For some, inner peace is something that can be achieved on a daily basis, but for most of us, it is a moment in time solidified by us being one with the world. There is no secret that our biology syncs up with the rhythm of the universe, that the times that we feel the best are the times that we feel most connected to the world as a whole.
Think of the last time that you were in the woods, when you felt nothing resembling city life around you, that you were just left with nature and your toes in the sand. This is the time where we come as close as possible to enlightenment, the times during which we come closest to inner peace.
But we live in the real world
Where concerns loom and we are constantly bombarded with externalities from our everyday life. We can’t simply live in the woods whenever we want, and must find a way to achieve inner peace in our daily lives. For some this means meditation, for others it simply means taking your mind away from reality and thinking about the times when you felt most connected with the world.
No matter how you choose to do it, there should be a priority in finding the balance between the real world and where you feel most comfortable with the universe. In essence, it becomes a way to cope with the stress of the world and know that you are a part of something larger than yourself.