Saturday, April 4, 2015
World Peace Begins With You
When you really stop to think about it, world peace is actually an inside job. It's quite apparent that all of the fighting around the world just creates more turmoil, more hatred. The bottom line it seems is that anger and violence promote more anger and violence. Peace doesn't come from fighting. It never has and it never will! I beg to differ when I hear people say, "Freedom isn't Free." And please hear me out... It's not that I am being disrespectful to the many veterans and military men and women out there. I am highly appreciative of their sacrifice and service to our country. It's just that I firmly believe, "Real Freedom" is free. I believe true freedom is a condition of the soul. It stems from inner peace, from a connection to source. And once you find or achieve inner peace and inner freedom, no one or nothing can take it away from you. In my book, inner peace and freedom are synonymous, and they are both wonderful gifts of the spirit.
Real peace is not something you have to fight for, rather it is something you can naturally attain with a dedicated spiritual practice. And most of the time anyways, we don't really fight for peace. We fight for power, dominance and control, which is really the opposite of peace. With that being said however, there are always two types of power operating in the world: authentic power and false, ego-based power. Authentic power results from being in harmony with your inner, sacred self and your higher power. It is based on love, mutual respect and reverence for all of life. False power on the other hand is based on fear and intimidation which is why it is a lesser power. Authentic power is the only kind of power that can and will transform the world as we know it.
Peace is a perplexing and sometimes trivial thing, but once you find it within, you'll find it everywhere! World Peace Begins With You. And real peace that is attained within oneself spills over onto the community and then eventually out to the world abroad. It starts from the soul and radiates outward. The way to peace is not war. The way to peace is not one religion trying to convert the entire world to its way of thinking or believing. Peace happens when you fully commit and surrender to the ways of spirit. Peace is the way to peace. Choosing peace is also a moment to moment choice we all have to make as well. If we want to transform the world, we have to first transform our inner selves. The more people who do this, the more powerful the collective consciousness for change becomes. If you really want to see peace and transformation on this planet, then you must do as Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Copyright Justin Topik, Peace Passion Positivity 2015,
All rights reserved, except for use in brief quotations and reviews
which include authors name