There are special moments in our lives when we find peace: really letting go and relaxing on holiday or walking in the countryside and stopping for a few moments to admire the view. Finding peace is to experience a deep, harmonious, and connected alignment with the world around us. The trouble is, with all the turbulence, noise and uncertainty in the world today, a few moments of peace are difficult to find.
We can pick up disturbance every time we watch, read or listen to the news, which often demonstrates that there is little peace in the world, with the pandemic, climate crisis, and political and economic disorder. Using the latest technology, huge amounts of information are filtered, condensed, and presented in the news. And just in case you missed something, some news channels have a newsreader competing with other news scrolling to grab your attention on the screen as well. It was not always this way. Although it’s some time ago, there was a famous BBC news broadcast in 1930 where the news announcement was, “Good evening. Today is Good Friday. There is no news”. It was decided that nothing newsworthy had happened, so they played piano music instead.