"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming" -John Wooden
How to achieve peace of mind. Very hard to do. Yesterday I learned that a key to success is having your mind and your heart working together as one. Finding that balance between the constant battle we have on a day to day basis. Your heart says one thing, your mind says another. How could we possibly find balance and inner peace. I read an article on the internet once that really made me aware of this conflict, which I know happens to a lot of us. The article was called, How to Make Your Heart and Your Mind Work Together by Zen Habits by Jonathan Mead. He says that:
"It’s typical in our society to feel a conflict between what we want to do (our heart) and what we feel is practical (our mind)."
As I finished reading the article and took it all in, I realized that the solution is simple; we must ask ourselves a simple question before we make any decisions, Is this decision/choice working for me or against me? In order to do this, we have to clear the mind and give it breaks so it's not always on. When you calm your mind and your senses, you become conscious-aware of your always-present inner Self.
How do we do that?, through meditation. It's one of the best personal experiences I've ever had. This will be my first step towards achieving control over my mind in hopes to have a better sense of my inner self. A free and silent mind is always in meditation, so I encourage one and all to try it. Either go to a meditation center to do it or find audio cd's with guided meditations. Whichever path you choose, know that Meditation is the gateway through which you arrive to the world of freedom.