Are You Endangering The Peace On Earth
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I’m an ardent campaigner for peace on earth. I dream of it, think of it, and write about it. But it seems I’m not doing enough.
When I read the newspaper or view the TV news, I hardly see any comforting and peaceful news stories. They are all full of incidents of hatred, violence, and war.
Nevertheless, I won’t give up. I believe in the dream that I have of achieving peace on earth and I’m sure that I’m going to realize it one day.
“I’ll see and feel peace. I’ll live in a peaceful world.”
Am I being impractical and too much of an idealist? Is this an impossible task?
Peace on earth is achievable and all I’ve to do is ACT.
Actions are louder than words, and I’ve to act responsibly to make peace happen.
Have you too ever thought on the same lines?
Even if you haven’t, read further to know how you too can contribute for world peace.
But as always, let’s get to the drawing board to understand the definitions, before we draw the plan of action to materialize peace as a reality.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~Mother Teresa
What is Peace
I think you already know what peace is and I’m sure you all have felt the need to have peace in life some time or the other.
When you think of peace, you imagine non-violence, love, and happiness.
Peace is a state where you are yourself without any conflicts with anyone, when you do things you like, and remain calm and cool.
Isn’t that what peace means for you?
According to the dictionary, peace is freedom from disturbance, and experiencing quiet and tranquility. Peace is freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.
Wikipedia defines peace as an occurrence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence.
There’s more to peace.
Peace is also about having justice, good health, safety, well-being, prosperity, equity, security, good fortune, and friendliness in life.
Well, not all may have all of these in their life. But it does not mean that if you do not possess any one of these characteristics, you will not be peaceful.
Actually peaces emanates from LUCK – love, understanding, compassion, and kindness. However, the quality of life and the conditions of living are also important factors.
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“The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war.” ~Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Conditions and Factors Responsible for Achieving Peace
We hold a lot many things responsible for the lack of peace on earth.
Let me share an excerpt from the website of International Alert.
It goes on to set conditions or objectives that can prepare the ground for establishment of peace.
According to International Alert, peace is when people are able to resolve their conflicts without violence and can work together to improve the quality of their lives. Peace is when:
- Everyone lives in safety, without fear or threat of violence, and no form of violence is tolerated in law or in practice.
- Everyone is equal before the law, the systems for justice are trusted and fair, and effective laws protect people’s rights.
- Everyone is able to participate in shaping political decisions and the government is accountable to the people.
- Everyone has fair and equal access to the basic needs for their well-being – such as food, clean water, shelter, education, healthcare and a decent living environment.
- Everyone has an equal opportunity to work and make a living, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or any other aspect of identity.
It’s true, if you achieve the above stated objectives, you’re at peace. I call this the outer peace.
The realization of the above conditions might appear to be on the idealistic side.
It’s difficult to make “everyone” conform to the conditions and ideas of achieving world peace.
Safety and security, fairness of law, caring and effective government, availability of basic needs, and equal opportunities indeed help us have less conflicts and more happiness.
All people, organizations, and governments should put their best foot forward to achieve these objectives to bring peace on earth.
The task gets difficult because we are dealing with it on a mega scale and macro level.
The solution is to work alongside at the micro level on individual basis, making people be aware, understand, and be at peace internally.
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We know that conflicts are interpersonal, inter-community, inter-society, or inter-national too.
Basically, you are responsible for your interpersonal relationships and the government is accountable for the inter-national relationships.
However, what everything comes down to and the most important factor for achieving peace, is the relationship that you have with your own SELF.
It’s always easy, efficient and manageable to work from the ground level, target the roots, and try to change the unit – to change the entire block.
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“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
How Can We Achieve Peace on Earth
Now, you have the direction and the strategy. You know what to target and where to focus.
- The basic reason for the lack of peace on earth is that there is lack of inner peace in people.
- The lack of inner peace is due to lack of happiness in the life of people.
If people are happy, they are at peace, and vice-versa. They are content, calm, and cool.
If you are not happy with yourself, you could be stressed, confused, depressed, frustrated, irritated, agitated or suffer from any other negative feeling or behavior.
