“A moment in time, a place in time, a breath. A quiet corner can be found anywhere, can be created anytime. It is an attitude, an outlook. It can be found in your particular approach to your particular day. A quiet corner simply needs a slight shift in perspective to emerge.
A quiet corner is the calm after a storm. Think of a morning after a snowstorm, your world buried under a foot or two of snow. Venturing outside, you may notice the effects of this blanket of white. Before the roads are plowed and cars dug out, there is no traffic noise. Most people, while perhaps dreading the shovel, are smiling and awed by the beauty of it all. You might think more carefully about each step you take. Once you’ve given into this force of nature, you are in the moment aware only of your next move, not thinking of tomorrow. You can’t take your usual path; you must rethink things. Your perspective shifts. you are in a quiet corner.
But it needn’t take a dramatic act of nature to create a quiet corner. Once you identify this state of grace, you can learn to create it on your own. all it takes is a decision and resignation. Give up your usual practices, leave at the door of your quiet corner all expectations, and be prepared to enter a world where anything is possible.”
Excerpt from Find a Quiet Corner: Inner Peace: Anytime, Anywhere