Tranquility in paradise, according to ancient Asian philosophy. In far eastern culture, it is taught that peace is perfection, and a life that flows smoothly and efficiently reflects a superior person, who can conquer all minor disruptions in their mind and find their mental tranquility.
Many situations that show up in our day-to-day life not only disrupt us mentally and physically, however, when met with worry and fear, are nearly impossible to effectively overcome. Remember that fear and worry are useless, destructive; fear and worry are your worst enemy, fight them like an animal, shoot them down quickly as they arise in your mind and you will eventually be able to peacefully overcome each problem, no matter how big or small, that you may need to face through life. When you find true success and fulfillment you will be rewarded with tranquility.
Evaluate yourself, then study your shortcomings and plan to remedy them. Enhance your weakest points, and you will discover you are stronger in your ability to conquer all your trials and tribulations.
In Asian wisdom, it is stated, “Noble minds are calm and content—the princely man is one who knows neither grief nor fear, because if on searching his heart, he finds no guilt, why should he grieve? Of what should he be afraid?”
One has found tranquility in life when they have become conscious of their real power.
“Serene, I fold my hands and wait, Nor care for wind nor tide nor sea;
I have no more ‘gainst time or fate, For lo! My own shall come to me.
“I stay my haste, I make delays:
For what avails this eager pace?
I stand amid the eternal ways, and what is mine shall know my face.
“Asleep, awake, by night or day,
The friends I seek are seeking me;
No wind can drive my bark astray,
Nor change the tide of destiny.
“The stars come nightly to the sky, the tidal wave into the sea;
Nor time nor space, nor deep nor high,
Can keep my own away from me.”
Waiting Poem by John Burroughs 1915