Your negativity can become infectious or spread in the society.
Moreover, if you like to blame people or things for your unhappiness, then you may create ruckus that can grow into violence or war.
But you don’t earn peace by violence and war.
To achieve peace, you need to learn to be happy. When you are happy, you’re positive. In that state, all your reactions are positive, and you refrain from reacting negatively.
Here is how happiness can change the state of the world, from micro to macro levels.
- A happy individual is generally free of conflicts. If there are more happy people, there are fewer conflicts. A happy person is the unit of a happy and peaceful world.
- A group of happy people will be more peaceful than that of unhappy people. There will be more positivity than negativity.
- A community of predominantly happy people will be peaceful and productive. Without friction of conflicts and negativity, there will be high efficiency and more creativity.
- A society that believes in and has norms that promote happiness will be peaceful than societies that have norms, rituals, and traditions that hurt people and make them unhappy.
- A nation will be peaceful if all or most of its citizens practically implement happiness and adopt a lifestyle or mindset that makes them good and happy.
- The world will be peaceful if there are more happy people, communities, societies, and nations. A happy world will be peaceful. There will be no conflicts and wars.
Therefore, the achievement of peace on earth depends on you. If you are happy and at peace, you’ll set the ball rolling.
Even the governments will have happy and positive people who are not corrupt, are hardworking, and devoted to making the world happy.
Also, serious issues will be dealt with sincerely. Conversations will dilute the conflicts and dialogues will replace wars.
It’s like the domino effect, started by one, the peace and happiness will spread to others and around the world.
Peace on earth starts with YOU.
If you are not happy, you may be endangering peace on earth.
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“I think it’s naive to pray for world peace if we’re not going to change the form in which we live.” ~ Godfrey Reggio
International Day of Peace is celebrated each year on 21 September. This is the day for cease-fire, shunning violence, and to put a stop on creating disturbance.
The international peace day is celebrated as the day of spreading harmony and tranquility, to indulge in activities that promote happiness and peace.
Watch this short one-minute video by the non-profit organization “Peace One Day” that will tell you about the Peace Day.
The peace one day story in one minute ~ YouTube Video
If you are a little interested and motivated, then watch this 7-minute video about how you can help create peace.
You can click here to know more about the organization Peace One Day that is making it possible to create a cease-fire and non-violence day.
You can also know about more organizations that are working to make people aware about Peace Day, here and here.
This year, the United Nations (UN) theme on the International Day of Peace is “Rights of People to Peace”.
“Do you know that there are only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict? Read this shocking report by The Independent.”
Let’s make a U-turn for Utopia. Let’s make peace not conflicts.
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“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.” ~ Dalai Lama
What Can You Do On Peace Day
You can indulge in any activity that starts, encourages, spreads, or celebrates peace.
Simple and small things like giving a smile to strangers, doing a good deed, being kind to people or animals, having good intentions, helping others, lighting a candle, saying prayers, meditating, spreading the word about peace on social media, or writing a post that promotes peace.
You can even go all out and make peace with your old friends with whom you might have had problems. Or make up with your spouse, family, or anyone else – all for peace. 🙂
Domestic violence too is a breach of peace. Abuse of women and children, disrespect of elders, torture of animals, and hurting the sentiments too are acts of violence.
Stop all violence – let there be no place for violence in your intentions, thoughts, words, or actions.
We need both inner peace and outer peace to bring peace on earth.
The quality of life and good living standards, facilities, and things do matter, but they cannot rob or deprive you of your happiness and peace if you want.
Having said that, the absence of basic necessities make things difficult, we all need to contribute to make them available to all the people of the world.
Let the organizations and governments do their part. We need to play our role, each one of us.
Issues are complex, but the solution is simple. Yet, it is difficult to achieve. In fact, it’s easier to conquer the world than to conquer your SELF.
Once you do that, you can tap into the unlimited happiness trapped with you and bring it proactively into your life.
The state of true happiness is being at peace. You become peace and remain in that blissful state.
Heaven is the land or state where all people are happy and in peace. We all can work together towards creating a heaven on earth. Each person counts.
