How do we achieve peace?

A great quote from Lao Tzu. Many of us bemoan the state of the world and ignore our internal state. We want peace in the world but we don’t have peace within ourselves. This quote comments directly on that paradox. What are you doing TODAY to have more peace within your heart?

During this holiday season, where it’s common to wish “peace on Earth and good will to all”, I do indeed with this for us. I wish for each of us peace in our hearts that is so powerful, so compelling, that this peace then infects our homes, our communities, our nations and then the world. A lot of nasty things go viral. Fear, viruses, economic troubles. How about a change? It’s time for peace to go viral, to spread like a wildfire through dry brush.

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 (570-490 B.C.)

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