Looking for a guided meditation for peace of mind? In this article, we’ve got everything you need to start, from scripts to techniques.
Meditation is a practice that brings us back to our center, invites calmness into our mind and relaxes the body from tension and tightness. Whether we need more tranquility, inner peace or simply want to have some quality time for ourselves, there is a guided meditation we can choose from – each will focus on a particular aspect of life, inner peace and calmness being one of them.
Below we will talk about the sensation and experience of inner peace and will provide you with a few guided meditation scripts you may try out with your next practice.
What is Inner Peace and Why it Matters?
Inner peace is a seemingly easy concept to understand, yet in our modern times, life has become so complex that nothing is easy anymore. The question of inner peace has been talked about broadly in yogic traditions and is something every one of us has access to. One might say that during our busy times, inner peace is not something we think about every day, yet it is something we all wish to experience.
Om Shanti is a Sanskrit chant for peace. Peace in all its forms and all its significance. Peace of an individual, a society, and all life and energy. To understand the concept of inner peace, we must delve deep within ourselves, looking for balance, calmness and happiness in our personal experiences. We may also explore outside, see more broadly and rediscover inner peace as a collective sensation around us, reaching us not only from within but also from the whole universe around us. In both cases, inner peace and tranquility are a deeply rooted and conscious state of being – feeling able to accept, understand and acknowledge all sensations and events without judging them as good or bad and appreciating life and our purpose just the way it is.
Inner peace can also be seen as a part that allows us to stay calm in uncomfortable, stressful moments. Finding one’s center and balance even when the surroundings are not exactly how we wish them to be is a clear sign that a person is experiencing peace and calmness.
Finding a moment of stillness, following a guided meditation, going for a walk, observing nature or just breathing calmly are all powerful ways of being with ourselves and experiencing inner peace. There is no need to go through very strict and rigid practices – although they may also be a form of finding inner peace for some. Simply allowing ourselves to feel and respond to our feelings is a great way to approach peace and tranquility.
Inner peace is not only a state of total bliss and spirituality – as many lives as there are in this universe, as many sensations of inner peace will there be. Finding our path towards calmness and self-awareness is part of life’s journey, and inner peace is yet another component we need to take care of, nourish and experience.
Guided Meditation For Peace
Each person undertakes meditation for different reasons, and inner peace will be a different and unique sensation for each person. A guided meditation for inner and universal peace can help open our minds, release tension, and show us how to experience tranquility and calmness.
Meditation and guided meditation often lead us deep within, where we can see, listen to and explore the energy inside us – whether it’s our emotions, mind or body. From getting to know each other and allowing these spaces to bloom and feel, we might be invited into a deeper meditative state called Samadhi, or total self-collectiveness. This is when we reach a complete union with the energy of existence and life.
For some, it is a state of tranquility and a form of reaching inner peace or feeling peace within the entire cosmos. For others, meditating for peace can be a completely different experience. There is no need to reach the state of Samadhi, as we can follow its path by not being pressured and wanting it.
A guided meditation for peace can be a beautiful and powerful practice, connecting not only to the inner peace within but also to the collective sensations of tranquility and calmness in all existing life and energy. The path towards this exploration may lead through finding inner peace inside or inviting it from the outer energy – whichever practice feels more accurate in any particular moment in your life.
Picking Your Script
Guided meditation scripts for peace are a great way to delve into a calming and self-reflective space. A gentle meditative practice can be a supportive and powerful practice leading to understanding ourselves, sending gratitude and kindness towards ourselves and others, and nourishing the space of inner peace inside.
Below you may choose a guided meditation script for inner peace that may help you delve deeper into your personal practice and take care of your energy and relaxation.
Guided Meditation For Inner Peace
Find a comfortable seated position or lay down completely relaxed. Gently close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath. Without changing anything, send a calming and accepting message to your breath, chest and lungs, heart and sacral area. Breathe softly in, and let the exhale relax and loosen your body and mind with each flow.
Begin to deepen your breath if it feels comfortable, slowly inhaling in. Exhale out, letting the air cleanse you calmly and gently.
You are here and now. Your body is still and awake. Entirely focused on your breath and the present moment. You are safe. Feel a sense of calmness and security entering your body with each breath, and let go of any hesitations and tensions with your out-breath. Breathe in and feel a warming energy entering your chest and lungs. This is you and your center. You are here and now, breathing and feeling yourself. You have nothing else to do, nothing else you need to experience. Be and allow peace to enter your heart.
Gently breathing in, your heart is calm and steady. By breathing out, your mind and body are being cleansed and relaxed.