I’m happy that my dream of world peace is achievable.
Let’s start with our own selves – becoming peace and being happy. I’ve started, what about you?
Reading this post will help you take further actionable steps: How To Be Happy In Life
“Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.” ~Francesco Petrarch
Share Your Thoughts:
Do you believe you can contribute to and are responsible for achieving peace on earth? What do you do to not endanger the peace and help create heaven on earth?
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and passion for peace on Earth. As an AI language model, I don’t have personal beliefs or actions, but I can certainly understand and appreciate your dedication to promoting peace.
You are not being impractical or too much of an idealist. The dream of achieving peace on Earth is shared by many individuals and organizations around the world. While it may seem challenging given the prevalence of conflicts and violence in the news, it is important to remember that change starts at the individual level.
Creating peace on Earth requires both inner peace and outer peace. Inner peace involves finding happiness and contentment within yourself, which allows you to interact with others in a positive and peaceful manner. Outer peace encompasses societal conditions such as safety, justice, equal opportunities, and access to basic needs for everyone.
While achieving these conditions on a global scale may seem idealistic, it is essential to work towards them by focusing on the micro level—individual relationships, communities, societies, and nations. By promoting happiness, understanding, compassion, and kindness in our own lives and spreading these values to others, we contribute to the larger goal of peace on earth.
Participating in events like the International Day of Peace and engaging in activities that promote peace, kindness, and non-violence can make a difference. Small acts of kindness, treating others with respect, and resolving conflicts peacefully in our personal lives all contribute to the larger goal of creating a peaceful world.
It is important to remember that achieving peace is a continuous process and requires collective efforts from individuals, organizations, and governments. By taking responsibility for our own actions and promoting peace in our immediate surroundings, we contribute to the larger movement for peace on Earth.
Remember that even small steps toward peace have the potential to create a ripple effect and inspire others to do the same. Together, we can work towards creating a more peaceful and harmonious world.
Peace to me is everything. A man at peace will enjoy abundant happiness and also see life from a clearer point of view. If only the whole world could long for peace then our world would be a better place.
Love this post…am gonna share it!
It is nice to visit you blog again.And I really appreciate the efforts you Harleena put in choosing the extraordinary topic for the post. I always found something new and unique in your post. Peace is the essential part of humans life and it is necessary to maintain for all for living a beautiful life.
Inspirational post, there have been of whirlwind of unfortunate events happening right now however, positive thinking throughout the day is uplifting
Peace is getting lost from our lives. Even the recent incidents all around the World, seems so disturbing and far from tranquility. Harassment and torture has increased in all forms. I hope the World proceeds towards peace and prosperity someday leaving behind ego and bad attitude.
I recently been introduced to mindfulness. It is all about finding the inner peace. Mr. Kachhara’s article come to me in the right time. When we do everything mindfully, we feel more content and happy. Each happy person is making one step closer to the peaceful world. What a great concept!!!.
thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Hello Vinay sir,loved this post.
Perhaps you have done your bit of responsibility towards the world peace campaign and now it is time for us to act. We can and should take every step towards a peaceful earth.
In fact, mother Teresa is right we don’t have peace because we have forgotten the fact that we belong to each other.
I would suggest one thing I don’t know if it is a stupid idea or not, but I got this idea today while downloading an image on a website. The captcha that most websites have and we have to add a line or prewritten word to get access, if we could replace each captcha and that ensemble of letters into quotes that inspire us, imagine how many peace messages will be read daily. I know it might not be a permanent solution but this has the potential to bring a change. Do tell what you think about this.
What a wonderful post! It’s funny, I just had a conversation today with someone at work as she was stressing over something and a relationship with someone who’s been gone for 6 months. I didn’t understand the drama of what she was feeling and I told her she was not at peace.
I couldn’t understand why she was stressing out over someone that was no longer in her life and that she would probably not see again. Peace does come from within and we have to learn how to maintain it.
When we maintain inner peace, we can change our immediate surroundings and the world. I admire that you have written this post. So glad you’ve written about the simple things that can cause us peace.
Great, great post.
