I got asked this question a lot of times and being an advocate for inner peace, I am indirectly letting people know that I am an advocate for mental health.
In other words, you can ask why mental health? I am sharing from a perspective of a life coach and from my mental health journey as well as my experience having worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life for two decades.
Since I was young I questioned a lot about how things are being done around us and I asked why must certain things be a default. For example, why must cleaning the house have to follow my mother’s way when there are other efficient approaches to it? Why was school being conducted in such a rigid military fashion and so much more?
The only reason why I questioned them was that I grew up in a verbally and physically abusive environment be it at home, in the streets or at school and these harsh realities had me questioning life at a very young age.
There’s more to tell but I am just going to summarise why inner peace or mental health into bullet points :
When you do not have inner peace, you get easily triggered.
Imagine living a life being sensitive towards what people say, what people do, your circumstances, how people look at you, and how they think about you. It is an insane asylum that we don’t realise we live in. We think that it’s common and normal to feel this way and so we continue to live a life being a reactionary machine with no awareness. Guess what? This insane asylum is good for business. That’s why the beauty and fashion industry has been booming for centuries. We invest in things that make us look good to cover up our insecurities although we know that this does not solve the problem at the core. That’s why the business of hospitalisation and anti-depressants is on the rise. That’s why people do silly things on social media to get all the love and attention and to gain approval.
When there’s no inner peace, people succumb to addiction.
Addiction does not only apply to drugs and alcohol, this includes long hours of TV, food addiction, pornography, shopping, excessive plastic surgery, gaming, overworking and more. Imagine the implication this has not only for you and your life but also for society and the people that you love.
When there’s no inner peace, you rely on others and the environment to be at peace.
We all know that we have no control over other people and how they want to show up, we cannot control the entire world to give us the peace that we crave deep down. They won’t last long when you look for peace in all these places. People come and go and situations will change. Then what? Most of us rely on our family members to make us happy and sometimes this over-reliance or co-dependence drives families apart where couples are seeking one another’s approval and happiness and sometimes to the expense of their mental health.
I hope that people can give some thought to why inner peace and mental health is important and when one begins to shift their attention inwards, life will begin to uncover its unique wonders that you fail to see when you are busy looking for approval, immersing in your habits and seeking peace in all the wrong places.
Book a discovery call with me if you want to be on the journey of diving inwards and experiencing a rewarding and meaningful life for the sake of your inner peace and mental health.