What does it mean to be at peace? It means nothing, zero, which is perfect balance. However we live in a reality comprised of everything. Our only vehicle to achieve peace is through our minds.
Each one of us has a dream. No matter what you do to earn a living, you are supporting each others dream. You can counter that understanding because that is your own choice. However, if you believe in that, you will see the vast potential of a support network. Life takes on a new vibrancy when you feel the reality that everyone is there to help.
If you do not believe that reality, every moment is a struggle. You have to fight every one because you believe you must. The only reason to fight rests in the fact that you believe you must.
Many people view peace as being obtained through sacrifice and difficult work. Such a mentality can have negative impacts. Negative ideology in the mind has come to be understood as bad. However when peace is truly in the mind good, bad, right, wrong are indicators of your own personal directions.
The knowledge of right, wrong, good or bad are there to inform you of patterns/methods of understanding. Being at peace does not mean you will no longer feel anger, frustration or confusion. However it does mean that you will be more at ease with those emotions. You will develop different patterns of venting such thoughts and emotions in a more balanced manner.
One of the toughest parts I have found is that there is a constant need to be mindful of others emotions more than your own. There are times when others actions are so selfish that an entire relationship or society is harmed. Even though the person may not have the intention of causing great harm, the selfishness in itself is an indication that peace is far away in that persons’ world.