Maintaining Peace at Home: Some Tips (a Holistic Inner Science perspective)

Nov 29, 2016

It is up to us to make our home a “Home Sweet Home”. As  Shri Kanudadaji, the Holistic scientist says so affectionately tells us - Winning the home is winning the world!

Our first home is within ourselves. So, cultivating serenity, peace and harmony
within is our first priority. Taking introspective time to cultivate peace within is definitely worth the investment in us and our family!

Peace & relationships with each other are far more critically important than being right. If it comes down to saving a relationship over being right, the logical and practical choice is always the relationship!

Practicing active listening from the heart center rather than from the intellect helps us to understand what is causing any abnormal behavior and will help us to cultivate compassion, caring and empathy towards our loved ones rather than judgment, agitation or antagonism. The goal is to cultivate true harmony, caring and affection in the home.

People are far more important than money and things especially in the home. If it comes down to avoiding conflict for the sake of money; let avoiding conflict be always our best choice. Money comes and money goes by its very nature, however, relationships can be extremely difficult to mend once broken. Broken hearts and fractured minds are tremendous liabilities to harmony and peace in the home. It is incredibly dangerous to allow a relationship to break beyond the point of repair.

Trust takes years to build and can be lost in a matter of minutes. So practicing kind honesty from the heart center is incredibly important in all areas of our lives especially with oneself and our family members.

Do not be afraid to admit mistakes to smooth-out strained relations in the home. Just simply admitting to our mistake with humility and genuine remorse can really open the channels of communication that were seemingly shut down. The other person will feel in the heart center the genuineness of our intention to connect and relate with them. Their ego will soften and their heart will start to open-up with the safety of unconditional acceptance and openness.

A positive attitude from within helps lift everyone in the home. Let us actively cultivate a positive attitude of gratitude, giving and humility from within through introspective affirmations and cleansing.

Make a list of all the virtues of each person in the home environment and remind yourself and them of those virtues when the opportunities arise for empowerment. When we magnify and accentuate the positive traits and qualities of a person, they become stronger and can even serve to diminish or extinguish negativity altogether.

Validate, honor, respect and uphold the virtues and divinity within each other. It is a domino effect! If we continually validate, honor and respect the virtues and divine in the people around us; they will, in turn, learn to do the same with us and each other.

Focus on serenity, healing and empowerment from within rather than expectations and standards that lead to conflict, clashes and dissention. Our family members are more likely to be relaxed and empowered when they know they are loved for who they are unconditionally rather than who we want them to be, what they have accomplished or accumulated in material wealth.

-Shaila Bharat Mulji