Three Principles for Inner Peace, Joy and Abundance
In a recent JT episode, Justin Thorstad, broker and founder of Libertas Real Estate, once again summons an experience of his own to help readers through the next phase of their own journeys. He talks about three seemingly simple principles that can help people achieve more inner peace, joy and abundance.
Justin himself says he’s been practicing these three principles over the past few months and in doing so he has achieved more inner peace, clarity, objectivity and witness conscious over himself. He also believes these three principles can be shared with young ones as they go through difficult phases of their own lives. The three principle practices are: non-resistance, non-judgement and non-attachment. He breaks each of these down and explains how they can be used.
He explains that non-resistance refers to the habit or programming of when a negative thought or emotion happens, not to resist it but rather notice that urge to resist and instead try to detach from it and not get involved in it. Try instead to view it as a natural observation in an objective matter.
When he mentions non-judgement, Justin doesn’t mean in terms of people of things, but he’s rather referring to the tendency to label something or an experience as “good” or “bad.” Because, he says, in doing so, this labeling creates physical reactions in the body. Justin uses himself as an example – when he feels good, his body wants more of the “good” and to experience more of that, but when he feels bad, he wants to avoid that experience.
“When something good happens, I get attached to it and when it starts to go away or change, I struggle and start to experience those lower survival emotions of fear, doubt and anxiety,” he says. “But that’s where the third principle of non-attachment comes in. You have to realize that nothing is going to stay the same forever and you don’t need it to be the way it used to be.”
He recognizes that many people, himself included, are hesitant to accept change. However, he encourages them to embrace change, even citing the bible phrase “this too shall pass.” That refers to the bad, but also the good. The one constant in life is that change is inevitable. So rather than get attached to experiences and things being a certain way, it can benefit people to be mindful of that attachment and let go a little bit.
He believes these three principles can be invaluable in every area of life and in relationships as well. “These three principles can seem vague but it’s important to realize the context can be applied everywhere and in any situation — when it comes to your health, wealth, emotions, business, friends, kids and your honey. You can practice these three things with everything and everyone.”
While on the journey to inner peace, joy and abundance, Justin encourages people to practice these three principles to help them. While it often takes daily practice, the end result is worth it.