Let's Make Peace!
This hub is all about Peace! It is dedicated to the idea of Peace on Earth. And no, I am not talking about Christmas! I'm talking about trying to get along with our fellow inhabitants. Why is it so hard? Why can't we agree to disagree? Yes, we are all different and yes, we are all the same! Somehow we need to find a way to respect each others differences and live together because whether we like it or not we all share the same living quarters . This eye for an eye thing is getting us nowhere! This is not an answer to our problems, but I hope it adds to the positive in your life so that you can "Pay it forward" to someone else.
It starts with me...
"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family."
If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
Lao Tzu - born 604 BC
What can you do to help bring peace to our world?
It can start with you.
You can't be at peace with others if you are not at peace with yourself. You need to first find happiness and peace within yourself in order to share it with others. Most of us have something that we could change to make our little world happier and more peaceful. It can be a simple thing like deciding to smile more. Or changing a job, relationship or situation. It may be difficult to imagine at first but any change is possible if we really want it and believe it can happen.
You will be pleasantly surprised at how your world starts to become a more peaceful place when you start believing that it is!
Stop and Listen
Imagine looking at a jar filled with water and sand that has been shaken. In the center of the jar is a tiny light, but it is difficult to see because of all the swirling sand. If you try shaking the jar the swirling sand just gets worse and the light totally disappears. But what if you just let the jar sit quietly for a while and rest? After a little while the sand starts to settle down and you start to see a faint glimmer of light. A little longer and all the sand has settled to the bottom and you can see the light shining brightly!
The sand is all the things we have to deal with in our lives, work, family, commitments. They seem to swirl around us endlessly. The light is our soul, true self or whatever else you want to call it. It is who we really are and what we truly want in our lives. Unfortunately the sand is constantly blurring our vision of what that is. In order to see that light burning inside all of us we need to find a way to make the sand settle down so that we can see clearly again.
How do you find your inner light?
How can you make the sand stop swirling? You need to find a way to stop the constant chatter in your brain and activity in your life so that you can focus on the peace that exists inside of you.
You have probably heard that meditation is a way to achieve a feeling of tranquillity and peace, but thought it was not for you. Many people think that you have to become a Buddhist monk to meditate. That's not true.
Meditation is just a way for your mind to finally have that much deserved rest. It is the process of stopping all the noise in your mind and allowing you to focus on that quiet peaceful soul that is within you.
Try it and see...what have you got to lose?
So you lets say you have managed to find some sense of peace within yourself. Now you need to share that peace with others! Who do we share this with? For most of us it is our family or friends who we already have a relationship with. We need to share our peace and understanding with them in order to learn to share it with the rest of the world! They are our Guinea pigs on the road to peace! If we can perfect our skills of love, respect and understanding with them, we can use those skills with others on this planet! And then others may learn from us and spread the idea of peace through their own acts of love, understanding and respect.
A New Way?
Exporting freedom and democracy is a great deal cheaper than having to bomb people into submission and then after the war say that we want to help them come back into civilisation. I would say export your prosperity, export your compassion, your generosity, rather than the opposites.
~ Desmond Tutu ~
Children - The Peacemakers Of our Future
Many of us have children in our lives, our own, nephews, nieces, cousins or those of friends. If you spend time with a child you soon realize how our opinions on life color their views of life. If you say you hate carrots and make an issue of it soon they will often adopt the same dislike for carrots. This often works the same for other opinions we have on many things including politics, religion, race and anything else a young mind is exposed to.
Children learn hate through us. They learn intolerance from us. But just as they learn these things that lead to war and injustice, so they can learn to love, respect and understand others.
That too can come from us. It is up to us to create within ourselves the peaceful world we would like our children to live in. They will then become the peacemakers of the future.
Pale Blue Dot - Wake Up World!
Only Love can Build a Bridge of Light
Believe in Peace...
If not for you,
then for our children.
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
How will you spend your dash?
Links to Peace
The purpose of PEACE.CA is to bring together all peoples of the world in the promotion of lasting peace through "thinking globally and acting locally", building peace in the community, strategic action planning, networking, information sharing, etc.
- Peace Cafe
A community space that recognises that peacebuilding begins from grass roots. It is a safe space, where visitors can participate in workshops, make use of the peace cafÃ© library, or find out more about local, provincial, national, and international
- Ten Million clicks For Peace
A New Era For humanity Begins...Will Peace Be your Legacy?
- Be Peace Now
A course for Peaceweavers. This course can help awaken our power to contribute to the healing of the Earth, raising the consciousness of humanity, and the co-creation of world peace. It is also heightening our awareness that we are all Divinely guid
- World Peace
We fundamentally believe that a lasting world peace will not be initiated politically, it will begin first in the hearts and minds of each of us. Until we have peace within our families and our communities and most importantly ourselves, no politicia
- Peace It Together
Our vision is to build a culture of creative leaders inspiring and educating others to work toward peace. It is unreasonable to expect youth to come to a peaceful resolution to a regional conflict if they are growing up in an environment of fear, ang
- Peace Pledge union
The PPU is the oldest non sectarian pacifist organisation in Britain.
- Waging Peace
Waging Peace (WP) is a non-governmental organisation whose aim is to assist in the building of a safe and democratic world. As a UK-based NGO, we lobby the British government to use its influence to ensure the protection of civilians in countries whe
- Hague Appeal For Peace
The Hague Appeal for Peace is an international network of organizations and individuals dedicated to the abolition of war and making peace a human right. The Global Campaign for Peace Education was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in
- World peace newsletter
This newsletter exists for one purpose - To promote Peace. If you find peace, or help another person find peace, you've improve the world.
- Seeds Of Peace
Seeds of Peace is dedicated to empowering young leaders from regions of conflict with the leadership skills required to advance reconciliation and coexistence.
- National Peace Foundation
international non-governmental organization (INGO) dedicated to building foundations for peace around the world. We are committed to creating alternatives to war and violence through empowering and supporting the efforts of a wide network of citizen
- Pathways To Peace
Pathways To Peace (PTP) is an international PeaceBuilding, Educational and Consulting organization. "Peace", as it is defined by Pathways To Peace, is both an innate state of being and a dynamic, evolutionary process. Peace begins with ourselves, liv
- World Peace One
WP1 is the first installment of a Ten Year Global Peace Initiative, aimed at ending war and establishing lasting peace for the entire human race.
If they can get along, so can we!
Love is the only force
to transform an enemy
into a friend.
"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
~ Martin Luther King, Jr
One Tin Soldier
More Ways to Make a Difference
- Random Acts of Kindness
The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is a resource for people committed to spreading kindness. We provide a wide variety of materials on our website, including activity ideas, lesson plans, project plans, teacher's guide, project planning guide, pu
- Free Hugs Campaign
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Since 1995, Visionaries, Inc. has been producing Visionaries documentary series for public television. Hosted by Sam Waterston of Law & Order, the documentary series highlights the rarely told stories of nonprofit organizations all around the wor