The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself? Peace of Mind

Karstein Bjastad shares how choosing to have peace of mind can make a crucial difference in your life.

I have learned that the greatest virtue, and the greatest gift you can give yourself, is peace of mind. And, thankfully, it’s something you canchoose to give yourself.

Your true self experiences peace of mind eternally, but, in order to experience your true self, you need to experience that peace first.

This makes peace of mind the key thing to aim for in life. Again, you canchoose to have it. This is primarily achieved by mentally letting go of what disturbs you.

Your lack of peace of mind is generated by your investment in maintaining your false sense of self; by mental attachments to who you are not. In truth you are perfect, innocent, fully protected and lacking nothing. Your daily experience of who you are is not who you are in truth.

Against your seeming experience, be willing to accept that you are perfect, innocent, fully protected and lacking nothing. Equally, be willing to accept that this is also true for everyone else. Also, be willing to accept that in your mind you have a memory of this perfection of yours and others.

When your peace of mind is disturbed, remind yourself of this; remind yourself that you and any other involved in disturbing your peace are completely innocent. Not only are you innocent, you are eternally perfect and fully protected and cared for.

Then, together with your memory of your perfection, truly forgive it; forgive the cause of your disturbed peace of mind as the untruth and nothingness that in truth it is, and release it to the part of your mind that remembers your perfection. In doing so, your peace of mind is restored, and your propensity to have your peace disturbed again by a similar situation is lowered.

By ultimately making this view of yourself and others second nature, by always being mindful of your and others’ innocence and perfection, nothing can disturb your inner peace….Continue reading at

Karstein is the author of The Naked Truth: Seven Keys for Experiencing Who You Are, a Practical Guide.

How to Stop Worrying
As You Are… (Poem)


Kate S.
Kate S4 years ago


Harley Williams
Harley W4 years ago

I tried to give myself peace of mind. It did not work. But when I trust in GOD then I get peace of mind.

GGma Sheila D.
GGmaSAway D4 years ago

Letting go of the baggage is essential for piece of mind. Though not always easy, it can be done one piece at a time. We are the sum total of our past...but we can change by letting go, looking around, and seeing the good that's around you. This isn't simplistic - it can be darn hard to let go of things you've carried for years...almost scary.

I started with some of my oldest suitcases, examining why I still hung on to the contents -when you look back from a more objective place, a calmer place, you'll usually find that it's easy to forgive, if necessary, and forget. This forgiveness can include a younger self, rather than just outside influences.

This doesn't have to be done all at once, but a bag at a time, little by little, and you'll find yourself that much lighter. I found I started liking myself more after getting rid of the crap I'd held onto for so long. Still have a few small bags, but they won't be allowed to grow into huge trunks.

Marianne B.
Marianne B4 years ago

thank you

Marie W.
Marie W4 years ago

Peace of mind rather than mind in pieces.

Natasha Salgado
Past Member 4 years ago


Ganaisha Calvin
Ganaisha Calvin4 years ago

i could use a bit more peace of mind

Janis K.
Janis K4 years ago


Emma Rose
Emma Rose4 years ago

yes finding peace in chaos ... SERENITY...

Edo R.
Edo R4 years ago

Thanks for sharing!