Stillness is something we achieve internally. Peace is not about our surroundings, it is about our heart.
Many times we feel that tranquility can only be achieved in monasteries and mountaintops. Yet when we achieve the peace inside, it doesn’t matter if we are in the middle of Times Square or the Alps.
Our projection onto the environment around us causes us to lose balance. Our attachments to things being one way or another causes grief around those very same objects.
It is not about detachment, as it is about non-judgment. Can we learn to accept the honking car as no better or worse than a tree?
Can we learn to see a skyscraper as equal to a waterfall?
Making one thing better than another causes us to loose sight ofthe fact that there is good and bad in everything. There is positive and negative in all that surrounds us.
Where is our focus? Where is our appreciation of the light and the dark?
Just as the Yin-Yang symbol has both within each other, it is incomplete without both aspects.
When we truly accept in our heart that all of this is necessary for the universe to unfold perfectly, then we achieve true peace and harmony.