When we arrive at this time of year, if you profess Christianity, we start singing songs in praise of peace. What we never quite realise is that Global Peace is within our own hands, or more accurately, within our own minds.
Change in a country begins with one person. Each country reflects the inner peace or turmoil of its mass population, and so as one person changes they affect the rest of the population. One person has the power within them to bring massive change to their country through immense love and peace within themselves. But we cannot bring about peace and well-being to our country unless we have conquered that in our own life. Do you see? You cannot give what you do not have.
Each person’s job is to bring utter harmony into their own life, and then they will become the greatest human gift for their country and the world.
Inner Peace is the first challenge
Developing inner peace is the basis of many religions including Christianity, yet we rarely see this understanding enacted by the more fanatical believers. Often it seems their reason for being is to convince non-believers of the error of their ways and force them into believing the believer’s own particular brand of religion/creed. This is so far from the true meaning of peace and its application.
It took me a long time to understand the essence of peace, and I found out you need some humility along the way. Putting it into practice constantly is even more difficult to learn. It takes constant commitment every waking minute. When your ego shouts: “That’s not fair!” peace is fading from your heart. When your ego shouts: “You’re getting more than me” peace is coiled into a corner. When your ego shouts: “You’re wrong” peace just left the building.
There are many great books and DVDs around that will help you on your way to understanding what real Peace is all about. Here are a few I have used as tools on my journey:
The Secret DVD and Book By Rhonda Byrne
The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks
One DVD and film featuring many great avatars and teachers
The Living Matrix movie and DVD
Eckhart Tolle’s book: A New Earth
The Voice – Director David Sereda
So during this festive season and into the New Year, I would like to wish one wish, and that is YOU are the one person it takes to tip the balance toward world peace through you own inner peace. I’m working on it but I’ve got a long way to go.
Heather Sylvawood, creator of the Facebook page WriteGear