Great post, thanks for sharing. Agree so much that world peace, starts from inner peace. We all focus on the big picture, but don’t focus on the small picture, that change really does start from within.
We all get caught up in, and worry about, things we cannot change, like external factors. We should focus on things within our control, such as who we are internally, and it is only by doing that, that we can change things externally.
– Raghib Ahmed
I am glad that you are focusing on the moral values of our life and environment which directly approach to the earth.
There are billions of people living on the earth but few of them have positive thoughts in their mind. Most of people are full of stress, disturbance and more negative thoughts like you have mentioned above.
People wish to live in peace but it’s not possible for everyone. The meaning is different for every individual according to their way of thinking because everyone has his/her own way of living.
I was not aware that our world celebrates peace day. Thanks for telling.
Thanks for your social concern.:)
Have a great week head.:)
Peace and tranquility is the dream of man. All the sages and seers who came in this world throughout history struggled for one but peace.
Socrates was given hemlock in his hand for his message for peace. His friend Xenophon was crying when he was about to drink the poison he asked his friend of crying and announced that he was taking poison just to convey the humanity your message of peace will be amplified if you put your life for its achievement. So do it bravely.
Lord Buddha had to renounce his dear homeland for his message of peace. He spend several years in jungles. Once he was asked about the future of the Earth he replied its future was safe if you think about it today and act upon your thoughts to save it.
All the messengers of God preached nothing but peace. In Christianity you are asked to present your left cheek if someone hits at your right cheek.
The meaning of word Islam itself is peace and tranquility.
In Hinduism all the gods and goddesses sacrificed their comfort and happiness just to uphold the cuase of peace.
In Judaism the biggest sin is to harm others.
Other worldly religions like Communism and Socialism also stood for and talked about world peace.
If all religions and all great leaders of the world were strongly in favor of peace and opponents of war then why huge number of battles were fought, why everywhere communities are fighting with each other.
Its answer is very simple. We just remember the holy teachings but don’t act upon them in their true spirit.
Thanks a lot for sharing a post on one of my favorite topics.
Peace and blessings on you
Peace seems to be the most eluding aspect in today’s world. As you say there are conflicts everywhere. The common people like you and me want the world to be peaceful. But it is a selected few people who destroy world peace in the name of religion. I too want a peaceful world. I am friendly with everyone I come in contact with. I am a good listener and when people tell that my listening made them happy I feel I have contributed my wee bit.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Certainly, we should desire, hope, and work for peace – for peace speaks to the transcendental, unity, and in unity we will also further know and experience beauty, goodness and truth as Aristotle suggests.
Secular positivity, however, may not be sufficient to overcome conflict of interest, unrestrained ambition and outrageous fortune. Nor do I believe that individual happiness translates to greater sympathy, compassion and our own individual consideration of the happiness, hopes and rights of others.
Individual happiness is subjective and problematic. An individual may take pleasure in violence, murder, rape, confusion, chaos, or exploitation of others.
Love is necessary. Not erotic, selfish, self-pleasing love, but a transcendental love that demands much self-restraint and self-discipline and certain self-denial.
But why and how shall we deny the feelings and impulses that we feel? Is that not a rejection of our true selves?
No, our feelings and impulses do not fully represent our true self. Nor are all our desires, good. Nor are all the desires experienced in others.
We must tend the gardens of our souls, tear out the weeds by their roots, and nurture fragrant and glorious virtues. And these gardens of souls shall become more beautiful, more lovely in time – not overnight. This demands much patience.
Love (charitas) demands us to suffer patiently, forgive, reconcile, and repent. And to repent means to admit our own wrong doing and evil in what we have done, what we have imagined, and what we have failed to do.
This is why peace seems an impossible prize. In our hearts and out there in the world. Because few have the courage to Love truly and to live out that Love.
A much needed post at this time on earth!
To create more peace in my life, inside and outside, I stepped up my meditation practice. I also started listening to affirmations from Florence Scovel Shinn; I’ve read her books too.
There’s a saying, “As above, so below.” I believe “As within, so out.” Take a look at your life. If your life is filled with stress and chaos, go within to find out why. Journaling may help. If you feel inner turmoil, it will transfer to the outside. I know this all too well.