Breathe in, inviting peace to travel through your entire body and spreading from your heart towards other spaces and places. Relax and allow any sensation to come near you. With kindness and acceptance, let all you need to let fade away as you breathe out.
Stay here as long as you wish, breathing in calmness and peace. Allowing it to be felt in your entire body. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, may all living beings live in happiness and peace. Namaste.
Guided Meditation For Peace and Happiness
Find a comfortable seated position or lay down completely relaxed. Gently close your eyes and bring your attention to your breath. Invite a calm and soft inhale, noticing the movements of your chest, ribs and belly. Exhale feeling a relieving and peaceful sensation of relaxation.
Keep breathing in your natural rhythm, feeling kindness and gratitude for this moment. You have choices for yourself. This gently meditative practice allows you to explore and nourish your sense of peace and happiness.
With your next inhale, visualize one moment of this week that gave you joy. Just a simple moment of your life that brought a sense of happiness or contentment. It can be something small such as a bird flying by, a beautiful sky or patterns created by sunlight, or a connection with another person. Without thinking too much about the moment, focus on the sensation you feel inside when encountering happiness. Breathing in and out, allow this sensation to fill your body, and notice which area or areas in your body you are feeling greater sensations.
Breathe gently and calmly, visualizing the warm energy of happiness and joy entering your chest and nourishing a sense of peace. Even without experiencing happiness from the outside world, you can feel and recreate this sensation – you are a part of happiness and happiness is a part of your life.
Take a deep breath, invite a smile onto your face and exhale cleansing and refreshing the spaces inside you. You are a being of peace and happiness and can feel and experience joy from within.
Stay here for as long as you wish, breathing in happiness and peace. Allowing it to be felt in your entire body. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, may all living beings live in happiness and peace. Namaste.
Guided Meditation For Peace of Mind
Find a comfortable seated position or lay down completely relaxed. Gently close your eyes and begin to relax your face. Breathe in a bit more deeply and exhale, letting your jaw loosen, your tongue hang free, and your cheeks and forehead relax. Your face is soft and relaxed.
Focus your attention and send your breath to the top of your head. Breathe in and notice any sensations in your face or head area. Without judging, breathe in and invite your head and neck to relax, your face melts softly and your shoulders loosen.
Keep breathing in, sending your awareness and sensation of peace into your mind. Allow the fresh inhale to fill your mind, like the wind entering through an open door. Feel the sensation of clean and new energy sweeping out anything you no longer need. Breathe in a feeling of peace and calmness into your mind, and allow your thoughts to become lighter and lighter, visualizing how they float away with your gentle exhale.
Your mind is your reality and you can experience anything you wish. You are a being of peace and calmness. Your thoughts are clear and kind. You are safe to create and think inside your mind. This space is yours to explore and discover. Breathe deeply and slowly in, focusing on the space between your brows, and let go of any tension and sensations with your exhales.
Stay here for as long as you wish, breathing in peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, may all living beings live in happiness and peace. Namaste.
Alternatives and Similar Techniques
Apart from meditation in stillness, we can achieve peace of mind and observe our tranquility within. Below you will find some activities you can do consciously and with greater awareness to tap into a calm, meditative state.
Observing Nature Meditation
Observing nature is a very beautiful opening practice. To create a meditative environment, you can try conscious breathing during your walks, allowing nature and your surroundings to become your main focus. Without judging, observe and allow yourself to become a part of the moment you witness. This is how you could try to meditate when observing nature.
Meditating while walking is a revered Buddhist practice of mindful meditation. To perform a walking meditation, find a safe and pleasant place to move freely without looking around for traffic. This practice focuses on the walking itself and you are invited to send your awareness and attention to each step as you go. Walking slowly, breathing calmly and observing any sensations surfacing within you – this is how you perform walking meditation.
Sound healing and sound meditation are often used when chanting or relaxing in Tibetan singing bowls. You may do this with any music you feel like listening to. Just allow your awareness to focus on your sense of hearing. Breathing calmly and consciously, focus on the vibrations of the sounds and the feelings it generates inside you physically and emotionally. Let them come and observe them from a distance.
Peace of mind and tranquility are beautiful states to experience. They both come with patience, practice and discipline and are available to all living beings when approached with kindness and gratitude. Whether you choose a guided meditation for peace of mind or any other technique to achieve tranquility, be aware that you are doing something very kind for yourself and it has a lot of value in your life. We invite you to join our online meditation course, Calm Your Spirit, Soothe Your Mind and learn more about self–awareness practices.