Let’s Talk About Peace

Today’s prompt:

Placebo Effect: If you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?


Light House

Seems to me, as I observe the world around me, there’s a lot of talk about world peace and very little action.

Talk is cheap.

You want world peace?

Start at home.

It’s my observation, and experience, that until we can find the peace within ourselves we cannot hope to experience peace in our immediate circle never mind in the world-at-large.

The sad fact is, most people don’t have a clue what real peace even feels like.

Perhaps, like me, they’ve grown up in a broken home. Or maybe their experience is a war torn country or violent community or abusive home.

When the peace of home is interrupted, for whatever reason, and unbalances our experience of life we are, to borrow from yesterday’s theme, in conflict with ourselves trying to find that balance again.

This plays out in our struggle with the world even while most of us don’t understand why we’re struggling.

Memories are buried beneath layers of coping mechanisms which numb us from the truth of who we really are and prevent us from finding the peace within for which we crave.

We are angry, sad, resentful, self-abusive, guilt-ridden, unforgiving of others and, perhaps more importantly, of ourselves for whatever part we perceive we might have played in our pain.

As we unconsciously absorb all of that negative energy it gets projected outward at every one around us.

I know. I’ve seen it in my own family. I’ve done it myself.

It isn’t until we actually sit down and have a heart-to-heart with that hurt and grieving part of ourselves that we have a chance of finding the peace we desire … inside ourselves and out in the world.

Perhaps my view is simplistic. Still, I believe that each one of us, in every walk of life, needs to find our own inner peace if we have a hope of participating in peace on a global scale.

My painless, inexpensive cure for finding peace?

Self-awareness and love. Understanding why we are the way we are and the effect we have on the people around us is the key, and then lovingly repairing the broken parts of ourselves that speak so loudly and cause us, and those around us, such misery.

It starts with becoming the observer of your life. Investing in good books that help to raise awareness. And, if there is the opportunity, sitting down with a qualified third-party and talking things out for as long as it takes.

Addressing the emotional, mental and spiritual issues that drive our peace away is key.

“But this is expensive,” you protest.

Hmmm … not as expensive as destroying precious relationships and creating misery in the wake of our unresolved anger, grief, guilt, shame and resentfulness.

When we can find the peace within we can promote peace in the world around us.

I wish you peace.


Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013


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19 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Peace

  1. You make a valid point concerning peace. And with it, I believe, comes the need to accept who you as a person are and where you are in your life. If one is angry about one’s situation and continuously rail against others, inner peace will not be found.

    • You are right. Being able to accept ourselves means taking an honest look at who we are and if we don’t like what we see, taking the necessary steps to change. If we cannot find the peace in our own hearts, how will we recognize, or contribute to it out in the world? … Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment, Colline. Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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  6. I completely agree, well put. I’ve been meditating everyday recently for inner peace and I’ve found it really interesting when friends say they think it’s a great idea but don’t have time for “things like that” themselves. I wonder, if we don’t have time to look after ourselves, what do we have time for exactly?!

    • Good for you for taking the time to establish inner peace. I’ve found there’s plenty of time for what’s important out there after I’ve taken care of what’s important in here (says she pointing to her heart.) 😉 … Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Be well, Dorothy 🙂

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