We often associate calmness and peace with inactivity, and so it’s difficult to imagine being calm in a busy urban lifestyle. We may make time to refresh or go way on health retreats, but we still find a difference between ourselves at rest and ourselves in the real world. Daily stress, however, is very fatiguing and eventually leads to diseases; Mental worry alone is exhausting.
It’s becoming obvious that health and peace are not luxuries but necessities of daily urban life. It is possible to live a dynamic life while maintaining a strong inner peace and clarity. Not only is this possible, but if we combine calmness with activity we discover in ourselves more creativity, energy, and happiness.
Finding balance and clarity takes practice and patience. A healthy diet, sleep, and an exercise program are fundamental to a calm and active life. Next is to learn about the nature of the mind, how it works to bring us happiness or to make us miserable.
This is the focus of Yoga and has been studied for thousands of years. Finally, each one must know what inner peace is and to remember it as often as possible. Yoga is a combination of many practical skills that create clarity in the mind and quiet in the soul.
Whether in business, art, a profession, or managing a family, you will find it is possible to be fully expressive and dynamic while staying gracefully established in peace!