"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stay'd on thee" Isaiah 26:3. Setting my mind on that I often succeed in subduing the chaotic stream of consciousness and quieting the mind, which seems to be the overriding motif of much Eastern religion.
But this morning I found myself wanting something more. As time progressed, something more came forth: Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stay'd on thee (God, no-thing!, goodness, the fruits of the spirit, what else?, love).
I've always felt that Eastern religion is largely quietistic, a very valid concern in the face of the monumental distractions which assail our consciousness. In contrast Western religion is activistic, life-affirming, do-something, get off your backside, work.
We may do this aimlessly or for exactly the wrong reason, such as amassing a fortune; but when we do it in a godly way, then we're right on!
Peace is a more complex entity than many people suppose: you can be working 18 hours a day assiduously, at the most frustrating occupation, and still have a mind full of peace--- if you're doing the right thing. If you are doing the right thing, your focus will be on love.