Peace of mind

Glad you noticed this website. Did you search for it? Either way, you are now well on your way to harmony and tranquility. There is neither mystery nor magic here, but rather much common sense and some science.

  • Peace of mind is being without worries.
  • Harmony is when things seem right or suitable together.
  • Tranquility is the absence of noise, violence and threats.

There is little objection to [the noun] peace in the sense that all eight billion humans would decide overnight to become best friends. While awaiting better times you settle for being at peace yourself.

When people around you respond likewise to your always friendly demeanor, a tranquil exchange of opinion brings harmony within reach. An agreement to disagree also returns tranquility. Even long before a conflict ends, you can already have peace of mind.

Awareness

Two practical examples help to attain peace of mind, harmony and tranquility. Imagine yourself for a moment to be the captain of a ship. One task of the captain is to know the ship’s position, the weather, currents and obstacles around. Your senses help to become aware of threats and opportunities. What you see, hear, feel, smell and taste feeds into the awareness.

Beware when you search for the term awareness online. There you are mostly misguided into the realm of emotions, intuitions and beliefs that are actually beyond human sensory input.

Consciousness

Undoubtedly you give your awareness some thought or other. Even while you just like where your ship floats, enjoy the fair weather, drift with current and breeze, and actually plan to have no plan ahead. Your thought, reflection, imagination, emotions and dreams make up the consciousness.

What goes around online as awareness, is mostly part of consciousness.

Then also think of yourself as an investigative journalist, preparing a documentary. In order to ever complete your publication, research must be limited in scope and time. But poor research impairs any result. This consideration involves a conscious decision to become aware of enough, but not too much and certainly not everything.

The awareness trap is learning enough about a subject in order to think that you get it right, but not enough to know that you are actually wrong.

You are likely not a captain or investigative journalist by profession. Captain and journalist are just examples of course, but not random ones.

As captain, you are the person in charge. No one bosses you around.

As journalist, you speak truth to power. You research and record what you have learned today. Tomorrow you’ll read it back and you’ll see the bigger picture. The day after tomorrow, there will be a way out.

Whatever your private or professional situation actually is, you are fully entitled to follow these examples.

Brain

In search of peace of mind, harmony and tranquility, the means at your disposal are few but powerful. You have a brain processing awareness and consciousness.

Mind

The physical brain contains its mental counterpart, like a sound system contains music. The nerve impulses in the brain represent arguments, beliefs, culture and much more, like an audio file renders music.

Awareness and consciousness are not part of the brain. They are what the brain can do. Awareness and consciousness are states of mind, ranging from clueless to genius.

You can skip unraveling how the brain serves the mind, just as it is safe to use a computer without any degree in informatics. If you trust your handheld, laptop or desktop, then also rely on your ‘necktop’ computer.

More importantly, the philosophical question of why the brain generates experiences in the conscious mind, is still fiercely debated.

Supernatural

One may limit one’s understanding of consciousness to nature, or believe that some supernatural force must be at work in the mind. Both frames of mind include questions about origin and infinity. How did the known universe come about and more interestingly, as toddlers incessantly ask, why?

Suffice to say here that barely enough awareness and imperfect consciousness, already help ease most of your (inner) troubles and find peace of mind, harmony and tranquility.

“Bad fortune is fickle. Perhaps it will come, perhaps not; in the meantime it is not. So look forward to better things.” – Seneca minor

“The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live.” – Epicurus

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