The Promise of Inner Peace
The person who has inner peace can abide in this state even in the midst of outer discord.
When we begin a daily meditation practice, we get short glimpses of inner peace that are not dependent on outer circumstances. This deep peacefulness is our true nature. As we continue to meditate this peacefulness expands and starts to last longer each time. After some time we can access this peace even outside of meditation by taking just one conscious breath. We develop helpful habits like using silent mantra to calm the mind in challenging situations. As our practice becomes steadier, we are happily surprised to become the level headed one in times of discord. This promise of inner peace turns out to be the one true thing we can really count on.