22 June 2011

Inner Peace Leads to Outer Peace

"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." ~ The Dalai Lama

This is very wise and very profound! Like the hymn states, let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me! No matter how many rallies you attend, or how many protests you go to, there will never be peace unless it begins with each individual person.

If you are at peace, then at least there is some peace in the world. Unfortunately, so many of us are at war with ourselves and those around us. Incidentally, it takes much less effort to make peace than it does to create war. Peace is the body’s natural state; we were created to live in a state of homeostasis. When we are out of alignment with our body’s natural rhythm, then we are in distress.

So, just for today, stop, take a breath and be at peace!

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