The peace inside you

There is a place of peace inside you that is unaffected by the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. It is not affected by the highs of worldly achievement. It is calm, pure, whole, and unswerving.

Nothing anyone says to you or about you can dampen it. No financial ups or downs can move it. No heady falling in love or relationship breakup or divorce can sway it. Bodily challenges cannot move it. Even the death of a loved one cannot extinguish it, as you realize that your loved one has not disappeared, but returned to the refuge of their own soul.

You will never find perfect peace in the world. By nature, the world is built on ups and downs, comings and goings, triumphs and failures, victories and defeats, war and relative peace, life and death. The world offers many blessings and adventures, but none as profound as the discovery of perfect peace within you, and the recognition that you carry well-being with you.