This is what the Buddha called the greatest happiness: to know peace unchanged by changing conditions.

Getting out of our own way allows the deep reservoirs of peace and happiness within us to reveal themselves.

The non-striving quality of mindfulness … fosters the development of peace and calm.

There are deep wellsprings of peace and contentment living inside us all, no matter how trapped and distraught we might feel.

Equanimity is a calm, grounded, open mind that has room to hold all of our experiences, including our own and others’ need and pain.

Equanimity is engaged – we don’t stop caring, but we do stay calm.

Equanimity is staying calm no matter what life throws at us – pleasure and pain, likes and dislikes, success and failure, praise and blame, fame and disrepute.

People who do their best to enjoy what is before them have the greatest chance to discover inner peace.

For all of us, love can be the natural state of our own being; naturally at peace, naturally connected.

The loving mind can observe joy and peace in one moment, and then grief in the next moment, and it will not be shattered by the change.

“There is no silence without love.” – Krishnamurti

“The Dalai Lama seems amused by everything that is going on around him, taking pleasure in whatever is going on, but not taking anything too personally. Not worrying or taking offense at whatever is happening.” – Daniel Goleman

Be a reservoir of joy, an oasis of peace, a pool of serenity that can ripple out to all those around you.

If we want peace in ourselves and in our world, we have to practice.

To take refuge in our mindful breathing, to come back to the present moment, is to take refuge in the beautiful, serene island within each of us.

Each of us has the seed of buddhahood, the capacity for being calm, understanding and compassionate.

Who is that person who can stay calm in the situation of distress? Each of us is that person. We count on each other.

Each of us has the capacity for taking refuge in the island of safety within us so we can maintain our humanness, our peace, our hope.

Everything — peace, happiness, and stability — should be looked for in the here and the now.

Remember, you can be your own master, moving like a buddha, dwelling in mindfulness.

When we stop to breathe and restore our calm and our peace, we become free, our work becomes more enjoyable, and the friend in front of us becomes more real.

Just enjoy this moment. You don’t have to wait for tomorrow to have peace and joy.

Peace is every step. It turns the endless path to joy.

With each peaceful step you take, all beings, near and far, will benefit.

The mind can go in a thousand directions. But on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, a gentle wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

If we know how to take refuge in our breath, in our step, then we can touch our seeds of peace and joy.

When we sit down peacefully, breathing and smiling with awareness, we have sovereignty over ourselves.

Breathing mindfully is enjoyable. You aren’t thinking anymore; of the past, of the future, of your projects, of your suffering.

In our daily life we think too much. Giving our mind a chance to stop thinking is wonderful.

With mindfulness, we can create a foundation of freedom, peace and love within ourselves.

Inner freedom is a vast, clear, and serene space that dispels pain and nourishes peace.

There is no greater happiness than inwardly generated joy and peace.

Feeling love and compassion for ourselves and others is deeply healing and soothing, and helps us face the many challenges that will come our way.

The qualities of kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity exclude no one — their cultivation is dedicated to the well-being, peace, and freedom of heart of all beings.

Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than they are inflated by success.

“Patience safeguards our peace of mind in the face of adversity.” — The Dalai Lama

A moment of respite, from which all sense of emotional urgency has vanished, is experienced as one of profound peace.