What many fail to realize is that in order to find inner peace, you have to first not dwell on what you are missing. Inner peace is something that comes within you despite the surroundings, circumstances and people that come in your path, you are able to be center with yourself spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.
This is not a how-to-guide on how to find your inner peace, because it would not make sense to have it from another point of view other than yourself. You may take the advice of others into consideration but at the end of the day, it is how you perceive you and the world around you, to yourself.
It could be those extra minutes-to an hour that you take every morning before starting your day to pray, exercise or even write. When you allow yourself to have time separated from your every-day routine, to just think and not speak, you find that yourself doing a lot of listening and less hearing (there is a difference).
When you hear your thoughts in your head, you just simply perceive the sound in your ear. When you are listening to yourself in your head, you are allowing a concentration from your brain that conducts meaning from those words, causing a better understanding. Inner peace is being able to understand why things are the way they are and learning to adapt to them in order to be at a safe and happy place.
Once you figure out how you want to start your day, make sure to remember to stay positive. This goes for everything that happens in you life. Yes, you are going to have people question, against and even fight you on your direction of finding inner peace, but know that it is not the obstacle that is the problem but how you react to it.
At times, many people find themselves getting out of character when something does not go their way, comfort is our safe zone. What you need to realize is that in order to get to at a secure and complete place where nothing bothers you and that you are always optimistic, you have to step outside of your comfort zone and face your problems. Running away is not going to solve anything because eventually the problem is going to come back in another form. Instead, face it head on with the best intentions and a sense of optimism for an even better result. You will sometimes be surprise at what can happen.
Nobody said it was going to be easy but then again no one has the same exact route for inner peace. Whether it be going to church and getting closer to God, or joining an organization for the betterment of the community or even contributing to the girl scout that you see every week trying to sell her cookies by giving her an extra five dollars just because you felt like it (plus you cannot help buying those darn Samoa cookies), finding your inner peace can come through all different forms. Just make sure to focus on the little things that you do have and be grateful for it and make them great.