Peace Starts in the Heart

 
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From "The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation" by Joel and Michelle Levey:

Outer wars and conflicts come from and mirror the inner conflicts in each of our hearts and minds. A first step toward peace is learning to recognize the outbreak of internal conflict and war in our own minds. This is a very powerful and profound art. During times of strife our lives depend most of all on learning to carefully observe the creative activity of our own mind as it weaves impressions and stories into beliefs that shape our attitudes and actions, set our priorities, drive our communications and actions in the world.

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