Peace begins with all of us.
I wish everyone a peace today and every day. 🙂
Hello Vinay Sir,
Fantastic topic indeed. Peace is something all people require to live happy and great. We all must need it at least sometime a day. It has a strong power to be relax our internal and external body too.
Thanks for describing the wonderful objectives to achieve some peace in our life. Really, I am very shocked with this:- “there is only 11 countries in the world that are actually free from conflict.”
I am sharing the fact of my life here. I am very angry person and you all know well that violence lies in angerness. I faced such a big family issue last week and at the end we decided to come up with peace and finally we did it before the “Peace Day”. I’ve started being happy and becoming peace. Really, I am feeling like heaven with peace.
Bring the peace in your life as well as to others. Happy Peace day to all in advance!
Peace is the most important piece of the fabric of life. It needs to be spread everywhere so that your life is comforting and the world becomes a better place to live in.
You’re right peace certainly helps us to be happy and to relax. Conflicts are so universal, and I just hope that it swaps it place with peace.
I’m glad you opted to reconcile and give peace a chance in your life. Anger is the biggest weakness of a person, and it’s so good to know that you’re becoming stronger by adopting a peaceful lifestyle.
Happy Peace Day to you too and thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences!
What a great subject you wrote about today!!! Peace on Earth!
I agree peace starts from within our hearts and we can have peace in our hearts if we fear GOD and show compassion towards others, be thankful and grateful for what we have and contribute to make those around us happy.
Can we really change the world and make it a peaceful place?? Yes, we can if we do our part and influence those around us in a positive way.
Thanks Vinay for a great share much needed in our world today. Have a great week ahead.
So glad you like the post. Fear of God really works, but those who don’t fear, should respect humanity and regard the universal human spirit to promote and work for peace on Earth. I say that whether one is religious or not, if you’re not loving, understanding, compassionate, and kind, you aren’t a complete human yet.
I hope you’ll join me and others in creating awareness and importance of peace in life. Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!
This is indeed a wonderful post and a well thought of one.
Before the world can truly have peace, is if we find true peace within ourself.
I wonder when the world will truly have peace, a world where violence won’t be the answer, a world where we would live in harmony not minding our color or race.
Let’s start by doing the little that we can and I am sure that with time, the world will be a better place .
Thanks once again for the lovely post and do have a peaceful week ahead…
Glad you like this post.
It starts with you and me. We’re the peacebuilders and we do not have to depend on anything or anybody.
It’s true that the interpretation of the external state very much depends on your internal state. If your mood is foul, even the best of the sunsets or movies will look dis-interesting to you, isn’t it?
I’d say that if we have the staunch belief and a strong driving force, we can achieve peace on Earth sooner than we think. Those who mind color and race are ignorant and they need to be educated.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!
I am living a life of joy and wonder, and making it my personal goal to make happiness contagious. I show up, with bells on (sometimes literally!) and roll up my sleeves, and dive into the projects that bring the most fulfillment to me and my chosen family. I have (and continue to) re-define my purpose, my meaning, and choose what to spend my 168 hours each week doing.
Yes, I have a job, but it work that I enjoy (mostly – Government contracts can be a bit tedious from time to time) and I show up at work every day, looking forward to what I do.
I have a child (who is now 21, and living in his own apartment) who I have a wonderful relationship with, despite years of being a single parent, and sometimes putting my job before my time with him.
I have a circle of friends, and neighbors, and family, and the lines between those groups are very fluid, just how I like it.
I volunteer for the groups that I do, so I can be a part of something bigger than myself.
I am trying to be the change that I think the world needs to see, not for that reason, but because it brings the most joy and light and intense feelings of gratitude into my life.
Thank you for reminding me where I read the phrase LUCK is Love, Understanding, Compassion and Kindness.
I wish you all the LUCK in the universe, because when you give the components of LUCK away, they multiply in your own heart as well.
It’s so good to know that you’re such a great campaigner of happiness. You’re definitely meaningfully and happily driving your life and family towards peace.
