7 Ways to Make Your Life More Peaceful

Everyone could use a little (or a lot) more peace in their lives. The good news is that peace can be found in simplicity - everything we need, we have. And with this, we already reached our first point:

  1. All that you need, you already have - If you keep striving for more all the time, you will never truly appreciate what you have. Enjoy the moment, be thankful for all that you have and know that you don’t need more.
  2. Meditate - I cannot express how much my life has improved since I started meditating every day. If you can sit still with yourself, look your thoughts in the eye and accept what you see, peace will follow.
  3. Admire nature - Even if just for 10 minutes, take time out of your day to walk in nature. Look at the trees, the sky, the flowers that grow our of the cracks of concrete and learn from them. Take your dog with you if you have one. We can learn a lot about peace from nature and our animal friends.
  4. Life isn’t serious - If you accept that life simply isn’t a serious thing, you will know peace. Nothing you do has more meaning than the other. Growing your fingernails and building a company have the same kind of value when it comes to the level of life. Just live your life, the way you want to. Just be. Read more»

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How to Become a Better Person with Meditation (+ How to Meditate)

Most people interested in spirituality probably already know the basics of meditation. But just in case you don’t know, here’s how to meditate:

  • Sit in a comfortable position with your back upright or you can lie down on the ground as well if you want.
  • Make your thumb and index finger touch - this will help you concentrate.
  • Inhale deeply and as you exhale, close your eyes.
  • From bottom to top, relax all the muscles in your body (legs, tummy, chest, arms, shoulders, neck, face and top of the head).
  • Then simply start concentrating on your breathing. Feel your breath as it moves in and out of your nose. Let your breath flow naturally. It will start to slow down after a while and you can even notice after some time that you are barely breathing.

This basic meditation guide can help you empty your mind and relax you. If you practice it every day, you will become a more mindful and calm person.

I have some extra tips to share with you to help you improve yourself as a person:

A very effective method I use every time I meditate is repeat mantras. To decide what mantras you want to focus on, simply picture the person you want to be and choose the attributes as mantras. For example: I was a very anxious person, who had a hard time accepting myself and certain events in life. So my mantas became “I am peace” “I am acceptance” and “I am kindness”. I start my meditation with these three mantras and I repeat them over and over in my mind. They will become imprinted in your mind and if you stay with your practice, you will notice that you are truly becoming the person you want to be. Of course it is important to practice these attributes outside of meditation as well and react the situations with them in your daily life.

The most effective way to make yourself a better person through meditation is to observe yourself from a third person view. Read more»

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How to Handle Relationship Fights

When you fight with the person you love the most, you probably feel like your whole world is falling apart. And when you can’t seem to reach a conclusion and the fight just gets bigger and bigger and it seems like you will never be able to resolve things, you can feel like you’re going to go insane. Whatever feelings you may feel, fighting with your significant other can be one of the worst things to go through.

We all know those fights when it just goes on for hours and we don’t even know why it started, but it brought up every nasty event from the past. And we just keep piling it on, piling it on until we are out of life for a week.

Can you prevent these fights? Well, sure. If we always have love and kindness in our hearts and actions and have no ego then nothing like this can happen. But is this humanly possible? Probably, for some people, but us mere mortals have to face the consequences of our ego-filled actions.

It’s normal to argue with the person you share your life and your heart with. It’s even normal to go a little insane sometimes. But what we have to learn is how to let go of it afterwards and find our way back to the love in our hearts.

After shouting your lungs out, hurting the other and being hurt yourself, you’re exhausted. You’re tired and you just want things to be “good” again. But what you don’t see then is that you need some “bad” in order to be able to experience the “good”. If everything was always fine, than would you truly be happy? What makes a relationship strong is going through struggles together, facing them together, forgiving each other and forgetting, and remembering the love that you have for each other in your hearts. Read more»

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