I know that when I am anxious, angry, or in some other state of negativity, my ego is fueling the feeling. Peace cannot come from this place.
The feeling of peace comes from my Higher Self. It may involve action, but the action is not a reaction but a response. It is not ‘charged’ as the ego would have me be. The ego is not patient, the ego is not kind. That make me think of the scripture from Corinthians about love –
1 Corinthians 13:4-13 (New International Version):
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Most definitely this cannot be said of the ego!
I thank God for more and more moments of peace, love, and kindness.