How? Where? When? In life we have so many questions. We want change but how can we start on our self? According to Javier Perez de Cuellar, the UN secretary general of the UN, said on September 1986, peace is a simple reflection or wisdom that is within every one of us. We are looking peace. How can we find the inner peace in our heart?
My real definition of peace is people to know how to handle difficult situations of their life. Peace must begin with every one of us. We must start in ourselves thru cleaning our surroundings, sharing good thoughts and do the best that we can by understanding how to have a good relationship. Some people always give up and blame each other if something happened. They start fights. Even in the family, there are kids that are always fighting because they crave attentions or they are asking for something they could not get.
Peace can take place within the individual. Some believe this inner peace can be strengthened through our relationship with the Divine. Inner peace involves peace of mind and absence of fear. Outer peace is peace in society. Our impression is that, in India there is, in general, a greater stress on inner peace than in the West, where there is more emphasis on outer peace. East and West must come together, as the world needs both. This is known as holistic inner-outer peace. It has both spiritual and material dimensions.
The sacred texts of the world's great religions can help us better understand holistic inner-outer peace. Beginning with 8 year olds and older, in these same materials, inner and outer peace and the development of inner peace through helping others, meditation as related to reflective thinking, and applying the principle of the Golden Rule and other approaches are included.
Peace education would not exist unless people throughout the world believed that world peace is attainable through a multifaceted effort but starting with the education of children and youth. One such was Maria Montessori....