The other day my sister posted this insight written by E. Tolle and it is so true!
"Happiness isn't peace Happiness is actually quite superficial, whereas peace is deeper.
Peace is immune to the polarities of life: the highs and lows, the hots and colds, the so-called goods and so-called bad's. This is why peace is so crucial.
Nobody goes through life without encountering all these experiences, inspiring or upsetting.
When someone close to you dies or you have a health problem or you lose your possessions, you probably can't feel happy. Nobody could. But do you need to feel in absolute despair?
Do you need to feel devastated?
If you are at peace and connected with that deeper level in you, those kind of emotional extremes don't occur. You'll have a calm that is not affected by whatever happens in the world, because you have an acceptance and understanding of whatever happens in the world."
~ E. Tolle
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13: