Our social worker at Emma's center in Duhok has delivered a session on inner peace and its importance for a number of displaced women on the 24 of May 2018, to assist with recovery after the difficulties they have faced.
To be in a state of internal peace refers to the state of peace in its mental and spiritual composition with sufficient knowledge and understanding to maintain the strength of self in facing controversy and
tension. To be (in peace) means for many to be healthy (balanced) which is opposite to being stressful and anxious.
Peace of mind is generally associated with a state of happiness and satisfaction. Both peace of mind, tranquility and calmness are descriptions of stress-free situations.
Some cultures consider inner peace as a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be accessed through various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation, T'ai chi ch'uan or yoga. Where many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of self-knowledge.
Internal peace is often associated with traditions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, emphasizes the importance of inner peace in the world: The real issue of lasting peace for the world concerns human beings, so human sentiments are also essential.
Peace can be achieved by internal peace, where the importance of individual responsibility is revealed; first we must reach peace within ourselves, and gradually expand it to include our families, our societies, and ultimately the entire planet.