Tranquility is not a passive state
Tranquility is that delicious sense of calmness and relaxation, but surprisingly, it takes vigilance.
A thousand forces fight for our attention, from work to worries to guilt. That's right, guilt. In our breakneck culture, we feel guilty when we take time off, even if it's necessary to preserve our sanity.
We're so afraid of the other guy getting ahead of us, or not getting that new "must-have" piece of junk that we beat ourselves up if we let up for even a day.
Not only do we have to make time for peace, but we have to be protective of our rest times. We can't let nagging forces intrude. We have to jealously guard our thoughts so they don't stray to the old harassers. This takes quiet determination.
Can you go anywhere without your cell phone? You must, if you want calmness. Can you leave your iPod at home when you go for a walk? It's artificial noise, no matter how much you may like your music.
When your nerves are jangled and you need some mental rest, you have to understand the necessity of peace and quiet.
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