Thought Piece

International Day of Peace

It’s International Day of Peace today. I have begun thinking about all of the various calls for peace and for justice. I have also been thinking about all of the various issues which divide us all right now.
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As a Buddhist, I can’t help but note that the world would be a more peaceful place if everyone focused on the conflicts within, before looking outward.
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Peace, freedom of heart and mind, at the highest possible level, is the aim and object of Buddhism.
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Perhaps as a simple practice try to do something kind for someone today, then maybe spend a little bit of time in silence, even if just 5 or 10 minutes.
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Having an internal day of peace is surely the first step towards having an International Day of Peace.

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