"When you question your stressful thoughts, the freedom that comes out of that graces the world for all of us." ~ Byron Katie
When you are not experiencing inner peace, one thing to do is STOP, TAKE A BREATH, and ASK:
“What am I thinking about at this moment?”
Chances are you are thinking something stressful or rehashing and regurgitating thoughts from of old. Take the time to check in with yourself; especially when you are not feeling at peace.
When you are not feeling that peace or serenity, you are not in the present moment. Stress, fear, anxiety are not present moment feelings. You are either in the past or in the future. And why? You cannot change anything that has happened in the past and you cannot control the future. Yes, you can plan, and you need to do that; but plan, visualize and work in this moment to do what you need to do to make those plans a reality.
Stay in the present moment to maintain your inner peace.