“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” Robert Fulghum
Peace is with you, in you, and all around you. Peace is a presence. Peace is a personality. Peace is a way of life. Peace can’t be found but it can be discovered. The future doesn’t hold the promise of peace for the world is already at peace.
Realizing peace can only be done through dropping the illusion that peace doesn’t exist within this very moment.
Peace is here. Peace is now. Peace is there within the world. What we’re searching for is peace within ourselves.
Look to the blue sky and tell me there is no peace. Look to a sunset or sunrise and tell me you don’t know peace. Look upon the face of a child and say to me that peace cannot be found in this world and in this time.
So the world of the future is already filled with peace. How do I know this? For peace is right here in the present moment. While you’re reading these words peace is there waiting for you to notice is presence.
To Find Peace We Must Begin To Cherish Our Own Existence
The civilization that we must strive to create will be based in love, harmony and cooperation. A world of community and communication. A place where we acknowledge and celebrate our differences and build our foundations upon the universal principles of love, perspective and patience.
For peace is the by-product of a struggle with ourselves. A challenge we give to our souls. A demand we must make of our lives and each other. If we ever want to find peace between the people and nations of the world we must first be at peace with ourselves. And the only true way to do that is to come face to face with our own ugliness and embrace it.
Love it. Hold it near. For if we can hold tight to those aspects of ourselves that we fear the most we can enter into a new covenant with each other. United and fulfilled. Purged and purified.
Peace Is Here In This Moment
How do we start?
We must begin to cherish our own existence. We must find the sacred aspect of each moment and each other. We have to look beyond our past and see the present moment in all its beauty and wonder.
Many of the people within the world believe that peace is some sort of far off dream. A faraway place upon a distant shore. A fairy-tale land that only the truly blessed may arrive at.
Look to your heart and realize that the great paradise of that land is within you.
Peace is here in this moment. Its surrounds you now and is with you always. In but an instant you may know the true and great silence of peace.
But the understanding of this peace has been far from us for too long. This is only true because we have chosen to be far from our true self.
Stop the nonsense of affirming what isn’t real. Affirm only one reality, the reality of peace.
How can you teach a feeling? How can you teach others how to see again?
You must first realize that there is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
As you walk, you walk in peace. As you speak, you speak of peace. As you eat, you eat in peace.
Peace is the means by which you arrive at your destination in the sacred land. The sacred land of the awakened heart.
Peace is not something you wish for, it’s something that you are. It’s something that you live and breathe into every moment.
Use perspective and understanding as your guides. They will lead you back to the true essence of your soul. Understanding and perspective can bring about the first buds of peace. The petals of patience and the fragrance of love.
To Find Peace You Must Make It A Priority
Peace needs to be found through perspective. A shift in your awareness. A conscious awakening to the fact that you are a wellspring of peace, joy and love. Delve deep into the silence of your self for within its depths is an ocean of bliss. A magical power that will not only transform yourself but also the world around you.
To find peace you must make it a priority. A goal that begins with the heart, your heart, which then affects your home and the people in it. This then ripples outward to embrace and heal your neighbors. Your neighbors will then become unknown ambassadors of this contentment, this peace. A blessing of which you have silently shared with them. From their hearts and through their hands they will unknowingly begin to lay the foundation of peace within their own lives. Even if that peace is just for a brief moment in time. Deep within their minds they will know that they have been touched by peace and this will change them, just as it has changed you.
As you become that place of peace, peace is then a place within and all around you.
The Time For Peace Is Now
Choose peace, understanding and perspective now in this moment.
Say this out loud:
“I Am Peace.”
Understand that your true essence is peace, love and harmony. When you forget your true essence, and work against the laws of life, you suffer. You are suffering and so is everyone else.
By making this choice now, in this moment, you can change yourself and the world. Your world.
Do it. Do it now.
Feel The Peace That Lies Beyond Words And Conceptions
Smile at your loved ones. Listen to their concerns. Hear their fears. Love their faults. Make them strong with peace just as you’ve become strong with peace. Know deep within yourself, that one little person giving their heart and mind to peace, in every step, in every breath, and with every small action they take, can and will change the world.
The time for peace is now.
In every step. In every breath. In every word. In every deed. Be peace. Open your eyes to it’s radiance and find peace everywhere for that is all there is. To see anything else is mere illusion.
Lift away the veil of war and hatred and see and feel the deep and penetrating peace that lies beyond words and conceptions.
Peace is all around and within, breathe it out and breathe it in.
The Peace Presence © Ian Paul Marshall
Anywhere and anyone within the world can participate in creating the Peace Presence. The Peace Presence is a divine gift to all humanity to help give birth to the next stage in our evolution. It’s a very simple technique that generates amazing results. Effects that can be felt by all. Simply practicing this meditation for a minimum of 5 minutes a day will completely change your life.
Peace Presence Step 1
Set aside some quiet time away from the television, the computer, or any other distraction that will create discord within your environment. Preferably this technique is to be done in the dark but it can be done by candlelight.
Begin by gently bringing your awareness to your breathing. Follow it’s journey, in and out. Be mindful of the breath as it smoothly enters into your lungs and exits them to mingle again with all the world.
Peace Presence Step 2
Once you feel comfortable and quiet begin to say the word Peace over and over again. You may chant it slowly or so it over and over again, quietly.
Peace Presence Step 3
As you come into the beginning of the Peace Presence begin to feel that peace emanating from you. Truly feel peaceful.
Peace Presence Step 4
Begin to visual peace all over the world. See humanity in peaceful harmony. Celebrating our oneness. Anchoring this Peace Presence into every facet of our lives.
Peace Presence Step 5
Release the moment and give thanks for the peace that is present within your world.
Other Peace Links:
Take a Look at our growing collection of World Peace Prayers.
Get your voice counted for peace. Peace in our lifetime is some close friends of ours doing their part to create a world worthy of us all.
Peace One Day. What will you do to make peace…?
Peace Jam. “Change starts here.”
iPeace. Sharing peace. Making a difference.