Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" contains little exercises that are do-able and meaningful. I have a copy of the book on tape and listen to it every month or two. Each time I glean something new from it, and am reminded of why he is such a powerful example of a modern day prophet.
The quote you've written is another sample of his insight that I didn't recall. Don't look for any other state than the one you are in Now. WOW! Good reminder.
Forgive yourself for not being at Peace. I didn't really think of this--rather that chastizing myself for not being there. Hmmm.
The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into Peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into Peace. Simple, yet effective.This is the miracle of surrender. When you accept what is, every moment is the best moment. That is enlightenment.
Thanks Ben, for reminding me. I really needed that. I could have used it in my meditation this morning, because I couldn't seem to get there, to peace.
Peace to you,