Peace. Big thing of the 1960s. Big thing too for Miss America year after year. And yet there continue to be fights and wars.
Here’s a spot of good news though: according to the research of Steven Pinker we’re actually in one of our most peaceful times.
I have my own idea on world peace: It starts with knowing and valuing myself and then reaching out with the intent to know and value those closest to me.
Seems simple, right? Then you’ll love the advanced class on world peace: know and value all those within 12 miles/20km of you.
For this is what I believe: How can we hope to affect global peace “out there” when we’re challenged to affect the tempest of fear, unhappiness, longing, and greed “in here”?
Let’s know peace within ourselves first, and then work our way out through the concentric rings of our relationships – with family, friends, colleagues, community, environment and spirit.
Clients of my Work/Life Clarity programs speak about peace as the unexpected by-product of their journey within where they’ve discovered passions, unveiled hidden strengths, and have had the ‘a-ha!’ of meeting the authentic self.
(I’ve created 5 Pieces of Peace to jump start your exploration. Go ahead: get lovingly curious!)
This November, as I remember with gratitude those who did all they could to bring peace to life, I’ll also be grateful for those who do all they can to bring their individual lives into peace.