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.
As the great philosopher says, inner peace is a crucial part to world peace. The more peace that our planet’s people find within themselves, the more peace will manifest itself throughout our world.
Inner peace is not some elusive state attainable only on secluded mountaintops. Inner peace can be found within each of us, if we simply put some time towards finding it.
By setting aside a period of time everyday – maybe just a few minutes, maybe half an hour – we can use these moments to experience silence. The longer we spend, the quieter our mind and thoughts will become, until peace permeates all aspects of our lives.
Granted, in today’s instant and interconnected world of unending entertainment and distractions, finding a few minutes to sit still and do nothing won’t always seem practical, but the payoff is well worth it.
Seeking inner peace can mean less stress, fewer fears, more success, and better overall health.
As well, the more peace we bring into our lives, the more we automatically contribute to an increase in world peace.