Your inner peace is too expensive

This quote from Our Mindful Life via Action for Happiness, especially the line about value of our inner piece, really made me think. I am usually very aware of how I spend money, yet completely negligent with the energy that I pour into relationships with other people.

I often over extend myself, people please, rescue people despite their wishes or needs, over invest my energy at the cost to my inner peace. I worry for others, I want them to be happy, I want to help them be happier even when they are not ready. I basically try to take away other people’s suffering which in Buddhism is not the right action.

What if I quantified my inner peace and treated it like I treat money and time – with care and as a precious, scarce commodity? Would I make different decisions? Would I have different people in my life? Would I not start or continue some of the relationships?

Do you quantify your inner peace and treat it like money – protect it, track it, be aware of shifts in its balance and what and who causes the shifts? Do you invest and grow it sustainably? Minimising the costs and maximising the returns? 😊

About nomadoftheuniverse

Nomad of the Universe, nobody special, Buddhist, student of Ram Dass. I write about happiness, meaning and spirituality. My book on Love Addiction is out on Amazon now.
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