Inner peace is a colloquialism that refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress.The topic of inner peace addresses a universal need. There is nobody on this planet that does not desire inner peace. It is not a desire that is new to our time. Rather, it is something that everybody has been searching for throughout the ages, regardless of color, creed, religion, race, nationality, age, sex, wealth, ability or technological advancement.
Inner peace is for the most part of our lives very elusive; we never seem to get our hands on it.
Many of us mistake personal pleasures for inner peace; we achieve elements of pleasure from a variety of things, be it wealth, sexual relations or other than that. But these do not last, they come and go. Yes we have personal pleasures from time to time and we are pleased with various things from time to time, but this is not inner peace. Well atleast not in my opinion.
For me true inner peace is a sense of stability and contentment which carries me through all the trials and difficulties of life.
Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress. In some cultures, inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation, or yoga, for example. Many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of knowing oneself.So for sure you will be getting different kinds of answers for this question.
As a practicing psychologist I also believe that inner peace can only be achieved if the obstacles that are beyond our control are accepted by us patiently as part of our destiny.The search for inner peace involves recognizing the problems that we have in our lives, recognizing our obstacles, recognizing that inner peace will only come when we identify those obstacles and understand which of them we can change and that we focus on those obstacles we can change, the ones which are related to our self. So we have to focus mostly on self-change and develop better character. This is mainly I focus on to acquire inner peace.
In addition to all that written before, I frequently practice forgiveness not for others but for self also…
this is what I do to relieve myself from stresses to attain deep,true and strong inner peace.
I hope all those who will go through this answer will be benefited.
All the best wishes and best of luck for getting true inner peace.