What do you think is the most important thing in life? Health? Money? Love? Sex? I believe it’s none of those things. The most important thing in life is priceless, and cannot be bought. No matter whatever else you may have, without this, you cannot totally enjoy what you have. Give up? It’s peace of mind. Think about it. You can have both health and wealth, but if you are constantly upset or worried, because of issues with your partner, you won’t enjoy what you have. If you are in Cheektowaga, you may take note of this.
If you’re unhappy in your relationship and are not sure what you should do, ask yourself this: Am I happier with this person in my life than I was without them? I believe the main reason for having anyone in your life, whether friend or lover, is because you’re life is better with that person in it.
Being with the right person can be heaven on earth. Being with the wrong person is hell on earth. The Dalai Lama once said, “We must first make peace within ourselves if we are to make peace in the world.” In having peace of mind, you’re contributing to the world by making it a more peaceful place, and that, is priceless.
The Importance of Peace of Mind in Your Life
The newest concern for parents is Internet safety for kids. Children are growing up with information at their fingertips, but many of the places they go on-line are not safe. Chat rooms can expose children to unsavory ideas, and many other websites regularly collect information from children about their parents, their schools, and even their addresses.
Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. Pedophiles are attracted to kids's websites too, and regularly try to lure kids into meeting them in real life. There have been many abduction cases that resulted in child molestation and even child pornography.
The facts of on-line child abuse are hard to face, but parents can be relieved to know that there are many ways to improve Internet safety for kids. As with all child safety precautions, it is best to work actively with children so they can learn how to navigate the world's traps and tricks when they are on their own.
This is the first step towards a safer Internet, but the on-line world is still crawling with predators. And kids regularly perform searches that accidentally result in child pornography websites. If this happens, report the page immediately to the national child pornography hotline by calling 1-800-843-5678.
Children may never be completely safe on the Internet. However, by becoming more involved with children's interests on-line, parents not only are making their kids safer, but also building stronger and more trusting relationships. Monitoring your kids may be inevitable, but the best approach for improving internet safety is not to just make rules, but to instill real values that stick.
Peace of Mind - A Boomer's Wish
Why waste life with a troubled mind? Without peace of mind, what good is anything else you have?
It's normal to be dissatisfied. Nearly everyone lacks peace of mind.
Thoreau wrote that "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." Freud wrote that "Life, as we find it, is too hard for us... we cannot dispense with palliative measures." 'Twas ever thus: the Buddha pointed out twenty-four hundred years ago that, since ordinary life is always changing and change cannot quench our desires, we are always frustrated and dissatisfied. We just don't feel good. To be a normal human being is to lack peace of mind.
It's even worse in developed countries. Surviving has become so easy that boredom is epidemic. H. G. Wells: "In the Country of the Blind the One-eyed Man is King." A little peace of mind goes a long way.
As in learning, say, chess or go, just learning how to do it is far from mastering it. Mastery requires a lot of time spent practicing properly. Even so, just 20 or 30 minutes daily is sufficient to increase peace of mind noticeably. It's a simple daily tonic with enormous benefits.
If, like most people, your mind is not as quiet as you'd like, instead of continuing to live unhappily and not feel good, I encourage you to fix it. I believe that it is impossible to live peacefully and well without regularly training your mind.