Wars happen when intolerance reaches epic proportions, when the reasons for war become greater than the sanctity of peace. Wars happen when we fail to realize the value of being alive. Peace is not an issue of institutions. It is human beings who start wars.
Before a war begins outside, it starts inside. The war on the inside is more dangerous because it is a fire that may never be put out. Wars are being fought because peace is not being found within, because it is not being allowed to unfold.
We are all searching for something .We may call it success, peace, love or tranquility. It is the same thing. What we are looking for has many names because we do not know what we need.
The thing that we are searching for is not outside of us. It is within us. It always has been and always will be. Peace is something that has to be felt. One of the most incredible powers we have is that we can feel. We are here to be filled with gratitude, love and understanding.
For many centuries a voice has been calling out: "What you are looking for is within you. Your truth is within you, your peace is within you, your joy is within you." In our hearts, peace is like a seed waiting in the desert to grow, to blossom. When we allow this seed to blossom inside, then peace is possible outside. Will we give peace a chance?