“If such and such thing happens, I would be happy”. “I can be peaceful if such and such thing happens”. “This is the last problem I have to face before I can rest and be at peace”. But unfortunately that doesn’t seem to happen. As Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says postponing happiness or peacefulness is like preparing bed all night and no time to sleep.
Peace is the basic ingredient to prosperity and any development. But what we do is striving “to do” something so that we could be peaceful.
All conflict resolution mission aim to foster peace as their first initiative so that a workable solution can be found. Cricket ties between nations are some of the examples. To obtain knowledge one has to have some degree of peace within oneself and in the environment. In a chaotic environment, no solution can be found and if at all it is found, it is bound to create more issues.
A society is a conglomeration of individuals. Without individual there is no society and without the society an individual stands no chance of existence.
Peace begins from home. Peace begins from one’s one self. With the recent events of shooting and violence, it is really sad that people suffer from their own mind which is stressed and unable to remain calm.
Gun control laws, adding more security at schools are just band aid to the already bleeding problem. They cannot contain the issue. Unless we create a stress free and violence free society for ourselves, expecting the law to do all the work will make the law more brittle.
It is our responsibility to work towards creating a stress free society. A heart to heat communication has to be established. It cannot happen if an individual is weak. Empowering them to handle their emotions directly contributes to the wellness of a society. Then the influence of that effect will bring more clarity back to the individual. Its a snow ball effect.
As we become more responsible for what we do and what we don’t do, we gain the power to create what we envision.
A beautiful Shanti (peace) mantra. Lets come together with no dislikes.
Saha nav avatu, Saha nau bhunaktu, Saha viryam karavavahi: Tejasvi nav adhitam astu: ma vidvisavahai; Aum Santih, Santih, Santih -
May He protect us both; may He be pleased with us both; may we work together with vigor; may our study make us illumined; may there be no dislike between us. Aum, peace, peace, peace.
Lets all join the Google Hangout with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Jan 26th at 10 am EST/7 am PST/3 pm GMT where he will discuss about Stress Free Society and Violence Free Schools.
Everyone is welcome to join the Hangout ! Below are the details.