When we think about Taking action steps towards peace, we think of disarmament, peace treaties, gun control, eliminating nuclear weapons, etc., but we usually fail to see the very important role each one of us play in achieving, and maintaining peace in our world.
Peace is action manifested by our reaction to our environment. It is the choice we make when we react to stressful or disharmonious circumstances around us.
I believe that teaching a child to honor and respect other people’s beliefs, ignoring a caustic remark, or an insult, helping someone that needs help, diffusing a tense situation and staying calm in the midst of chaos, are all practical acts of peace. I remind myself that peace is organic, and my conscious participation by the choices I make every day, are positive actions to create and maintain peace in my world.