STEPS TO MAKE PEACE:
1.Embrace the open moment by recognizing that what we do can make a difference. We must leave behind outmoded beliefs about ourselves in order to accomplish tasks and projects that we feel are impossible.
2. Embrace the true message of Peace and stop nourishing the toxic raiders both within and without who destroy our peace of mind and make us less effective as bringers of peace to others.
3. Welcome the consciousness that makes us a partner of creation by discovering ways to find new solutions to old problems.
4. Go toward the sunrise by being willing to encounter people and things which may be frightening. Be willing to hear the deeper story of the other, since doing so often leads us to a soul ally. Do not be afraid to admit your handicaps for if we see everyone as a true ally, we find others whose skills will complement our own.
5. Risk the fact that your truth will be tested again and again, and never give up working one to one, or group to group to spread the good news of Peace.When others disagree with you, stand for what you know to be true realizing that others may be won to your cause. Be willing to fall into a richer understanding of your truth.
6.Lift grief wherever you find it by encouraging those who suffer to harvest the richness of their life and loves.
7.Work with a large circle of allies whose thoughts and concerns add perspective and energy to your ideas.
8.Create new forms of authentically democratic community based on the desire for justice, health and spiritual power. Nurture Peace. Be willing to bury the hatchet of war thoughts. Above all, never give up.
Peace on earth and in your hearts.:)
When asked what unifies the ethics of the world's religions, scholar Karen Armstrong responded with the simplest of answers: compassion. If faced with their own version of the question- what is the central moral adaptation produced in the evolution of human sociality? -evolutionists would converge on a similar answer- compassion. On this the religiously inclined and the evolutionists would agree.:)
Compassion is powerful as an idea. It is a strong emotion, attuned to those in need. It leads to courageous acts. In the words of the Dalai Lama: "If you want to be happy, practice compassion; if you want others to be happy, practice compassion."