World Peace is a myth and its attainment, an illusion. The only time we can have absolute world peace is when there exists only one person on the face of the earth. As long as there is more than one, there will always be conflict of ideas and opinion. However, in the pursuit of global harmony and the ability to co-exist with one another, there is another kind of peace. A more realistic and attainable peace which if acquired will be the best gift to humanity. With this kind of peace, you can overcome fear and you can simplify the complexities of your life. This peace is known as the Peace within.
Attaining the peace within is understanding the need for two processes; Accepting and Letting Go. It is accepting the past and letting go of that past. This world is ever-changing and if you keep living your life thinking that what happened to you in the past must first be corrected before you move on, you’ll be stuck in that past and the whole present will pass you by. Accept that what has happened has happened and let it go. Let go of the past because no matter how much you cling to it, it’s already gone.
“True Happiness is good health and a bad memory.”- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
Inner peace is accepting fear and letting go of that fear. It is accepting the reality of fear which is that fear will not prevent you from dying but it will prevent you from living. Let go of that illusion because the true purpose of life is to die with memories not with dreams. That is the real tragedy in death.
The attainment of the peace of mind you seek lies accepting that you alone are responsible for your happiness so if you live your life expecting someone to make you happy, you will be very disappointed. It also lies in accepting the responsibility of dealing with the consequences of your decisions. Take control of your life and let go of all the negativity, and the unfounded belief that certain emotions influenced your freewill. Never be limited by what the world thinks you are, for it doesn’t know, and tomorrow it won’t care. Let go of the negative opinions of others about you, they don’t know the price you paid to be where you are today. Nobody knows you better than yourself. The great philosopher Lao Tzu once said “If you always care about what other people think, you will always be their prisoner”
In conclusion, it is pertinent to understand that inner peace comes from the mind. Free your mind and think, learn to doubt and expand your knowledge; see beyond yourself, because true inner peace comes from contentment and a selfless achievement.
“When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.”- Abraham Maslow (1908-1970).
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