Hard to describe the place I have come to in my life. I am finding peace. It's nothing based in some belief, knowing some facts, or holding some faith. It's finding my own center. It's opening myself to who I am behind all the masks I wear to myself as part of a culture and human world of conventions and norms. It's setting those down and seeing that essence that is not defined by anything we normally judge the world or ourselves by. It is seeing, knowing, and being within that raw, pure essence of my own being in this world.
In these moments of pure sight the world becomes a different entity. It radiates pure being in all things, all matter. There is no judgment except within how we define good and bad in human conventions. All there is simply is. It is no escape from reality, but rather is reality beyond the masks we place upon it in our daily lives. To see the pure face is to see yourself beyond the world. To know that is to know yourself and the world as it is beyond the masks.
As we come to know this more intimately, it becomes our center. And though we still function 'in the body' or put another way, within the conventions of the world we call reality, we are not embedded within it, seated within it, and borne about with it as it blows us from side to side. We experience the world, but are not defined by it. We are defined by our being.
And knowing that, in knowing ourselves, we exist in peace. Every action, every moment, every event radiates from that center and the world becomes alive and full of that peace.