Peace has many elements to it. Each one of them can contribute,
and enhance, Peace. Here are some of the Pieces of Peace:
This is within you, as much as outside yourself. One thing does
not take up the majority of your time; you give back that which
This is how each piece relates to each other. They "fit"
and if they don't fit, at least they don't conflict.
This is one way to achieve harmony, by having a sense of reverence
towards all things. It's a desire not to violate, as well as to
Truth over time brings honor to all involved. This is saying what
you mean and meaning what you say; and more importantly; following
through on it all.
This is a gentle spirit that can take on many forms. It is actively
doing something good.
Can be one of the forms of Kindness; can take on the form of Balance
as well. Sometimes NOT doing something is as much Just as doing
Can be one of the greatest Kindnesses you can commit. Let go of
the past, and not only will you grant Peace; you will achieve Peace
Allow others to be themselves; give yourself permission to be you.
If you live within the other pieces, especially Justice, Freedom
can and will thrive.
Honestly caring about all things. It's not just about letting everything
just be, it's actively seeking to make it better.
If you're truly living in Peace, you're not the only one doing these
pieces. When someone else shows you Kindness, be thankful. Take
it in; be moved by it; then show that.
This is far more powerful that sympathy. Sympathy can bring a condescending
attitude with it. Empathy keeps you on the level (in Balance and
Harmony) and brings you Understanding; which Sympathy never can.
Just as White Light is the combination of all other colors, so is
Love the combination of all these pieces. True Love - unconditional,
altruistic, "Agape" - is the truest form of Peace there
None of this is easy to achieve, nor easy to maintain. Often human
nature goes against our efforts for Peace. Sometimes we confuse
war, or the lack thereof, as having it. They are separate things,
even when one is being used as an excuse for the other. But you
can never wait for one in order to have the other. If you want Peace,
you must make Peace. It is a choice. And if you choose Peace, you
mustn't wait for someone else to do it.
Peace begins with you.
Give Peace a Chance...