The meaning of life is a question that many people have asked themselves since time immemorial. Different scholars and theorists have come up with various definitions of life, but there is no one explanation that has been agreed by all people bout what life is. It becomes difficult to give the correct definition of life because people define life according to what they perceive life personally or according to the society in which they come from. Another issue, which arises in life, which makes people fail to come up with an agreed definition of life, is about the goal of life. Many people have different goals, which they want to attain in their lives. However, not all goals are met in the life processes because of some barriers that arise along the way. This paper will look at the goal of attaining peace of heart and peace of mind, which many people strive to attain in their life. The paper will also look at opposition that comes in the way and hinder the attainment of this goal in a person.
Having peace of heart and mind is a goal, which a person desire to have in life. This is a situation where each person desires to be free of conflicts both within himself or herself and with other people in the community. This can also be defined as having peace within oneself and with other members of the society. This is a goal which one starts desiring when a person is young. This acts as the basis, which one can do whatever he or she wants to do in life. Having peace of heart and mind is a catalyst of achieving other desires in life. When a person has peace of heart and mind, it becomes possible to attain all other goals in life. Having peace of heart and peace of mind makes a person to be happy and makes a person to be social with other people. This is because a person does not have any ill feeling about other people and with himself and herself.
A person strives to attain this by doing many things. A person tries to attain peace of heart and peace of mind by striving to attain a balance of harmony within him or her and the needs of the society. There are various aspects in the society, which a person tries to achieve in order to attain this goal. A person likes to be stable economically, be in a good relationship with his or her own family and society in general and strives to attain his or self-actualization. If all these aspects are met, then it means that person may start experiencing peace of mind and heart.
A person tries to achieve this peace by engaging in activities that have economic benefits to him or her so that it becomes possible to meet the basic needs in order to survive. In order to have both peace of heart and peace of mind one should be able to meet those basic needs that he or she needs in order to survive. Example of these basic needs includes food, shelter and clothing. These needs can only be met by a person who has some economical stability. Economic stability is one factor that determines if a person is able to attain the goal of having peace of heart and peace of mind. This is because a person is able to meet all the basic needs without much strive. Straining while trying to meet these needs causes a person to have stress, which is a hindrance to having the peace and mind. Financial stability acts as a barrier towards the attainment of peace of heart and peace of mind. This makes a person feel that he is unable to adapt to the needs of the society, which leads to strain in mind, which makes person have interpersonal conflict. The internal conflict affects the stability of the mind, which makes it fail to attain peace. This then leads the heart to have pain, which makes a person to feel unstable in life.
Being in a good relationship with family members and other members of the society also acts as a source of peace of heart and peace of mind. This is goal that everyone desire to attain. A person feels good when he or she is in good relation with other people in the society. This is because it becomes possible to socialize, share different ideas and share problems that one may be going through. Healthy relationships act as a catalyst in finding peace of mind and peace of mind. It creates harmony in the society and leads to harmony within a person. However, there are opposing factors, which makes a person fail to attain these healthy relationships. As we, all know people have various personal characteristics. There are people in our society who will do everything possible interfere with good relationships that exist between the people. There are also other factors that affect good relationship in families and society. Personal differences always arise among people; which affect personal relationships and competition for resources affect healthy relationship, which exist among people. This makes the people have sour relationship among them, which makes a person fail to experience peace of heart and peace of mind.
A person also pursues to have peace of heart and peace of mind by reference to divine intervention. Religion acts as a reference to many people as they strive to attain peace of heart and peace of mind. Religion acts as a source of aspiration to many people. Person’s own religious beliefs are a source of inspiration. When a person is faced with conflict, he, or she may try to seek divine intervention to have peace. Religious believes have their own ways in which they inspire peace to the believers. The religious beliefs have some spiritual inspirations, which they put to people so that they can be healed of any problem they may be faced by at different circumstances. Spiritual nourishment acts as a source of peace to many people both in their minds and in the heart. This is because many religious teaching offers hope to a person that tomorrow is always a better day. Therefore, they give hope to many people who may have no hope. This makes a person to turn to religion when striving to attain this goal of peace of mind and peace of heart. However, there is always opposition when a person tries to attain peace of heart and peace of mind by use of religious intervention. There are many times when the religious intervention fails to provide this peace. This especially happens if a person needs instant peace or the person has so many conflicts. This is because for one to attain peace through religious interventions one needs to have strong faith. If one does not have this faith then, person may not attain peace by use of religious intervention.
Therefore, as can be seen from the essay peace of mind and peace of heart is a basic need if a person has to attain full human development. Every person would enjoy life in one has this peace. However as we have seen there are opposition that come on the way, so it becomes important for a person to be able to face the opposition and strive more to attain this goal of having peace of mind and peace of heart in his or her life.