By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.
When we first begin a meditation practice, it requires some discipline to calm the mind using a technique like focus on the breath. After we have continued to meditate every day for several weeks, peaceful moments of quiet open up and then begin to occur more and more often. Then when we are not trying too hard and least expect it, we sink into a deep peacefulness that is transformative. Here we meet our true nature, which is a deep, unchanging contentment. These occurrences then draw us to our daily practice and change our experience of life. Intuition is sharpened and we find the universe responds positively to all our truly useful endeavors.