- Do Not Interfere In Others’ Business Unless Asked.
Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others’ affairs, convinced that our way is the best way and those who do not conform to our thinking must be criticized and steered to our direction. God has created each one of us in a unique way. No two human beings can think or act in exactly the same way. Mind your own business and you will keep your peace.
- Forgive And Forget.
We often develop ill feelings inside our heart for the person who insults us or harms us. We nurture grievances, resulting in loss of sleep, development of stomach ulcers, and high blood pressure. Get over this bad habit. Life is too short to waste in such trifles. Forgive and forget, and march on. Love flourishes in giving and forgiving.
- Do Not Crave For Recognition.
This world is full of selfish people. They seldom praise anybody without selfish motives. They may praise you today because you are in power, but no sooner than you are powerless, they will forget your achievement and will start finding faults in you. Why do you wish to kill yourself in striving for their recognition? Their recognition is not worth the aggravation. Do your duties ethically and sincerely.
- Do Not Be Jealous.
We all have experienced how jealousy can disturb our peace of mind. You know that you work harder than your colleagues in the office, but sometimes they get promotions; you do not.
You started a business several years ago, but you are not as successful as your neighbor whose business is only one year old. Should you be jealous? No.
- Change Yourself According To The Environment.
If you try to change the environment single-handedly, the chances are you will fail. Instead, change yourself to suit your environment. As you do this, even the environment, which has been unfriendly to you, will mysteriously change and seem congenial and harmonious.
- Endure What Cannot Be Cured.
This is the best way to turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Every day we face numerous inconveniences, ailments, irritations, and accidents that are beyond our control.
If we cannot control them or change them, we must learn to put up with these things. We must learn to endure them cheerfully. Believe in yourself and you will gain in terms of patience, inner strength and will power.
- Do Not Bite Off More Than You Can Chew.
We often tend to take more responsibilities than we are capable of carrying out. Know your limitations. . Why take on additional loads that may create more worries?
You cannot gain peace of mind by expanding your external activities. Reduce your material engagements and spend time in prayer, introspection and meditation. This will reduce those thoughts in your mind that make you restless. Uncluttered mind will produce greater peace of mind.
- Meditate Regularly.
Meditation calms the mind and gets rid of disturbing thoughts. This is the highest state of peace of mind.
Try and experience it yourself. If you meditate earnestly for half an hour everyday, your mind will tend to become peaceful during the remaining twenty-three and half-hours.
You may think that this will interfere with your daily work. On the contrary, this will increase your efficiency and you will be able to produce better results in less time.
- Never Leave The Mind Vacant.
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop. Keep your mind occupied in something positive, something worthwhile. Actively follow a hobby. Do something that holds your interest. You must decide what you value more: money or peace of mind. Your hobby, like social work or religious work, may not always earn you more money, but you will have a sense of fulfillment and achievement.
- Do Not Procrastinate And Never Regret.
Do not waste too much time in protracted wondering ” Should I or shouldn’t I?” Days, weeks, months, and years may be wasted in that futile mental debating. You can never plan enough because you can never anticipate all future happenings. Value your time and do the things that need to be done