It’s Joyous to be at Peace with Self.
If there is one thing I have learned in this life, it is to be at peace with myself. When under stress, we are often prone to react in an unlikely manner. The way we react to the after-effect is very important. Some choose to be very sorry, others chose to change whereas others choose to do nothing.
However, the strongest people go a notch higher to assess how they reacted. It is very important to weigh the options at hand in any situation. While doing that audit, we then ask ourselves the very question that ought to guide us in every decision-making process. That question is, “What was the right thing to do in such a situation?”
No wonder in a presentation somewhere, the speaker noted that there is a big difference between leaders and managers. Whereas managers strive to do things right, leaders strive to do the right thing in every situation.
What the last statement brings out is that it may mean hurting someone to do something good for them, for you, and everybody else. The first part means doing things in such a way that you make everybody happy even if it means bad things.
Let us derive in-depth the two approaches. Doing the right thing even if it means paining someone liberates the self-guilty of deceit that may develop in us in the long run. The pain is often a moment thing yet the peace that results is a for-life thing.
Trying to please everyone even if it means doing bad things means that we harm ourselves with guilt conscious. And then we don’t help the other person. That is why I believe that the world today needs more people who are willing to be fearless in facing the truth.
Men and women who are willing to risk their reputation and character to do the right things and face ridicule but help people instead of the many who today go about lying to others and continue eroding their moral character and at the same time immersing themselves in guilty thoughts.
For instance, it is prudent today that we know we are not going to vote for someone and that they are headed nowhere yet we will falsely fill them with hopes of voting them in or hopes that they will carry the day when we know far too well that is impossible.
I am at a stage in life where I don’t fear rubbing a few shoulders the wrong way as long as I know that I am doing the right thing. When I find later that whatever I thought to be the right thing was not right, I quickly apologize if I wronged anybody and make peace with them before doing the actual good thing that needed to be done in the first place.
I would wish to try you on this journey of trying to shed off any regrets, pains, and grudges you are carrying inside of you today. Trying to do the right thing from today going forward and see how the quality of your life will change.
When you are at peace with yourself, you will then realize that you will start being at peace with others and the universe at large. If there is any secret that is bound to change your life a great deal, it is the secret of being at peace with yourself.
No wonder one person asked for the ability to change those things they are in a position of changing and the grace to accept those that they cannot change. This is being at peace with self, packaged differently. Try it out and then share the experience.
I wish you all the best in your endeavors on this matter.