A peaceful life stems from a peaceful heart.
It cannot be achieved until we choose to never allow another person to control our emotions. Don't give anyone the privilege of defining who you are, that is something only you are entitled to do. Inner peace cannot manifest until we actively promise ourselves to remain focused only on things that truly reflect our values and passions. What we are searching for cannot find us if our minds are busy - we must strive to practice being fully present with still thoughts and open hearts. Remind yourself that perfection is a man-made illusion, and that we are all beautifully imperfect. Once we come to terms with our imperfections, we can begin to appreciate them as gifts that set us apart from the rest of the world. What a beautiful blessing it is to be one of a kind - embrace it.