“World peace starts with each individual finding peace and working toward it in her own heart and making efforts to create a terrain of calm and serenity at home. Next take this peace out and share it with neighbors and the community, and then with the world at large. Finding peace and promoting it requires more than just saying “I want peace,” or “I will be peaceful. It means making conscious concerted efforts to sacrifice desires for things, be humble and diminish the ego’s raging demons of hatred, anger, envy, jealousy, and greed. The Buddha said, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it outside.”- From “Awake in the World: 108 Spiritual Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life“.
Bio: Debra Moffitt is the award winning author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life and “Garden of Bliss: Cultivating the Inner Landscape for Self-Discovery” (Llewellyn Worldwide, February 2013). A visionary, dreamer and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices, writing and creativity in the U.S. and Europe. More at http://www.awakeintheworld.com and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/DebraMoffittAwakeintheWorld