It’s a common belief in this world that nothing can be achieved without struggle. So, if you want to be at peace from within yourself, just become a master of the self and, in the process, get rid of all hardships without any struggle.
The word struggle implies effort and labour for having to choose between what I can have and what I can’t in my life. The big question that emerges here is: can there be a life without struggle? And the answer is yes, why not?
In order to live a life without struggle, first, we must stop trying to control everything around us. The only entity that we can control is none other than ourselves. There is nothing outside that one can really control. If one isn’t in control of oneself, then other people or entities will take the opportunity to do the same. Recognising that there is nothing we can control outside allows us to let go and flow with life.
Secondly, we must stop trying to compete with the world. Striving to keep up with others will only add stress to our lives, making it devoid of happiness. Always remember that one who is internally strong has no need to prove anything to anyone.
We must also leave behind the habit of constant complaining and criticising. Most of our struggle is created in the mind by our own thought process. We can always find beauty in everything if we have the right vision to look for it. Learning to see the glass half full is an art that we need to cultivate in ourselves. If one follows the right method, it will then be a simple task to be at peace without any kind of struggle. The key is to learn the lessons in life and move on. Remember, in life, nothing is ever a mistake, it’s just a lesson.
The writer is an international speaker, spiritual educator and experienced meditation teacher. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.brahmakumaris.org