Meeting young people from across the world who are sharing a similar vision and responsibility to bring peace to the world gave me an inner peace that together we can create a more compassionate, loving and caring world for everyone!
We live in a world which has been suffering from war, terror, poverty, conflicts, violence, hatred, and materialistic selfish desires (No matter whatever part of the world we live in). However, the counter forces against these negative forces are stronger: we share love, compassion, peace, determination, smile, optimism, responsibility, a thirst for inner peace, and a desire and love for oneness while at the same time welcoming and celebrating our diversity.
We have at least one common factor with everyone and everything, which is our existence and being! To exist and live in harmony and peace, let’s not consider the “we versus them”, or “we and them” or “ours and theirs “pre-occupied stereotypical strong beliefs.
We can achieve local and global peace and of course there is no reason to say that it is not possible. Peace starts from within ourselves, our inner peace, peace in mind, peace in actions, peace in thoughts, peace in body, and peace in everything. “Its all about the inner peace” (The Dalai Lama). How you internalize it and how this internalization affects others around you which in this process you externalize it unconsciously with only your being and presence and consciously with externalizing it through different means and strategies.
I met the Dalai Lama as part of the USIP Youth Leader’s Exchange Program. I listened to his voice, saw the truthfulness in his words, heard the voice of his hearth which was full of inner peace, saw a power in his eyes, and a compassion and love in the way he touched the hands and a natural divine strength, optimism and realism in his vision!
Dalai Lama said that fear is creating uneasiness and it creates violence. To deal with it, we need to hate the action not the actor. Genuine love, compassion and forgiveness is the one which is expressed for the enemy. We need to figure out the ways to integrate the person as a healthy person in the society which will help the person and the society as a whole. More importantly, it helps us, the inner peace within us and the compassion in us!