“ If someone else decides what you should wear, what you should eat, and how you should be, it is called slavery. But right now, just about anyone can decide what is happening within you. Anyone can hijack the peace within you at any moment and make you angry and hateful. Anyone can create what they want within you. Is this not slavery? ”
Source: Book: Culture of Peace; Page: 7
There may come a time in our lives when we have to stand up and fight a war. But we can approach even that with peace in our hearts. When we approach it that way, we will fight only to the extent that is necessary. But when we are in anger and hatred, for one injustice we will cause another. This is what is happening in the world today.
Peace, Happiness, misery, anxiety, suffering, anger, and hatred have a certain chemical basis within you. There are simple methods with which one can create the right kind of chemistry within oneself. If you are willing to invest just a few minutes a day in your inner wellbeing, being peaceful & happy within yourself becomes natural.
Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from the inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.
If someone thinks that peace and love are just a cliche that must have been left behind in the 60s, that's a problem. Peace and love are eternal.
People are willing to share what they don't have, not what they do have! People who don't have, talk about sharing, compromise and peace. People who have it all, are always going after and getting what they want