The Spirit of God is a spirit of peace, and he speaks and acts in peace and
gentleness, never in tumult and agitation. What’s more, the motions of the
Spirit are delicate touches that don’t make a great noise and can penetrate our
spiritual consciousness only if we have within ourselves a sort of calm zone of
silence and peace.
If our inner world is noisy and agitated, the gentle voice of the Holy Spirit will find it very difficult to be heard. If we want to recognize and follow the Spirit’s motions, it is of the greatest importance to maintain a peaceful heart in all circumstances.
— Fr. Jacques Philippe