Once you have mastered the first nine steps to finding inner peace, the challenge is to stay there. And the only way to do that is to practice what you have learned every day. Eventually, it will become second nature to you to live in the present moment, be at peace with yourself and those around you, follow that path that makes you the most happy and complete, and spread it wherever you go.
You will fall off the wagon from time to time. People in your life may suck you into their negativity, thus getting you to participate, and before you know it, you sound just like them. But you now have the ability to recognize those traits you do not want, so the minute you recognize it, put yourself back on track using the exercises and wisdom you have learned here. As the saying goes, “Practice makes perfect” and with practice and bringing yourself back to center every time you realize you have slipped a little, you will eventually slip less and less and eventually it will dawn on you that you are truly at peace and happy in your new way of living, feeling, viewing life and others. Congratulations!