As we read the news and look at the world, we are horrified. Must we all fight endlessly until we destroy each other? How can we shift out of this endless cycle of violence? How can we move towards loving and caring towards each other?
To stop the endless cycle of violence in the world we must stop the endless cycle of violence within ourselves, because the world is just a reflection of what is happening inside ourselves. If we were to begin to understand this we would see that the more we can make changes within ourselves – the more we are kind to ourselves, and forgive ourselves and our mistakes, and imperfections, the more that is reflected in the world around us.
Yes, this means however we treat ourselves inside, flows out of us to others. So we must drop self judgments, and self condemnations. When we do this we will naturally become more peaceful. We will feel better inside and when we do, those new feelings flow out to others, rather than the feeling of frustration, judgment, and blame. What we feel inside is what we share outside.
So drop your judgments and peace will emerge. Without even asking, peace arises. When you drop all the attacks upon yourself, peace just naturally shows up. It is the way it is. Do the work and peace will show up. And the world will be a more peaceful place because of it.