Trying to find peace and fulfillment from things will yield temporary results. True peace and lasting fulfillment can only be found within.
Material and Spiritual Peace of Mind
Well, when I was eight years old, I remember thinking the one experience I wanted was peace. I always grew up thinking that if I had a really a job that served other people, that if I had enough money, that I had a nice car that didn't break down, that I got to travel, I had great friends, I got to go to lots of fun parties, that I would have a great life and be really happy and fulfilled. And that would be it, and I'd go on and have kids, and they'd have a great life and all that. And I still had a really deep yearning inside me that was unfulfilled, that just felt unhappy.
Acquiring True Happiness with Meditation
Before I found meditation. I had everything in the material world, and I still was really not deeply fulfilled. Meditation shifted the way that I perceive the world and my experiences, myself, and other people. Nothing I acquired in the outside world actually ever was able to do that, even though it seemed like it would. Whenever I'm able to be still. I get to experience peace and love and joy and all the qualities I've always thought of.