I’ve been reading a lot of things lately on happiness and eventually came to the conclusion that what we really all want when we speak of mood and happiness is what some people call “inner peace.”
Hopefully that statement above does not stir a debate.
So how do you quantify inner peace? There must be some type of criteria and perhaps we could begin with looking at how yogis, zen meditators, psychologists, philosophers, etc. describe inner peace. Surely it is a state of happiness and when we get “moody” we have lost our inner peace.
BTW some of the books I’ve been reading lately are:
“How to Be Happy No Matter What” by Richard Carlson
“Clarity” by Jamie Smart
“Inside-Out Revolution” by Michael Neill
and anything by Sydney Banks
Most of the books above give an idea of what is meant by inner peace as a state where you don’t have a bad mood or complicated thoughts or dialogs running through your mind.
Other than those books, I’m open to any suggestions on the subject.