Inner Peace-World Peace
Inner Peace is World Peace
In case you missed it, September 21 was World Peace Day. It is a day dedicated to world peace, and, specifically, the absence of war and violence. As an international peace ambassador and the recipient of the 2015 Public Peace Prize Award, the concept of peace in our lifetime has always been close to my heart. In fact, bringing peace to the world has been the great mission of my life.
Of course, the idea of peace rightfully consumes the world today. How could it not? And given the state-of-affairs in the world, how could we not believe that achieving peace is a losing battle? It doesn’t matter where you point your finger on the globe; there are so many conflicting points of view, different opinions, and contrasting beliefs. And so many old grudges and old tapes that history seems doomed to repeat itself again and again.
It is not surprising that everywhere I travel, I am asked the same question. “Is peace even possible, Mabel?”
I always respond the same way. I say peace doesn’t belong to the politicians, or the kings and queens, or the rich and powerful. And peace will not come from Syria, Afghanistan, Russia, United States, Israel or Palestine. “True peace comes from within. And we will never know real peace in the world until we discover this for ourselves.”I believe this with the core of my being, which is why Inner Peace is World Peace has become the mantra of my life.