No matter what is occurring in the world or in our lives, we can choose to be peaceful, to be the peace we seek. To achieve this, we would do well to invest in personal times of stillness and silence. These times of contemplation, meditation, prayer and reflection are gifts of peace we give, first to ourselves, then to others.
Emmet Fox (“Your Daily Visit with God,” 1952), reminds us:
“We all know that . . . God alone . . . is our peace — although nearly all of us tend to forget it from time to time. We forget it when we begin to neglect our daily visit with God. Now, when you think that you are too busy for your daily visit . . . what wonderful thing are you doing that is more important? There is nothing that you could possibly do with that time which would bring you greater benefit than perfect peace. As a matter of fact, if you have something very important and urgent to do, your visit will make that very important thing go through much more easily and successfully.”