The world is filled with so much noise and bad energies so much that seeking and finding peace in a troubled world is a necessary, conscious act and effort.

Maintaining a daily life of peace is crucial for a lot of things to fall in place in one’s life. If there is any prayer I’ve prayed the most, it is the prayer for personal peace.

I believe peace is important, yet it is scarce because we are burdened daily by a lot happening around us.

What is worse is that we become internally affected when we do not control how we process and sieve away the bad stuff.

Why is finding peace in a troubled world important?

We need peace to navigate our troubled world where frustration, hopelessness and depression are taking their toll on an average person; no one is spared.

The world today is filled with so much chaos that without actively pursuing inner peace, we can go nuts by merely contemplating the ills happening. Peace is what calms our troubled hearts and shines the rays of hope in our darkened minds.

How can you find peace in a troubled world?

The beautiful thing is that finding peace in a troubled world is not as difficult as many think, it is easily accessible when you seek it. Let me show you the 6 ways you can find peace.

Acknowledge the chaos you feel

You have to agree that there is a problem before you can go in search of a solution. I discovered that I had a breathing problem for some months in 2020, so one day I engaged the Holy Spirit out of dire need.

I was in the bathroom when it dawned on me that my heart was filled with much anxiety and comparison that I felt I could stop breathing the next second.

There and then, I prayed: Lord, help me to be at peace with all that others have, take away this anxiety that is disrupting my body and help me breathe again.

The relief was instant and soothing. Since then, I’ve never looked back and my anxiety tendency has reduced to a manageable ratio.

Be alert

The devil or the other voice that rams on nonstop like a locomotive with faulty engines, the one that regurgitates the mistakes of your past.

The one that shines his ill light on what your good ‘ol neighbour has, the one that calls out your woes and downplays your worth, he is ever so ready to throw your life off balance with only a single thought.

How do you know when peace is absent? The best example is when you get troubled, anxious and envious of what someone else has or oblivious to your blessings. That is where he starts his warfare, by simply making you critical of other people’s success.

A common saying warns that we criticize what we want but don’t have or can’t afford. When it comes to the matter at hand, you must never let the devil play mind games with you.

Never be caught in the loophole of victimizing yourself and hypocritical criticism. If you like it—what others have—pray about it: all good and precious gifts come from above.

Always pray the prayer of peace

I’m always ready to protect my inner peace which is why by divine inspiration, I created a quick prayer that I utter when my head starts going nuts and my heart gets clogged.

Here’s the updated version:

I am at peace with my past, present and future; I am at peace with everyone who has hurt me, rejected me and broken me; I have peace with myself and God.

~PRAYER OF PEACE

Pursue good thinking

Good thinking is not necessarily happy thinking. Good thinking is seeing things in their best state right now in your mind even if the opposite is the reality.

Like they say in neuroscience, create the picture of the type of life you desire.

The bible puts it better:

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 (KJV)

Argue less

Up until now, all I’ve talked about is the internal and spiritual side of finding peace. Now, I’ll talk about the one habit that can cut off everything that steals your peace: unnecessary argument.

As a teen and young adult, I used to argue a lot to the detriment of my heart but as I entered my late twenties, I began to bridle my tongue so that my heart can have more space for noble things.

Arguments breed contention especially if you are very opinionated like me, which can escalate to contempt if not well resolved. As I learned from Alex my emotional intelligence friend, we disagree when we have value differences.

What it means is that arguing with people to get them to agree with you is a waste of time since the problem is a matter of differing values.

What to do? Make your point and leave it at that. Never make winning an argument your forte. Argue less, find peace.

Stay off drama

Negative people give negative vibes that can ruin your state of being. Whether it’s the savage banter on social media or pointless call outs, you should define your limit.

Also, in your personal life or inner circle, know when someone is dishing negative vibes and courteously excuse yourself.

Finding peace is a matter of habits and what you allow into your mind. I hope this post will help you start a new journey to creating a calm ambience in your life, heart and mind so that you start feeling confident about yourself and your dreams.

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  • December 22, 2021