Choose To Be At Peace With Your Life

Can you imagine being so at peace with yourself and your consciousness that almost nothing upsets you anymore? Becoming so in touch with your own soul that you realize how little everything actually matters should be everyone’s main goal in life. We are on this planet, living these lives, to enjoy our existence. We should be happy every day; we should look forward to waking up. Otherwise, what’s the point?

It’s far too common for people to let the smallest annoyances completely ruin their day. The guy in front of you is driving too slow? So what? Enjoy the scenery, take some time to breathe deeply, think about whatever it is you’re doing next. Your food is taking too long at the restaurant? That’s not the waitress’s fault; chat with your family or friends that you went out for dinner with. Break past the small talk and share your opinions on something real for once. Learn to embrace every moment. There’s a reason that every single thing in your life happens. Maybe that person was driving so slowly because if he hadn’t been, you would’ve gotten to a different part of the road sooner, resulting in you getting T-boned at an intersection. Don’t get mad—trust the process. Every moment is part of the process.

When you become aware of the fact that being alive is meant for nothing but your own happiness, your life will change. Life doesn’t matter without you; for all you know, life itself may not exist at all without you. Have fun and enjoy each day that you are blessed with. No one has ever been on their deathbed and thought, “Man, I’m really glad that I spent so much time being angry.”

You become so powerful when very little irritates you. Think of how much better the quality of your life becomes when you feel content and happy most of the time. So many people are held back by their misery. You’ll become capable of so much more when your heart is full of love and patience. Change your habits and become obsessed with loving life.

The five-by-five rule is a good one to live by. “If it won’t matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes being upset by it.” It’s a waste of life to let little things ruin your day. You’re here to have fun, to be happy. Everything will work out. Spend whatever amount of time you have on this planet doing things you enjoy. Appreciate everything, even when things don’t go exactly as you planned. Find peace in everything—you’ll be so much happier when you do.

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