I used to have a blog where I wrote about what everyone else needed to do to make the world peaceful. After a couple of years of that, I began to understand that peace between people will happen if – and only if – everyone as an individual is at peace on the inside. I’m the only one who can create peace within myself. You’re the only one who can create peace inside yourself. Peace inside results in peace outside.
I welcome all genuine comments, whether of agreement or disagreement. Perhaps paradoxically, one of the most effective means I’ve found for making peace within myself has been to hear about other people’s experiences, reactions, thoughts, and feelings. Getting multiple perspectives, having my assumptions questioned, my feelings examined, my logic disputed, all give me choices I may not have thought of on my own. Often, making a different choice results in a more peaceful reaction to a current situation, or way of thinking about a past event. So, say what you really think. Just be nice. Please.