Acquiring inner peace is something that must be rehearsed. This is a discipline that few participate in.
1st, you have to calm your mind. The mind is commonly filled with many disquieting thoughts during the day. When one calms their mind and listens to the hush, the person starts to be more cognizant of the stillness around them.
2nd, take joy in the simple matters, but noting the things in nature that truly resemble life. View a tree with reverence and wonder on how the tree is so motionless. Start to emulate that hush that the tree exudes. When you start to emulate this hush and calm found in a tree, you’ll see that you and nature are indeed one. You’ll be more cognizant of your environment when you sense and feel nature in a fresh way.
3rd, give peace and brightness to those around you. When you’re sending off peace and brightness to those around you, and you stay in a state of a calm mind, you’ll feel your self more cognizant of the vibes around you. As you send off, so shall you receive back.