One of the greatest principles of Hawaiian philosophy called Ho’oponopono reads: 'Take care of your external world on a par with your inner world, because they are one reality'. This idea of unity is fundamental, for example, to understand how dissociative disorders work or for nourish inner peace starting from the idea of the whole.
One of the pioneers of integrated medicine is Dr. Deepak Chopra, who specializes in internal medicine and endocrinology, with a focus on metabolism studies. Chopra has elaborated several theories that are not free from controversy. What is certain is that his theories can be an interesting starting point to take care of our own inner peace.
'The greatest mystery of existence is existence itself.'
Ideas for preserving inner peace
Preserving inner peace is a common goal. To achieve this, many seek inspiration in oriental philosophy . Some focus on the help of a professional, while the more traditional value system of our society seems to require a revolution or, at least, a different path from the one along which the same relational and technological dynamic seem to lead us.
When we talk about the traditional value system, we are referring to that system that focuses on extreme competition, out of control consumerism and professional success at any price. This system is still predominant, but second Chopra , Day by day more and more people they are looking for an alternative path: that of finding peace.
According to this doctor, inner peace is a state that tends to be maintained once reached . The problem is that achieving this personal tranquility takes a long introspective journey. If you are willing to search within yourself, below you will find the lessons, goals or challenges proposed by Doctor Chopra to try to know ourselves a little more deeply and perceive this feeling of reconciliation between who we were, who we are and who we want to be, which is what we sometimes miss so deeply.
Seeking peace within oneself
The first step is seek and identify the peace that is hidden within us. To do this, Dr. Chopra argues that you need to rely on the joys of meditation. In this way, we will be able to look within and go beyond superficial mental activity.
For Chopra, this research implies go beyond the usual way of thinking to reach the deepest point of our mind, the one where the region of peace is located. Here you will find stillness and silence, which turn into a lasting experience.
Return to the place of peace
The next step is return to the place where we really feel at peace. This journey, however, is not physical but mental. Consequently, when we experience stressful situations, which cause us restlessness and negative emotions, we must return to this place within us, where we will find inner peace.
Training on returning to the 'refuge' will allow us to spend less and less time reaching this place whenever we need it and, therefore, not to get lost along the way. In this way, it will be easier for us to free ourselves from anger, from resentment and uncertainties.
No more violence of any kind
After rediscovering our place of inner peace, we can return to it whenever we want and it will be easier for us to get rid of violence. This phase is essential to cope with impulses and dominate the energy that is released from emotions.
According to Chopra, the result will be learning to manage wisely the anger, the envy and resentment. Only in this way will we be able to be free, letting go of the ego and insecurity that accompany these negative feelings.
This step is important for abandon negative emotions and reach our true being. Here, in the places of peace, just as let's meditate , we will establish the basis of a more solid balance. With the passage of time, we will assimilate it and recognize it as the only one possible. This means that this balance will become part of our being, that is, of ourselves.
The experience of inner peace increases day by day
At this point, you have to make sure of to grow our inner peace. This means that we will let ourselves be guided day after day by a silent voice that comes from the balance reached. That is, that consciousness that has abandoned violence and restlessness and which is based on greater control of what happens in us and, consequently, also outside of us.
This is the method that Deepak Chopra proposes to find and preserve inner peace. According to him, if we followed all these rules, there would be no more wars. Could he be right?
'We are all capable of going beyond our material constraints.'