"within you there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself,"

 

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”- Marcus Aurelius

Inner peace is a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to remain unperturbed (still) in the face of discord or stress. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss, happiness and contentment. In Eastern religions, inner peace is considered a state of enlightenment that may be cultivated through prayer, meditation, and yoga.

John Gloster-Smith, a teacher, group facilitator, coach and writer, working from a Humanistic and Transpersonal perspective says in his blog post titled, Where is your Sanctuary, “In another sense, the place of sanctuary is also within me. I find this is a great place to notice my still point within me, where I feel at one, peaceful and contented.