I recently came across a quote I had written down years ago: "Never be in a hurry, do everything quietly and with a calm spirit. Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world becomes uspet." The reason this stirred my heart was that this attitude comes from a quiet and peaceful heart. So often our actions come from our emotions and are a result of what is going on in our lives. If we are stressed or going through a trial, the outward attitude can be rushed, chaotic or distraught.
Gods gives us an inward peace which guards our hearts and minds. Phillippians 6:8 tells us to "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." It is my desire to live purposefully, striding forward with a calmness in my heart no matter what the circumstances around me are. What a blessing that we have the assurance of endless peace that keeps our hearts and our minds.