Peace - How can I help create it in the world?
~ Melody Green
Hello Earth Angels,
Tumultuous times call for courageous actions
if we are to create a world that is peaceful and harmonious - how do we do
that in our world of disharmony, war, inhumanity and fear?
I have for many years been of the opinion that peace begins within and that
it is our personal mission to work and create peace at this level first as
well as spending time, effort and energy working on the outside world.
Before the International Day of Peace each year I take my individual 'peace
audit.' This is to see how peaceful I am being in the world. I do this because
I am at the centre of change and while I may be able to influence people, I
cannot change them - but I can change me and so I start with myself.
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.
-- Lao Tzu
Many years ago now I read these famous and often quoted words and thought what can I do?
And so began my personal 'peace audit.'
In the aspects of my world - inner and outer - I give myself a mark out of 10.
For each sector I ask: 'How much peace do I feel with this part of my life?'
The sectors I question are:
family and friends
career and colleagues
money, prosperity and assets
reputation and recognition
health: physical, mental and emotional
creative expression or time for hobbies and fulfilment
spiritual balance - religion if you are part of one
Once I have got my marks out of 10 - I choose the one I scored the least
in and ask the following:
'What action can I take today and for the next month to make an improvement
to peace within me?'
Sometimes it may be as simple as breathe more deeply or get 8 hours sleep
a day or smile more at my neighbours.
Sometimes it is about doing a project that will add value to the community
I live in - like helping to create jobs, or making others aware for the need
to smile more as an action we can take to create peace.
It also can mean joining or supporting an organisation that supports peace.
For those of you who do not know me well - I promote and support Peace x
Peace. You can find out more about them here: www.peacexpeace.org
What are you doing to promote peace in your world?
Why not take the 'peace-audit' and see where that action takes you - your
angels will prompt you to take the necessary action - be assured of that.
~ Melody Green
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