Essay On Peace Starts From Within
Peace Begins with Me12 Mar 2014/by Susan Sosbe//in BrillianceTopics:Fear, Inner Peace, Journeys, Peace
If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
I don’t need five hundred words to share with the world the most precious wisdom attained in my lifetime. My message is simple – “Peace begins with me.”
These few words are so simple, yet they contain a message so profound as to be the only key to the utopia our troubled world seeks. Words cannot open doors, but when we receive them with our hearts, we will perceive them with our minds in perfect harmony.
Almost from the time we gain the ability to process thought, we set forth on a journey that takes us further and further away from the beautiful destination we seek. As we mistakenly journey outwards rather than inwards, we begin to feel lost and disorientated. Fear rises within us and we become embroiled in greed, criticism, judgments, hatred, and disquiet. Every aspect of our lives becomes a hurdle to clear and an enemy to fight.
‘If only things were different,’ we scream, as we view the errors of the world and its effects upon us, as our enemies. ‘I could be happy then… I would find peace.’ We believe so strongly that we must find this beautiful state rather than just experiencing – being it – that we frequently miss its serene presence.
Few of us realize that the only enemy any of us have is ourselves. Until we understand that, we can never truly experience peace because that which we are becomes enshrouded so deeply in all that we are not, that peace is prevented from expressing itself. Most of us are not aware that we live our lives in constant fear, the absolute polar opposite to the nature of our own divine essence – the polar opposite to love and peace.
Even within the family unit we squabble and fight, trying to prove ourselves right all the time, trying to gain power over the other. Our constant drive for power is the result of fear – fear that is itself fed by our misguided survival strategies. Unless we are guided away from this mistaken view of ourselves and the world around us, our childlike perceptions follow us into the ‘grown-up’ world.
We cannot change people; the way others think, act or behave. We can’t change the weather or prevent that which has passed, but we can change the world. Everyone’s idea of peace is different but peace is not a concept; it is the reality of our own identity and in accordance to its own nature – cannot exist in the presence of fear. Fear is a powerful, destructive, negative emotion whose energy is fueled by our anticipation of what may happen but probably won’t. Fear can only be regenerated by its own survival. Peace is a beautiful empowering energy that sits within our hearts, always in quiet acceptance of where we are now – at this moment.
That which I am is Peace and is constant. When I am still – I know this. When I am still – I know that Peace begins with me – right now.
Susan Sosbe was born in London in 1946. She is a trained nurse, teacher and writer. Nursing was the only acceptable channel at the time for the healing gift that she had since childhood, but it was not until after the early death of her husband that doors strangely opened, allowing her to use her gift to its full potential. Through her work as healer, counsellor and speaker to various groups, she has inspired many in England and abroad to realize their own potential and discover their own path. Susan has been aware of her earthly purpose since childhood. However, it is only through the lessons learnt and the wisdom attained on her own turbulent journey, when she understood for the first time the true nature of suffering - that fulfilment of that purpose has been truly possible. It is this wisdom that is shared in her book “Reflections-Beyond Thought”, as a profound message emerges from within its pages. Susan has lived in Kuwait, Norway and France but now living in the Cotswolds in the UK, through her talks and writing, she continues to dedicate herself to the humble role as messenger of hope and peace.
For more information, please visit reflectionsbeyondthought.com.
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MBA aspirants may be asked to write essay before GD & PI. Today, you will read Essay on:
"Peace begins with a smile"
Mother Teresa once said, “Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you really don’t want to smile at; do it for peace”. Is it true that love and compassion comes rushing to one person once he smiles? Not necessarily.
However, one can reduce the level of hatred he has towards the other person by smiling. Smiling is contagious. Once you smile at a person, it results in the other person smiling back at you.
So, at least at that instance, there are no moments of hatred, and momentarily, you don’t have negative feelings towards the other person. This is how the journey towards peace begins.
When there is love and compassion, there is no room for hatred. Today, countries fight with each other for power and resources. However, they don’t work on internal problems that are affecting the citizens of the country.
If, instead of promoting hatred for other countries, a nation provides food and shelter for its citizens and eradicates poverty, the world would be a better and a happier place to be in.
Smiling is powerful. It can change millions of lives for the better. Instead of using weapons, countries should have peaceful talks and they should show love and concern for other nations by smiling with their hearts.
A smile is not a superficial gesture that starts and ends on the face; it comes from the heart and touches the heart of the recipient. Love and peace can work wonders.
Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi, two advocates of peace, have proven to the world that a smile goes a long way. And a smile has never hurt anyone. When you smile, you embrace the other person with open arms, and you are one step closer to establishing and maintaining cordial ties.
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