We can act from distress or we can act from peace. Someone once said that we are either goal-achieving or crisis-producing. In one way or another, we are always creating. When we are centered in peace, trusting the Good of this life, we find a depth of energy and clarity to our movements and our actions. We come to feel inwardly sustained and nurtured, and this gives us the capacity to manifest powerful and lasting results in our world. There is nothing flimsy or trivial about real peace. Peace burns in our hearts like a fiery flame, achieving great results. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, was once asked the key to his success as a minister. He said, "It's simple. I set myself on fire, and people come to watch me burn." When our life seems too tepid, too lukewarm, when we are in a holding pattern, a mental gridlock, perhaps we too need to catch on fire inwardly, to become aglow with the flame of peace.