Sunday, June 1, 2014


Where can I find a little peace? is not an uncommon query. We hear it, we say it, we believe it.

The truth of the matter is, peace is everywhere, when it is planted in the mind, heart, soul and spirit. When we pay attention to our thoughts, listen to our breathing, become mindful of our practices and acknowledge our blessings, peace forms and grows.

As peace grows in our minds, it takes hold in our surroundings and situations, spreading roots, bearing new green shoots of optimism, love, happiness.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."—Jimi Hendrix 

"Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."—Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"Peace is its own reward."—Mahatma Gandhi 

"The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not war."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"If you want peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies."—Desmond Tutu

Peace be within you.