We want to have peace but often torpedo our own efforts. We find a lifeboat to rescue us, but before long we are back at the helm of our ship doing the same thing that caused us to sink the last time. If we are not at peace with ourselves, how can we be at peace with what surrounds us? To be at peace is to let go. Let go of expectations which create anxiety and stress. Stop demanding so much from others and from yourself. Learn to slow down. A butterfly measures its life in moments, yet it still gets everything done.