“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.”
Peace and goodwill are not just days or seasons; the Judeo – Christian teacher isn’t a ‘reason for a season’ as some promote. Everybody wants to believe in peace and prays for it; some sing about, write about it; shout for it, parade for it and some die for it. Some believe peace will never come, some believe it will come when signs are met. Some work for peace, while others work to thwart it. But peace doesn’t start ‘out there’ with someone else; it doesn’t start with my neighbor; or work through a political administration; no, it starts much closer than that. It starts within. The key lies within every one of us; peace starts with me.
Peace doesn’t come to us; it never left: it won’t be found, it was never lost: Peace is intangible, it can’t be bought, borrowed, negotiated, traded or sold and will never be secured by a government; by threats and weapons. Peace isn’t a ‘when’ or a ‘then’ or found in in the writings of the ancient mystics. All the mystical writings point to the Way- but text is not the Way. Way is core – is powerful – inexpressible.
Today our perception of time is distorted. Today everything is imperative; everything must meet an impossible deadline; everything must be done faster- faster; now: tomorrow is too late. In this millennia we live under the ‘rule of fear scarcity;’ when is there time to be a maker of peace, or think of making peace or even knowing a moment’s peace? The Instant Generation wants it now; the instant generation doesn’t understand history; they want what they want and they want it now regardless of the price. They want action through drugs/poison; they take machinery and media for granted; they are into movement and loud noise; they listen only with ‘one ear.’ The music doesn’t allow them to listen to others or to even think. They are the devotees; the agitators and motivators’ of the pre-revolutionary- evolution – this coming chaotic creation of devastation.
There will come a time in the future when humanity will surge forward and remember life and recall the past when time was not measured by an abstract idea of hours; or conceptualized by names like Monday and January and humanity will recall that we looked to nature and kept time with the rhythm of the earth and some will remember that we are not just connected to it— but we are connected with it. Many will remember that life – all of life is continuous movement, but today mankind is now so obsessed with the concept of instant. Everything must manifest almost instantaneously.
Nation against nation, war and rumors of war are claims that bombard us daily, and frequently pundit’s claim humanity is living in the last days, but peace isn’t a then or when and will not manifest while man speaks harmful hateful words to one another and discusses unleashing weapons of mass destruction. War and destruction are man’s doing; peace is also man’s doing.
Do we want to have calm, friendly tranquil relationships with our family, friends and neighbors? Do we truly want to be universally free of war? If the answers to the questions are yes then we must look at and give up our own personal boundaries we have built: we must give up the narrow minded prejudices; our belief that silver and gold assures happiness. We are one heartbeat in humanity. Our peace is our gift to the world, however success is not assured; peace cannot be achieved without co-operative effort.
An incredible peace is waiting.