Thursday, February 22, 2007

Peace

"...others cannot bring us peace. No leader is going to give us peace, no government, no army, no country. What will bring peace is inward transformation which will lead to outward action. Inward transformation is not isolation, is not a withdrawal from outward action."
--Krishnamurti

The time of looking for a leader, a Dr. King, a Gandhi or a Barrack Obama to bring us peace is past. Change will come with hundreds, thousands perhaps millions of leaders. Obama has called for grassroots, for involvement among likeminded people to get involved on a community basis. Helping ourselves and our communities is the best thing we can do for our country and for the world. It is the inner transformation that will bring us peace.

Peace is not just an absence of war, peace is an act of sensitivity. We do not just get along, we act from a place of compassion for ourselves and those around us. By respecting the space of our former enemies, we honor ourselves.

Peace is not just getting out of Iraq. It is having a personal recognition of everyones humanity. Peace comes from the peaceful journey of each person.

1 comment:

Liz said...

We must understand that each one of us is the cause of war. If we have inner peace, love, compassion and understanding war would find no entry. We might not even have a word for it because war is foreign to our true nature. We need to take responsibility for our thoughts because they create our world. If we embrace the belief that the life in each of us is eternally united with all life that exists, love is the only possible response.