Think Tranquility

Tranquil Living

Pink FlowerTranquility is a very a sought after and precious state of being. Originated from the Latin word ‘tranquillatas’  (trans meaning ‘exceedingly’ and quies interpreted as ‘rest’ or ‘quiet’) it is a word that we may hear mentioned every now and then but very rarely experience. So – what is tranquil living and how can you achieve it?

People spend a lot of their lives constantly in need of such an attribute. The general consensus is that in order to obtain a trouble free and peaceful lifestyle, you need to go on holiday or ‘get away from it all’.  This could not be further from the truth; there is no escaping an anxious, fretful mind, regardless of where you are.

Create Your Own Tranquil State

Although it may sound obvious, we are responsible for our own reality and perception of the environment around us. Peace and quiet, calmness, emotional stability, happiness, and a stress free state cannot exist unless our mind is in tune with these feelings. Think about it… you could be in the most beautiful and serene location in the world but still be out of your mind with worry regarding something or other. Our external surroundings ultimately have no control over our mentality or mood at any given time. Only we do. Only we have the power to dictate and control our train of thoughts and our internal ‘state of being’. We are the biggest influence in our lives. Tranquil living in short is up to us – it is a practice that we need to cultivate.

Blame and criticism is very common and it is within our nature to quickly point the finger when things happen that we do not like. However, we overlook the part that we as individuals have played in the consequences or outcome. I am not saying that we are responsible for everything that happens to and around us.  Although, by taking ownership of our lives and choosing NOT to be stressed etc., we are in a better position to handle what is beyond our control.  Austrian Alps

In short, ‘tranquility’ is a way of living, a way of feeling, and a way of thinking. You can search high and low for it but it will not come to you… you need to find tranquility within yourself.   

Suggestions and Ideas

The purpose of this website is for me to assist you in implementing more tranquility into your life. Moving forward, I will be discussing all the ways in which I personally have achieved increased tranquility on a daily basis, (which trust me is an accomplishment as I used to be the complete opposite!), and the true benefits it has had.

I would love to have your feedback on what tranquil living means for you and you try to achieve it. Please feel free to give me your honest opinion and if there are related topics you would like me to cover. Alternatively, if you have any tips or advice to share then please do!

Please see my other pages for more information about me and to get a general overview on the types of issues I plan to focus on (which is pretty much unlimited!). If you have any questions please contact me at holly@thinktranquility.com

Thank you very much for reading 🙂

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Patrick Larkins
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Very good post. I’m gonna try and absorb what I read and see if it will fit in my life. Thank you.

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Tim Yang

I’ve read your depression and unhappiness page and it resonates with me. I hate the monotonous life style of doing the things I hate every day and being forced to live as a slave. It may be my mentality, but I don’t believe it is something I can willfully change. I can’t change my preferences, sure I can change my attitude about something, but doesn’t change the fact that I still hate it. You can have a good attitude in doing things you don’t like, but that doesn’t change the reality of you hating doing what you don’t like.

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Hello I love the post, I,m currently working in a toxic environment in work and it,s that alone I,m doing something about it hence why I,m doing something about it by having my own online business, not only it will give me freedom but also peace of mind and tranquility, my point is if you are at a stage of suffering, you do anything to change that and from that point on it will motivate you to go about your goal, it,s making the right decision and take action and all the good things will come and take care of… Read more »

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jazzy323

Hi there, I think you have a great website with a great focus on honing in your spirituality and tranquility to bring about peace. I also really resonate with the fact that it is indeed your mind which can cause more stumbling blocks. You have a really personable approach with your writing and i look forward to more content

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Mike

Hi Holly !
Very nice post ! Tranquility is a great subject. I do believe that while wedo not have the ability to choose our environment all the time we can decide to be in charge of our reaction to it. In the worst situations we can learn what we don’t like. It’s similar to renameing a problem to an opportunity !
Best Regards !
Mike

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Tatjana

I love your post. I agree with you that person should and need to create their reality. I have been using meditation for years. I find out that some people even if they try to create calm environment , still fail because they are looking over their shoulders and expecting miracles. We all need to work on our own inner peace. Keep up good work.

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Evgeniya

Hi, Holly! It is very nice article about such a rare thing nowadays as tranquility. The rhythm of our life is so crazy that sometimes you forget just to stop, take a deep breath and relax. This seems to be impossible however this what really will help to concentrate more and take out of your head all unnecessary rush. You said that you personally achieve increased tranquility – would you advise how to keep staying in this mindset? as so many people around don’t like it and trying to destroy your positive and calm attitude by adding more rush and… Read more »

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npern

Hi Holly,
That was an insightful article. You are definitely correct when you say that most people (including myself) have to go on vacation or get away to be at peace. We do have control on our stress levels, or how we let different things upset us. A lot of thought-provoking information in this post. Nice job!

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Michael Maamari

This seems like an amazing website for anyone who’s looking to grow spiritually and emotionally. Theres a lot of helpful information on here. I really liked when you talked about creating your own reality. I believe the brain is the most powerful thing we have at our disposal and you can shape your entire perception of life the way you want to see it. I meditate on a daily basis to keep my mind and body relaxed, and it’s really helped me with incorporating maximum tranquility and peace in my life. I hope everything works out for you and all… Read more »

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Julie

I completely agree where you say that we are responsible for our own reality and perception of environment. I always thought that if you don’t like the situation then you can either change it or change the way you think about it. This is why tranquility is so important – otherwise you will always end up feeling restless and anxious about the curveballs that life can sometimes throw at you. Looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks for sharing.

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It’s not about where you’re at but it’s about what can you do in the given situation. As you have said, you can escape to different places to get a way for a little bit, but it may not change much but relieve you temporarily. Just like how people seek for happiness and peace through what’s external. But it may be setting yourself up for failure. No matter where you are if you can make the best of the situation. Whether you are going through the most challenging time or the best time of your life, you will always remain… Read more »

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Rachael

The feelings I got when I first saw your website was calmness, relaxed and peace. So I think you did a great job visually. You do have a lot of text which was informational but I think it would be nice to show more white space and some more pictures. Good job overall! Good luck!