The soul at peace bears peace to others, builds a just peace in the world. From a place of interior peace, we can act appropriately, justly, mercifully, with legitimate anger that is not simply the external expression of our own unresolved wounds, issues, anxieties, and fears. For this stillness, this peace, does not foster a passive presence in the world. Quite the contrary: this is the place of fearlessness, from which a grounded courage comes, a clarity of purpose, a compassion of heart that refuses to trample human lives and the gift of creation just as surely it refuses to allow lives and creation to be trampled.

Andrew Dreitcer, Choosing Peace through Daily Practices by Ellen Ott Marshall, editor