Between your career, your kids, your nagging in-laws and that never-ending to-do list that you never quite get to tackle, your day is filled with sources of stress. So wouldn’t it be nice to have a moment of pure inner peace and calm where all you need to do is focus on yourself? We all need that time each day to relax our mind, forget about the bullsh*t and instead focus on what makes us happy, fulfilled and relaxed. As Psychology Today reports, according to Chicago psychotherapist Cherilynn Veland, MSW, author of Stop Giving It Away: How to Stop Self-Sacrificing and Start Claiming Your Space, Power and Happiness, “emotional well-being is closely tied to physical well-being. If we aren’t taking time to rest, relax, reenergize and restore, bad things will happen eventually.” What kinds of bad things, you ask? Well, chronic stress, anxiety, depression and sleep problems, just to name a few.

The good news is that this so-called “me time” when you focus on your inner peace can be found in a lot of different forms. It can be through a massage, a fitness class, a therapy session, a jog outside, a phone call with an old friend or a good book. And sometimes when you’re pressed for time and you’re really in need of some peaceful inspiration, it can be found through a touching quote. Here are 10 quotes about inner peace that just might save your soul, no matter how crazy your life may get.

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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“Pleasure is always derived from something outside you, whereas joy arises from within.”
Eckhart Tolle

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
Mahatma Gandhi


“If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.”
Dalai Lama

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
John Lennon


“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
Oprah Winfrey

Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we’re frantic, life will be frantic. If we’re peaceful, life will be peaceful.”
Marianne Williamson


“Keep your eyes open. Because whatever you see can inspire you.”
Grace Coddington

“I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.”
Drew Barrymore

“I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life.”
Kerry Washington