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Monday, February 27, 2012

Fighting For Peace

Fight drugs. Fight the war. Fight child labor. Fight human trafficking. Fight poverty. Fight the recession. All around us, we are encouraged to fight something in order to make it better. No wonder that we also believe that we must fight something in ourselves in order to achieve inner peace.

The Dalai Lama said: We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. Part of the meaning of that statement is that all that which we fight on the outside - in the world external to ourselves - will never really bring us to peace -as individuals and as a collective - if we have not achieved peace first on the inside.

Do you think that if we had all achieved inner peace anyone at all would even be considering child labor or going to war or selling or taking drugs and so on? Inner peace would mean that none of that would be viable anymore.

If you think about it, it seems so immensely easy to achieve. All it takes is for each of us to become responsible for our own inner peace and presto! Well ... obviously if it truly were that easy, it would already have happened. The truth of the matter is that there are - still - far too many people on this earth more interested in continuing numerous activities of this nature either for the sake of personal gain, or because they see no other solution.

So what can be done?

Goethe said: Let everyone sweep in front of his own doorstep, and the whole world will be clean. So let us all begin the process in our own selves. Let us seek that peace that can be ours by sweeping first in front of our own door - or at least - sweeping in front of our own door simultaneous to attempting to sweep in front of the door of our causes. Our peace will have a ripple effect on others, and the more we are, the greater the ripple effect.

The more I screech about the injustice of the world, or my country, or community, or neighbourhood, or firm, or family, the less I have a chance at hearing the sound of my own inner peace. Let's make it a priority to find this in our own selves before we try to change the world.

For much more about finding inner peace, having a conscious relationship with yourself and living consciously, about making choices, finding meaning in your life, about being aware of your thoughts and feelings, how you react to others and how you love yourself, as well as about choosing to seek your inner well-being above all, in order that you may have a ripple effect on all those who come in contact with you, have a look at my book Rewiring the Soul: Finding the Possible Self, available at Amazon.

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ERIC ROLF; author, Soul Medicine: The Heart of Healing

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JIM WAWRO; author, Ask Your Inner Voice

"This book is a gift to humanity, a valuable tool in aiding seekers to accomplish mastery of their own lives. Gabriella Kortsch provides clear steps to help people find peace in a practical and powerful way. She does not ask you to give up anything other then what no longer serves you. Brilliantly written!"
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