Doing what you love or even loving what you do is promoting peace indeed. Yes, good relationships are crucial for peace in your life and I’m glad you play your part so well.
You’ve a great way of living and great thoughts, wish everyone followed the same – I agree that giving and helping are one of the best ways to show your gratitude.
Yes, there is an entire post on LUCK if you browse this blog.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your wonderful thoughts and life experiences!
Thanks for such a beautiful post on peace. I see that we are having the same train of though as I am already working on my upcoming post on peace. I am also an advocate for peace.
Peace I believe begins with each of us as individuals. In order to have outward peace and to be at peace with all men as far as it is possible, it starts from within. Let’s not forget that we must also be at peace with God the Divine because after all He is peace and He alone can give the kind of peace that will last for a lifetime.
That is not to say there will not be occasions in which that inner peace is ‘threatened’ by the external factors, but still at the end of the day that kind of peace remain steadfast and unshakable.
Some of the things that I do to contribute to peace and not endanger it is that I try my best to be on good terms with people. I engage in conflict resolution techniques in situations where it becomes necessary and then I lead the way to peace. I try to choose my words carefully. I practice meditation even though I can do it more often than I do it right now and I practice gratitude in everything on a daily basis which helps to keep me peaceful.
Thanks for sharing with us.
It’s good to know that you like the post and that we share the same frequency of thoughts! I’d love to read your views and post on peace, the more the people write on this topic, the better it is for everybody.
That is right, we’re the starting point. Even the governments are made up of individuals, and if the individuals start changing for the better and becoming peace, in short time the whole world will change and there will be peace on Earth.
Of course, God is the ultimate driving factor and motivation for those who believe, but peace and goodness should matter to those too who do not believe, as its all about goodness and humanity, which is above all philosophies and religions.
Everybody loves inner peace, whether they understand its meaning or know its ingredients or not. The ultimate peace comes when you completely surrender your ego and become non-judgmental.
You practice the right way to deal with conflicts and issues, and yes that is the way to nurture peace. Thank you for doing what you do, you increase the total peace on Earth, and that benefits all.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful and wise thoughts!
I must congratulate you for tackling such a complex issue so well! While the countries around us grapple for peace, people forget the basics, which you have put together just within one post. There is absolutely no doubt about the fact that peace lies within us, it begins from our own heart and each and every individual can contribute to global peace in his/her own way just by being happy, engaging in constructive activities and accomplishing the given task in a sincere manner.
Most of the time people blame others for inciting violence, for creating differences, for intolerance…failing to see within. When we blame the governments and ineffective laws, when we don’t realise what happens in our own homes, when we let that go on, we betray our own self! If we can make our homes peaceful, if we can learn to live in harmony with our near and dear ones, we contribute to world peace in our own little way. It may seem insignificant to us but that is where peace is rooted. Lets go back to its roots to understand peace. Lets be happy and make our neighbors happy. Lets stop being hypocritical and spread the message of tolerance to all the communities.
Thanks for sharing the most relevant topic of today’s world. Have a nice week.
Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you like this article. Yes, from a point of view, everything is elementary, you’ve to work at the basics, and always have a simplified approach.
We are made up of three things; peace, love, and happiness. No matter how much ever you try to seek them from external sources, they cannot match your internal resources of these essential and eternal qualities.
So, whether its countries or persons, they need to have the right amount and balance of peace, love, and happiness to avoid violence and wars.
You’re right, blaming isn’t the solution. Though the government can do a lot to make it easy to achieve external or outer peace, but as you said, the peace at your home and self are the deciding factors.
Not a single effort to be peaceful, loving and happy is negligible or ever goes waste – all add up for total happiness and peace on earth.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your beautiful thoughts!
I agree that the lack of peace on earth is the lack of inner peace. And that’s what I work on the relieving it in people every day. If I can release someone’s fear, I can really change the world. All conflict comes from fear. If I have to do it one person at a time, so be it. But really I have to do it on a larger scale and that is what I am working on!
No matter how much you try to create external peace, if you don’t possess inner peace, you’ll never really be happy or at peace.
You’re right, fear is the biggest enemy, which needs to be conquered and released with understanding. Once this negative characteristic is eliminated, you’re peaceful.
