The Search For Inner Peace Begins When You Let Go of These Beliefs!

Last Update on February 2, 2024 : Published on February 3, 2024
Beliefs You Have to Let Go If You Want to Find Inner Peace

In this dance of life, finding inner peace can be as similar as trying to find a needle in a haystack. Often, the storm isn’t because of external factors, but from the inner beliefs – self-beliefs, if you will – that we hold within our hearts and minds. Our thoughts, shaped by our life experiences and influences, can either bring us calm or cause a storm within us. 

Finding the right path that brings us closer to our peace and calm comes from identifying and letting go of our beliefs that hinder our path to inner peace. The search for inner peace is fraught with anxiety, stress, and overwhelming emotions. So today, we’ll explore the ways you can unblock and let go of the beliefs that hold you back. 

Before I take you further, and we get into the nitty-gritty of it all, I want you to understand what I mean by inner peace, and why our beliefs can become barriers to our inner peace. 

By inner peace, I mean that state of tranquility, balance, and harmony within ourselves. While our inner peace may manifest and look differently for each person, there are some common traits and signs of inner peace you can look out for. 

Here’s what inner peace feels like; 

  • Being calm, even during the harshest mental storms 
  • Accepting the present moment without dwelling on the past 
  • Having a positive outlook on life 
  • Being grateful for the little moments and joys in life 
  • Understanding and prioritizing self-care above all else
  • Living life by being true to oneself 

These are just some common signs of inner peace, but the actual idea of inner peace depends on your outlook and understanding of “inner peace”. 

Now, our minds are powerful creators of our reality, and these self-beliefs we hold within our hearts and minds contribute to our perceptions, reactions, and decisions. Negative and limiting beliefs can become self-imposed constraints, keeping us stuck in patterns that hinder us from growing within, and finding serenity. 

Let’s take a look at the 10 beliefs you need to let go to find your inner peace. 

10 Beliefs to Let Go to Find Inner Peace

If all you’re looking for is inner peace, then you need to begin that journey by taking a peek within! Sometimes, the signs your beliefs are blocking your inner peace are quite apparent. 

1. “I need to be perfect all the time” 

Striving for perfection is well and done, but remember that chasing perfection can often lead to constant dissatisfaction. It’s important to embrace your imperfections and acknowledge them as a part of your life experience. Instead of fixating on your flaws, appreciate the lessons you’ve learned along the way. 

2. “I need to control everything” 

This illusion that you need to have everything in your control can cause anxiety and frustration in your life. You need to learn how to accept uncertainties and how to go with the flow. Only when you let yourself sail the ocean, without knowing what lies ahead, can you find your way to inner peace. Rather than micromanaging everything, allow life to unfold. Trust the process! 

3. “I’m scared of failing” 

The fear of failure is your enemy, and it doesn’t ever hesitate to paralyze you, hinder your inner growth, and prevent self-exploration. What we often fail to realize is that failure is the stepping stone to success and inner peace. Instead of avoiding challenges that life throws at you, take them as opportunities to improve and become a better person. 

4. “I need external validation to succeed” 

Seeking validation from others is a good thing, but when it becomes draining and prevents you from living your true self, that’s when it becomes toxic. This belief often holds you back from finding inner peace. Don’t forget that true peace comes from within. Focus on self-validation and staying true to your values. 

5. “I have regrets that I can’t let go of” 

We all have regrets, but dwelling on past mistakes and regrets can hold us back from enjoying and truly living in the present. Letting go of the past can be detrimental to finding inner peace. Learn to forgive yourself, take lessons from your past, and focus on the present. Living in the moment can be your key to inner peace. 

6. “I am not doing any better than my peers” 

Another belief that you need to let go to find inner peace is the constant comparison you subject yourself to. Constantly comparing yourself to others can breed discontent in your heart and mind. Try to embrace your journey and accomplishments. Celebrate your achievements – big or small – without measuring yourself with others, for once. 

7. “I need to exceed my expectations” 

We all have standards that we set for ourselves, right? Now, I want you to check in with yourself and see how realistic are your expectations and standards for yourself. Yes, setting unrealistic standards can lead you to disappointment. Try to adjust your expectations with what is realistic and see how content you become. Instead of expecting perfection, appreciate the effort. 

8. “I can be happy when I have material possessions” 

We all have fallen into this trap at least once in our lives. The trap is that having material possessions – that $100,000 car or mansion, for example – will make us feel at peace and happy. While these material possessions might make you temporarily satisfied, you need to detach yourself from this trap to live meaningfully and peacefully. Memories over possessions. 

9. “I am scared of change” 

Change is a part of our life and is inevitable. Resisting and living being terrified of change will only create unnecessary stress. When you allow yourself to embrace change, you allow yourself to find ways to grow within yourself. Instead of staying scared of change, see it as an opportunity for new experiences! 

10 “I need to be constantly doing something” 

Last but not least, another belief that holds us back from inner peace is the idea that we need to be constantly doing something. Constant busyness can cause burnout and hinder your journey to find peace within yourself. To avoid this, try to schedule time for self-care and moments of stillness, and recognize the value of rest. 

Find Peace Within Yourself… 

Finding peace within ourselves involves a conscious effort to let go of our negative and limiting beliefs. With self-reflection, mindfulness, and gratitude practices, you can cultivate a more peaceful mindset. Remember to be patient with yourself and celebrate the progress and efforts you make along the way. 

In the pursuit of inner peace and happiness, letting go of your negative self-beliefs is a transformative step towards living a more positive and fulfilling life. Shed your mental shackles, and make room for self-discovery and genuine contentment. 

Your path to inner peace might be different from your mind, but it’s the journey that counts in the end! 

I hope this article helped you learn what beliefs you need to let go of to find inner peace. Share your thoughts with us in the comments below and don’t forget to give us a like and thumbs up if you enjoyed reading the article. 

Take Care!

About The Author

Swarnakshi Sharma
Swarnakshi Sharma

Swarnakshi is a content writer at Calm sage, who believes in a healthier lifestyle for mind and body. A fighter and survivor of depression, she strives to reach and help spread awareness on ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues. A spiritual person at heart, she believes in destiny and the power of Self. She is an avid reader and writer and likes to spend her free time baking and learning about world cultures.

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