What a precious gift is Peace. She can come and go in the twinkling of an eye. If you give her the chance she will surround you with a glow of warmth and gentleness. But just the slightest discordant sound or interruption and she disappears like a shy child behind her Mother's skirt, when visitors arrive. Then you have to coax her back bit by bit. Have you noticed how much easier it is for her to be with you during Meditation?

Why not sit down in a comfy chair and close your eyes. Picture a little room that has not seen the light of day for years. Mentally open the door and walk in, draw back the curtains and let in the sunlight and the sound of sweet bird songs. How about a spring clean? Get rid of the cobwebs, change the covers on the chairs, shake the rugs and in the future when every day interruptions get in the way, there will be no need for panic.

You will know that she will never be far away. Just in her little haven that you have made specially for her, and you can join her anytime, anywhere any day. Just close your eyes. As you and she grow stronger together the separations will become less and the confidence you share will be a source of great joy to you and everyone who loves you.