That’s great work you do and I wish you all the best for your future plans.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
I try to project peace and harmony onto others and to feel peaceful, too. Meditation helps, but I don’t do it as often as I should. (Shame on me!) I do practice my gratitude on a daily basis, and am thankful for all I have.
If I am in a good mood, others soon are as well. I try to bring sunshine and rainbows to everyone I meet. It’s tough sometimes, but I try.
I wish there was no such thing as violence, or wars. 🙁 I don’t understand them. Never have, never will. I know many feel this way, too.
That’s a good strategy – if you be good to others, you feel good yourself. Your peaceful activities too would give you peace of mind, not only to yourself but to others as well.
Let me confess, I too can’t always take out time for meditation, which we should, but its just not possible at times. The solution is to have a meditative lifestyle!
Gratitude is the way to go – thankfulness is a peace virtue too and it promotes happiness. It’s great that you try to spread goodness and happiness with your actions and behavior.
Alas, no matter how much we wish for, the violence and wars won’t end unless every person on Earth become a saint! But, we can always try to contain and reduce them to make happiness live and prevail.
Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts!
Hi Vinay, What a wonderful post.
I wish you didn’t have to write it because I wish we already had peace on Earth. But being aware of what we can gain from peace is the first step towards getting there.
I like how you analyzed how to achieve peace, both from an internal, psychological perspective, and from an external, global perspective. If we all worked on ourselves and tried to help others we could make the world a more peaceful place.
I am encouraged by the vote in Scotland on Thursday. Instead of having a revolution, the Scottish people are having an election to determine their fate. No weapons, no bloodshed, just a peaceful referendum. Whether Scotland secedes from the UK or not, the peaceful nature of the vote is a victory in itself.
Glad you like the post.
We do have peace on Earth, but that’s scattered and short-lived. We aren’t always at peace because we aren’t always happy. Happiness and peace are both the states of our mind, however, they have external influencing factors too.
You’re right, awareness is the first step to achievement. My formula here would be inner peace + outer peace = total or complete peace. You’re right, all we need to do is be good, help ourselves, and help others; this switches on the peace button!
A peaceful referendum is the sign of a modern civilization that makes the best use of the intellectual faculties and human reasoning. Countries can join or separate merely through voting would have been an unbelievable notion till a few decades ago. I think there was a similar referendum in Quebec, Canada a few years ago. This shows peace does exist.
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For me the greatest happiness is the peace of mind and all the materialistic thing comes after that. Peace reflects the personality of a person…it is who we are and a peaceful life will not only affect ourselves but also our surroundings.
Sadly, Non-violence spreads like a fire and we’ve to take control of that, if we do so it’s great way to make an peaceful environment within our home, society and on earth.
Really, we often hear a lot of disturbing and violent news everyday…it seems like peace from our earth is diminishing day by day and least efforts are being made by humans to put it to an end…on the other hand, celebrating the “Peace Day” can contribute in a great way and if we spread the awareness in our society about this day and if we take a stand against really to remove violence from this earth by doing the things you have mentioned in this post can make a huge difference.
Thank you Vinay for awakening us with your Peaceful Post 😀
And to everydody…Happy Peace Day in advance 🙂
Peace and happiness are the two sides of the same coin. But you can have both at the same time. To have peace you need to have happiness, and to be happy, you need peace of mind.
I agree that a peaceful mind and a content heart is all it takes to live life the best way. When we talk and think of long-term or eternal happiness, then materialistic things don’t even come in the picture.
Definitely, our personality and behavior does impact and influence the people around and the surroundings. If we’re positive, we’ll spread peace.
Everything is contagious. If happiness and peace are contagious, then violence and negativity too are contagious. Since every thing starts with our mind, we need to control it with discipline and understanding.
In reality, violence and peace have been co-existing since the prehistoric ages, and people have been making the efforts to control violence and promote peace. We need to keep doing that.
“Peace Day” is a good excuse and a reason to practice peace ourselves. Hope everybody tries to “be peace” on the 21st September. Wish you many many happy peace days!
Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts!