Living without peace as a priority is like a flower trying to grow through the cracks in the pavement. Growing amongst harsh circumstances is possible, a flower or two may get a chance to blossom, but it's not somewhere a plant can thrive. Being confined to concrete means that growth is restricted, stressful, and void of the nutrients it would receive if it was rooted in rich soil. Soil is the flower's home and most supportive foundation which allows it to spread out its roots and provide an opportunity to blossom without boundaries. Peace is our most supportive foundation. Peace provides us with essential nutrients, rest and stillness away from a busy world, and an opportunity to grow further than we ever could under stress. Peace is not an easy thing to cultivate in our modern fast-paced lives but we must prioritise it in order to have our best chance to thrive.