How Is Peace Possible?

In current times it seems almost impossible that peace could exist in the world, at least for very long. Many countries are war torn or experiencing civil unrest. Many communities and families are experiencing friction and fighting. Many individuals are anxious or angry. At whatever level you look, peace seems to have diminished.

After 911, a critical mass of human beings changed their collective response to the world and to each other. Our perception of our external world became distrusting as we entered a new paradigm of thinking that is fear based and blameful.

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We let fear enter our lives on a global scale and peace become sidelined. Now, like the image we see in a car rear view mirror, peace is steadily disappearing from sight all together. Where is the peace we once new and is it possible to find it again? Is it possible to restore peace to the world, let alone to find it in ourselves?

A Return To Peace

The return of peace is completely possible and it starts by finding the place it resides within ourselves first, by looking within, before looking without. Not by relying on something external to bring it to us.

It is our responsibility as individuals to restore peace in our own hearts and lives and then to respond to others from this place of peace. A place of peace within ourselves that only knows love, that knows we are connected and that we are One. When we let go of fear, we know the other is in essence us. We know that if we lash out at another, we are only hurting ourselves.

It is our responsibility as individuals to restore peace in our own hearts and lives and then to respond to others from this place of peace.

 

Becoming Aware of Our Sense of Connection or Disconnection

A conscious and loving response to another is one of the simplest and most powerful acts of love we can give our world. Why do I say this? Because there is only one way to bring peace into our lives…and that is by living from our sense of connection.

This means not creating or maintaining perceived separation of any kind and doing everything we can in the moment to create connection and maintain our sense of connectedness. In comparison when we notice we are coming from any belief, thought, emotion or action that divides, we are creating or maintaining a sense of separation and disconnection. Let me give you some examples.

How is peace possible?

If we believe we are right about something, our ego wants to be right. And for our ego to be right someone else or something else must be wrong. What we have decided is true for us, creates a gap between where we are and where the other is. A gap that only awareness can close.

Or we may feel attacked by what another says or does, and by justifying our position as one that is right, we make the other wrong. Even though we may do this intentionally, we create a feeling of

disconnection from the other and as a result become estranged from peace. Resolution becomes impossible as long as we hold on to our position and our belief that we are right. Either way there appears to be a winner and a loser, but in reality no-one wins.

This fight with others, the world and ourselves has been continuing for millennia. It’s an experience we have been born into the flesh to have, so that eventually we will have had enough of it and will seek to find the opposite which is of peace. And to find peace we must return to our sense of wholeness and our unlimited capacity to feel and be compassionate, loving and peaceful ~ no matter what is happening in our inner world or our external environment. Peace is not dependent on any conditions to exist. It always exists and is always accessible.

Peace is not dependent on any conditions to exist. It always exists and is always accessible.

 

Peace Restored

Peace waits for us. It is who we are at the very core of our existence. Through conscious recognition and action peace can be restored because it is always present. But how do we do this, especially if we are feeling angry or blame-full, fearful or anxious?

When we notice we are not coming from a place of peace, we simply return our awareness to our heart center which only knows love and is innately peaceful.

Our energy automatically moves from being agitated and fast moving to being centered and slower. Our energetic field expands instead of contracting. We naturally radiate the peace and love that we feel out into the world and the world responds. The world includes the person we’re talking to, fighting with or are fearful of. That person is an extension of ourselves as we are always One.

When we remember there is only One heart whose essence is Love, we will stop hurting ourselves and others, and peace will be restored in our relationships and our world.

In restoring peace through an act of loving connection, the challenge lies not in making the necessary changes to our actions or intention, that is simple for us to do as our innate nature is of Love. The difficulty lies in noticing in the moment that we need to. Fortunately this response can be learned and all it takes is willingness and constant vigilance to do so.

A return to peace is absolutely possible in the moment, when we remember what we are and what we come from. When we remember there is no such this as separation.

When we remember there is only One heart whose essence is Love, we will stop hurting ourselves and others, and peace will be restored in our relationships and our world.

 

 

 

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