Where is our center? Where is the place of peace for us? When we look to the outer world for our peace, we seem to be continually disappointed. We thought that surely peace would come with the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and Russia. But this collapse has ushered in a whole new set of conflicts. We try to find peace through our relationships. Yet we find that people change, that sometimes we grow in different directions from people who were once fellow travelers with us. We finally realize at some point that peace is something that we discover deep within ourselves. We don't make peace happen; we relax our struggle and discover that peace is always there, right at the center of our being. Who we are is peace. And we realize our peace-filled nature so simply when we just let go.