This is something that's constantly on my mind: It's impossible to create peace in the world unless we have peace in ourselves, peace in our families, peace at work, peace with all those we encounter during our day.
We have to express the peace we want to see in the world.
If we have anger against ourselves, anger against our families, anger against those with whom we work, anger against those with whom we're in daily contact, we are spreading the "war" we say we do not want.
The minute we commit to having peace within our own being, within our family, at work, with those we're in contact with daily, we DO something about war. We take action and create the peace that we seek in the world.
The energy of peace has to exist in us before peace can exist outside in the world.
When enough people want peace and create peace first within their own being, there will be peace outside in the world.
Photo by Vera Kratochvil