Inner Peace Meditation

A Self-Compassion Meditation For Inner Peace and Acceptance

Self-compassion meditation is a gentle path toward finding inner peace meditation and embracing unconditional acceptance. In a world that often demands constant striving and self-criticism, it is essential to carve out moments of respite and kindness for ourselves. Give yourself permission to pause, to be fully present, and to extend compassion to yourself in the same way you would to a dear friend or loved one. This practice is an act of radical self-love, nourishing your spirit and awakening a deep sense of peace and acceptance within.

The Practice

Send love to every thought, feeling, and emotion that may arise in your practice without trying to change them but acknowledging them one by one is a way to accept inner peace meditation. 

The Practice- Inner peace meditation

1. 5 Senses Guided Meditation

Begin in an upright sitting position with your legs crossed, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Place your hands on your knees and work on fostering an environment that remains calm and open, tapping on your 5 senses. Start by noticing everything your skin touches, the feel of your clothing, the chair you’re sitting in, or maybe your sweat or even the wind that touches your skin. Notice every single sound surrounding you, it can be near or far. Breathe in and out, and then notice every smell in your space as well as the taste in your lips and mouth. On your next breath, turn your attention to every color and all the things you see around. Bringing awareness to anything that demands to be understood. Inhale through your nose and out through your mouth.

2. 4-7-8 Breath Work

Begin in an upright sitting position with your legs crossed, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Place your hands on your knees or whenever you feel comfortable. Then take a deep breath for 4 counts, hold your breath for 7 counts, then exhale for another 8 counts. Repeat the breathing sequence. Complete with 10 repetitions.

3. Bright Light Meditation

From the 4-7-8 Breath Work, pause for a while and notice how you feel, then bring awareness to the crown of your head. Imagine a glowing bright light that expands every time you inhale and warms every time you exhale. Notice that this light has a color allowing your head to relax. Every time this light expands, it touches the part of your face that relaxes, glows, and releases tension. As the breath comes in, let the light change its color. Softening every part of your body and illuminating every single part of the vine. Let this light travel in your body from the crown of your head down to the tip of your tailbone. Reminding you of what’s within. Notice all of the light that has traveled around your body, allowing you back to your inner peace and returning you to the space of experience.

4. Visualization for Inner Peace and Acceptance

From the Bright Light Meditation, visualize the phrase's meaning in your peace. Does it align with the word contentment or peace externally? Notice how your breath comes in and how your mind shifts when these words are in your head. Send love to the thoughts and feelings when these words come into your mind. The opportunity to be honest with yourself is here. What does acceptance mean to you? Does acceptance mean letting go of the things that are not serving us well anymore and allowing some space for knowing what is truly meant for us? Take deep belly breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Returning to the visualization.

Does inner peace mean contentment with everything you have now? Knowing what you are and who you are as a presence of process, as a presence of just being human. Or knowing that there are boundaries, but there is still progress? Or does acceptance mean truly being honest with yourself about your faults? Does it mean knowing what is external and internal and being there in the present moment? Go back to your present moment and notice your breathing. Remind yourself to pre-open to experience what is happening to your thoughts and feelings.


At this point, you are invited to journal with your notebook and pen, but if you don’t have one, just close your eyes and follow the practice. If this is your first time journaling, you are not allowed to erase what you’ve written. No matter how you write or what it looks like. Let everything you write flow from your heart and mind. When a journal prompts, write them to keep you guided. Once you’re ready, jot these down or let your feelings dive into these thoughts: “How do I cultivate inner peace for myself and the people around me?” “What are the ways that I could motivate inner peace, knowing that this practice alone invites us to take care of ourselves fully?”

Allow some space to breathe in, then continue with this next prompt. “What are the things that I will be releasing, that I am letting go in for me to be in full truth with myself and in the waves, and curves that are tight to things and people, or in the things that I am lying so that I can give space or acceptance, or be one of my full truth or be one of my most honest self?” Again, notice the thoughts and feelings you’re in. Whenever you’re ready, continue with this last prompt, “What parts of myself am I going to accept?”  

Closing the Practice

1. Visualization Meditation

Begin in an upright sitting position with your legs crossed, maintaining good alignment with your head, shoulders, and hips. Bring both hands in prayer and lower your gaze. Notice how you breathe and feel. Then take a big deep belly breath through your nose and out through your mouth. Visualize a five-year-old son sitting beside or in front of you and cultivate this inner dialogue, saying, “Hi! Five-year-old son, I see you. I’m holding your hand. I believe in you. I accept who you are and what you are. And with that, I am at peace. I honor your life. And I honor your truth. Also, I honor your love. And I honor your peace. I honor your dream. Everything that is within you ‘cause it’s also in me."

Visualization Meditation- Inner peace meditation

2Hands to Chest

From the Visualization Meditation, bring your hands to your chest, finding the meaning of your heart in the palms of your hands.

Hands to Chest- Inner peace meditation


Venturing on self-compassion is a journey to inner peace meditation and acceptance is a remarkable step towards embracing your true self with love and kindness. 

As you continue to incorporate self-compassion into your daily life, you will find that acceptance becomes your ally, and inner peace blossoms within you. The warmth and encouragement you offer yourself in moments of difficulty and self-doubt will serve as a guiding light, reminding you of your inherent worth and humanity.

Remember, self-compassion is not a destination but a lifelong journey. It is a gentle and continuous practice that evolves and deepens over time. Embrace the moments of growth and transformation that arise as you cultivate self-compassion, knowing that each step forward brings you closer to a life filled with authenticity, inner peace, and acceptance which is a true meaning of inner peace meditation.

Be kind and gentle with yourself all the time, embrace your beautiful imperfections, and allow self-compassion to guide you toward a life of profound serenity and love. You deserve nothing less than the utmost care and understanding. May your journey be filled with encouragement, warmth, and a deep sense of self-compassion that lights up your path to lasting inner peace.

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