Tranquility 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.
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.
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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!
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