Over against the world with all its turbulence, distraction and worry,
one should cultivate a style of mind that can reach through to an inner
stillness and calm. The world cannot ruffle the dignity of a soul that dwells
in its own tranquility. Gradually, this serenity will begin to pervade our
seeing and change the way we look at things.
John O’Donohue, Beauty: The Invisible Embrace