Part 2: Mental Habits of Peaceful People

Peaceful people have a different relationship with their emotions than most of us do. Mainly, they don't cater to them. They understand that their emotions are fleeting — here one moment, gone the next. So, they weather their internal storms with a sense of wonder and even curiosity as they watch them pass.

If you want to be more peaceful like these peaceful people, see if you can start observing your emotions instead of getting sucked into them. Try to step outside of the emotion for a moment and just watch it.

What does it feel like? How does it feel inside your body? Where do you feel it? What is present when you experience these emotions?

The simple act of observation turns you into the observer instead of the emotion. And if you’re the observer, you’re not under the control of your emotion.

What do you think? Have you tried doing this yet?

Let me know about your experience in the comments below.