Acceptance, Gratitude

Peaceful Living

My life and all of our lives are filled with challenges that make it a bit difficult to be peaceful sometimes. Peaceful living leads us to be a creative thinker and smarter decision-maker.

“Never be in hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”—Saint Francis

 

As far as I am concerned, peacefulness keeps me good-humoured, spirited & friendly to others. Here I go, to demonstrate my panorama on peaceful living:

A formula that can be applied to any situation in life that I have learnt from Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

i.e. ACCEPTANCE.

ACCEPTANCE= PEACEFUL LIVING

The first thing is the moment you receive a consequence, Accept it. Whatever consequence is, first is Acceptance. Accept the unchangeable. Nothing can be done about it. It has to be accepted which means, the moment you accept it your peace is automatically protected. It is the power of Acceptance.

You know, why we get angry? Something is happening or something is about to happen; not the way I want it, that makes me angry. My non-acceptance makes it anger, a negative emotion, but when I am able to accept it, it becomes tolerance. My acceptance makes it tolerance, a positive emotion. Like this, the chain of emotions going on & on & on.

If I confer about another emotion, Fear. Such as, I am scared of public speaking and meeting. Maybe that’s why I have started writing. Well, back to the point, now the question arises, when do you feel fear? Whenever you face uncertainty, you feel fear. That leads you not to be adventurous or risk-taker.

Because you don’t want to face any uncertainty, you will not take part in any adventurous sport or event. Infect in the mode of context, nobody can be in business if you don’t want to face uncertainty. In reality in this modern world, doing business is an adventurous sport.

When I am facing uncertainty and I am not able to accept it, it becomes fear for me and when I am able to accept, it becomes an adventure. Furthermore, if someone hurts me and I am not able to accept, it becomes Hatred or if I accept, it becomes Forgiveness.

Something + non-acceptance is Anger, a negative emotion.

Something + acceptance is Tolerance, a positive emotion.

Something + non-acceptance is Fear, a negative emotion.

Something + acceptance is Adventure, a positive emotion.

The moment we turn our non-acceptance into acceptance, in that very instance, negative emotion will become positive emotion.

Hatred becomes Forgiveness,

Jealousy becomes Inspiration,

Fear becomes Adventure,

Anger becomes Tolerance,

Negative becomes Positive

When you change, your life changes. If you be worried, will change something out there in the world then, it makes sense but the universal truth is worrying don’t change anything. Executing acceptance is the only option.

“Radical acceptance is key to a peaceful life.”

Grateful, inspiration

ਚਿੰਤਾ ਤਾ ਕੀ ਕੀਜੀਐ ਜੋ ਅਨਹੋਨੀ ਹੋਇ॥

(Chintaa taa kee keejee-ai jo anhonee ho-ay)

(People become anxious, when something unexpected happens)

(This is a verse of Dhan Dhan Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji)

  • Chinta meaning worry, burden.
  • Anhoni meaning unexpected,impossible.

Whole Summary : You should do chinta if something unexpected happens. But, anhoni never happens!! everything that happens is honi (expected).

As commanded by our tenth Guru, Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, we have the living body of Guru in the form of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. It plays a central role in guiding our way of life. This is obvious, As a believer, I shall mention how it helped me to be guided by Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. Life is precious, but it can also be remarkable difficult at times. Believe, faith is what helps to get us through the pathway in times of darkness, helping to give us strength in times of weakness.

Four Noble Truths.

  • There is sadness.
  • There is a way to get out of it.
  • There is happiness as well.

The key to happiness is focus on your present. Nothing is stable or permanent in this world. Whatever has been created shall be destroyed, everyone shall perish, today or tomorrow.