How far from your routine do you need to escape to experience peace? I don't know about you, but when I think of zen and solitude, I picture a mountainside, a waterfall, the beach during sunset. To me, peace and quiet looks like a desolate cabin in the forest or a hike where your only companion is the sound of your own heartbeat in your ear. What if I told you that some of my most peaceful moments have been amidst a giant city, surrounded by people? Can you find bliss in the middle of a concrete jungle? There is truth in how alone you feel in a big city, like your solitude increases with every person you see. This is especially true when you are in a city that is rich with lush, green gardens.