People tend to define themselves according to the outside world. We try to “be” something or someone, pursuing the ideas we and others have made up about ourselves, and react to events and people. The Principles show us we are guided by our spiritual power of Thought and, when we have peace of mind, by the quiet wisdom beyond our personal knowledge. Once we find stillness of our own minds, we act with the certainty, strength, and confidence wisdom brings. We fearlessly follow opportunities life presents us. We are at ease. We gain the perspective that allows us to understand others, and find peace with differences, rather than fighting for the illusions of our own thinking.