62 Quotes for Peacefulness Within

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Look Inside

When looking to be in the here and now, the first place to look is inside.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Carl Jung

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.
Thich Nhat Hanh

People of the deepest understanding look within, distracted by nothing.

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the inner life that is to spark the change in consciousness that will permit us to advance.
Wayne Teasdale

I also believe that introversion is my greatest strength. I have such a strong inner life that I’m never bored and only occasionally lonely. No matter what mayhem is happening around me, I know I can always turn inward.
Susan Cain

Happiness does not come about only due to external circumstances; it mainly derives from inner attitudes.
Dalai Lama

Mindfulness allows us to shift the angle on our story and to remember that we have the capacity to learn and change in ways that are productive, not self-defeating.
Sharon Salzberg

Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.
Mahatma Gandhi

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Lin Yutang

Not merely an absence of noise, Real Silence begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary.
Peter Minard

Herein lies the whole secret of existence. Waves may roll over the surface and tempests rage, but deep down there is the stratum of infinite calmness, infinite peace, and infinite bliss.
Swami Vivekananda

Life is a dance. Mindfulness is witnessing that dance.
Amit Ray

Reclaim Your Inner Peace

Quotes about reclaiming your inner peace and sharing it with others.

No one can find inner peace except by working, not in a self- centered way, but for the whole human family.
Peace Pilgrim

When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.
Dalai Lama

Mindfulness practice means that we commit fully in each moment to be present; inviting ourselves to interface with this moment in full awareness, with the intention to embody as best we can an orientation of calmness, mindfulness, and equanimity right here and right now.
Jon Kabat-Zinn

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh

As flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.
Amit Ray

The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.
Dalai Lama

True solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation. One’s inner voices become audible… In consequence, one responds more clearly to other lives.
Wendell Berry

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
Cyril Connolly

Inner peace is impossible without patience. Wisdom requires patience. Spiritual growth implies the mastery of patience. Patience allows the unfolding of destiny to proceed at its own unhurried pace.
Brian L Weiss

Never be in a 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 de Sales

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.
Marcus Aurelius

Saturate your thoughts with peaceful experiences, peaceful words and ideas, and ultimately you will have a storehouse of peace – producing experiences to which you may turn for refreshment and renewal of your spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale

Do not lose yourself in the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries, or fears. Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.
Thich Nhat Hanh

There is a criterion by which you can judge whether the thoughts you are thinking and the things you are doing are right for you. The criterion is: Have they brought you inner peace ? If they have not, there is something wrong with them – so keep seeking! If what you do has brought you inner peace, stay with what you believe is right.
Peace Pilgrim

Learn calm to face what’s pressing.

The disciplined man masters thoughts by stillness and emotions by calmness.
Lao Tzu

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H Blum

Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to inner peace.
Ulysses G. Weatherly

Bust of Seneca

To bear trials with a calm mind robs misfortune of its strength and burden.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The silver lining is that we grow the most during periods of suffering. This is the time to try new techniques for finding inner peace and cultivating the one that works best for you.
Naval Ravikant

Letting Go

Letting go is essential to mindfulness and harmony. Moving on, forward and upward, in your search for peace.

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.
Gerald G Jampolsky

Self- understanding rather than self-condemnation is the way to inner peace and mature conscience.
Joshua Liebman

When you are disturbed by events and lose your serenity, quickly return to yourself and don’t stay upset longer than the experience lasts; for you’ll have more mastery over your inner harmony by continually returning to it.
Marcus Aurelius

As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery. We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.
Dalai Lama

With mindfulness, loving kindness, and self-compassion, we can begin to let go of our expectations about how life and those we love should be.
Sharon Salzberg

Learn to see – accustoming the eye to calm, to patience, to letting-things-come-to-it; learning to defer judgment, to encircle and encompass the question on all sides.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When we start to feel anxious or depressed, instead of asking, “What do I need to get to be happy?” The question becomes, “What am I doing to disturb the inner peace that I already have?”.
D. T. Suzuki

You should refrain from dependence on anything at all, pure or impure. Then mindfulness and mindlessness, views and no view, will be like a snowflake on a red-hot furnace.
Yuanwu Keqin

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.
Pema Chödrön

I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life. For me this began with the discovery of the meaninglessness of possessions beyond my actual and immediate needs.
Peace Pilgrim

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
Lao Tzu

As we encounter new experiences with a mindful and wise attention, we discover that one of three things will happen to our new experience: it will go away, it will stay the same, or it will get more intense. whatever happens does not really matter.
Jack Kornfield

Calm yourself. Breathe and be present. Important matters need you centered.
Brendon Burchard


Calmness to improve tranquility of mind and body.

No matter how busy you are, carve out time in your day to get calm, to think, to reflect, to be present.
Maria Shriver

The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one.
Wallace D Wattles

The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress is the easiest type of existence.
Norman Vincent Peale

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
Norman Vincent Peale

Sitting meditation, walking meditation, and mindful eating are good opportunities for resting. When you feel agitated, if you are able to go to a park or a garden, it is an opportunity for rest. If you walk slowly and remember to take it easy, if you are able to sit and do nothing from time to time, you can rest deeply and enter a state of true ease.
Thich Nhat Hanh

The nearer a man comes to a calm mind, the closer he is to strength.
Marcus Aurelius

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.
James Allen

Mindfulness is the miracle by which we master and restore ourselves… it can call back in a flash our dispersed mind and restore it to wholeness so that we can live each minute of life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.

The important thing in our understanding is to have a smooth, free-thinking way of observation. We have to think and to observe things without stagnation. We should accept things as they are without difficulty. Our mind should be soft and open enough to understand things as they are. When our thinking is soft, it is called imperturbable thinking. This kind of thinking is always stable. It is called mindfulness.
Shunryu Suzuki

Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Calm in quietude is not real calm. When you can be calm in the midst of activity, this is the true state of nature.
Huanchu Daoren

How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm I thank thee, night for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.
Lord Byron

Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility. In that state of mind you can deal with situations with calmness and reason, while keeping your inner happiness. This is very important. Without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed or unhappy because of circumstances.
Dalai Lama

Above all, do not be discouraged; be patient; wait; strive to attain a calm, gentle spirit.
St Francis de Sales


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