What it’s like being at peace with the world

Joshua Factor
2 min readSep 15, 2021

I went back & forth on this for a while vis a vis whether this was a piece worth writing but ultimately at the end of the day, I think every topic in the world, no matter how esoteric, is of interest to at least a handful of people. So here we go.

Long story short, I struggled with life a lot as a kid but that’s just par for the course when you’re just starting to figure out what life is all about. It was only exacerbated as I transitioned into college but, as they say, it is always darkest before the dawn. So once I got to the end of the existential crisis tunnel, it was nothing short of liberating. Once you release yourself from the burden of attachment, it becomes the first day of the rest of your (new and improved) life.

That’s not to say you shouldn’t care about anyone or anything but the sooner you come to terms with mortality & the general tenuous nature of existence itself, you’ll be much better off in the long run. So to get to the meat of it all, you might think being at peace with the world would feel a whole lot different than when you’re not but it’s actually pretty similar.

You definitely are better able to take things in stride, nothing ever really bothers you & you may find yourself a bit more in tune with the universe as a whole but, all in all, you’ll feel pretty much the same. It’s really more of a state of mind than an actual feeling. But it’s great; you’ll never need a therapist & you’re free to carve out your own destiny in the universe (at least within the confines of realism).

Honestly, I could keep going trying to describe it but you’re probably more interested to know how to achieve it. Well, unfortunately, I can’t really help you there. The journey to inner peace is a path one must walk alone & come to on his/her own. What I can do, however, is offer you a bit of sage advice. The sooner you accept the universe for what it is, the better off you will be & the closer to inner peace you will come.