As transformational leader, Ghandi, expressed it, "As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the 'atomic age' - as in being able to remake ourselves."
Ghandi and other visionaries point out that within the relationship we have with ourselves lies awesome power to create; both internal states and external experiences of life.
This is hardly a new idea, as Roman Emperior, Marcus Aurelius (161-169) understood, "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
Or perhaps you prefer the view of James Allen (1864-1912) philosopher and visionary, who postulated "A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings."
As we keenly experience the numerous stressors found in abundance in todays culture; we long for greater harmony, peace and personal empowerment within our lives. If this is to be it's up to you and me.
What, if anything, am I able to do to to enhance peace in my world?; you might ask. Well here is one persons viewpoint; it doesn't have to be yours and yet a dialog with one another on what moves us in the direction of peace coupled with individual commitment to focusing upon creating peace will certainly move us all closer.
Please ask yourself the folling questions as you seek greater peace in your life:
- What beliefs do I have about peace?
- What bias do I hold unto about the idea of peace, if any?
- What emotions do I experience when I think about peace?
- How does my personal behavior reflect an intention toward peace?
- What, if any, specific beliefs do I have that disempower me?
- When am I consciously focused upon peace throught my day; my week?
- How often do I find myself pushing against what is upsetting me rather than to embrace the peace I want?
Peace be with you,