Gather Up Your Peace
When thoughts settle in meditation, we naturally experience inner peace. Be conscious of that experience and take it in. Notice it and feel your awareness expand into it. You can take it with you wherever you go. Here's how: After meditating, take a few minutes to inwardly "gather up" that peace and intend to share it with everyone you meet.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian from Living for the Sake of the Soul
Paramahansa Yogananda told us that our peace is portable because at the core of our being, our peace is always with us. Our meditation practice quiets our minds enough so that we experience the peace that is innate to our being. It removes the obstacles that get in the way of us experiencing that peace. Even if we think that while we are sitting our mind has been too busy, there are moments of quiet that are extremely powerful. As we end our time of sitting, it is important to take a few moments to be conscious of that peaceful energy and send it out into our day ahead and send it out to all those we encounter. Our intention is our blessing for all.