There are no future conditions that guarantee happiness or peace of mind. That kind of relief and well-being doesn’t magically appear when a number of external criteria are satisfied. It comes from understanding that life is created by the play of opposites, which necessitates a certain amount of tension. It comes from the practice of being at peace with what is, even when it’s not to our liking, and from being able to roll with the push and pull of good and bad, without lopsidedly focusing on either aspect. Enduring peace isn’t contextual. It can only come from…

Within.