Think about a break you took from the busyness engulfing you – a break that truly restored and renewed your energy. If you really think it through, it became restorative and renewing, not just because you took a break, but because in the break – the stopping – you were present.
I fly fish – wade the stream – because the stream draws me into its presence. The presence of the stream restores and renews my soul. Peace is an outcome value in my core.
For me, it is not about stepping out of life to find peace. Rather, I step into the stream of life with a commitment to presence – allowing the stream to teach me about being at peace in the full spectrum of life.