Being at peace comes with more ease alone on a mountaintop…it is a test when we are in the middle of another’s drama, or immersed with unconsciousness.
Yet peace isn’t about quiet in the exterior world it is about silence within and that comes from the gap between thoughts, the pure stillness of being.
We are more likely to experience that gap when we are focused on avoiding the distractions that awaken the mind and it’s constant thoughts.
Peace can come if we let others be and allow acceptance within of them. However, it is a choice as to whether to be trapped by our thought or not. So in fact, the circumstances of the exterior world cannot affect our inner peace unless we allow it..