What Is Peace?
"Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth"
Defining peace…Now that I think of it, its actually not easy to put it into words. you'll agree totally that– an absence of violence is definitely not a definition of peace. Although it is a pretty good indication of the PRESENCE of peace.
From my own search for peace, I have found that peace is not so much a condition, but rather a state of being. Like truth, freedom, love and happiness – not so easy to describe or define although it can certainly be experienced.
Peace already exists - within us. Its always there-in everyone, no matter who you are, where you live or what you believe. We only need to be aware of it.
A peaceful mind thinks thoughts of peace, and speaks words of peace…and then such a person with such a peaceful mind will act in peace even try to make sure everyone and anything is peaceful, peace comes with joy only that person can fill. And so a whole set of “symptoms” of peace will follow…and more causes of peace will be created.
A peaceful mind is so much more powerful than a mind filled with anger or a distracted mind.