On the anniversary of Gandhi’s death, it is pertinent to focus on peace in the world today.
A couple of year ago, I bought the domain name at PeaceInMYTime.com .
There’s no website there currently, but I feel the time is right for me to launch it soon.
The phrase “Peace in my Time” appealed to me. I believe that to achieve peace in the world, you have to achieve it internally first within yourself and in your own life.
Also, I felt peace could be achieved in my lifetime i.e. in my time.
Here are some inspiring words from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr about peace.
“One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means”
One day there will be world peace. There is even a wonderful website at Peace One Day.
They are the people behind the UN International Day of Peace, which is normally on 21st September ever year.
Their vision of the International Day of Peace extends far beyond the cessation of violent conflict and represents an opportunity for individuals to join in a moment of global unity.”
You can start today, wherever you are to somehow find some time to be peaceful i.e. no petty arguments, no road rage, no shouting and definitely no backbiting or gossiping.
To get you started here are some ideas from the “Peace One Day” website:-
• Make peace with someone you have fallen out with.
• Swim or cycle for your own peace of mind.
• Bring your family and friends together for a meal.
• Send peace cards and emails.
• Organise some lunch boxes for homeless people.
• Make peace with yourself.
• Create or visit a peace garden.
• Light a candle for peace.
• Hold a few minutes of silence.
• Write a prayer for world peace.
For more ideas, please click here to visit the Peace One Day website.
The key is to make peace with yourself and everyone that you have ever fallen out with.
And of course, to continue to do these activities every day and not just today.
to end, here is a very timely and poignant quote from the Peace Pilgrim:-
“We can work on inner peace and world peace at the same time.
On one hand, people have found inner peace by losing themselves in a cause larger than themselves, like the cause of world peace, because finding inner peace means coming from the self-centered life into the life centered in the good of the whole.
On the other hand, one of the ways of working for world peace is to work for more inner peace, because world peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it.”
Thanks as always Arvind for an inspirational blog.!
I agree, to find inner peace is the first step and I believe it is by doing that that we can spread peace. I think it all comes down to love – loving yourself, and being loving to others.