I’ve come to understand that the peace inside us is not about anything other than itself. It is not there to do a job; it’s there to be. It’s something that’s entirely for you, to be felt and enjoyed for what it is, not what it does. Natural light isn’t there to illuminate the world on our behalf — that’s just a wonderful and life-giving benefit of light being light. As with light, we can appreciate the effect of inner peace on the world around us, but we should also appreciate the essence of peace as a thing-in-itself.