Funnily enough, this was the quote on my calendar last Tuesday.
It really spoke to me. Although I’m sure that when these words were uttered by John F. Kennedy they were to do with the state of the world at the time, I looked beneath the words and I think that I will choose to apply them to my life.World peace is important for sure but inner peace is that much more important and I think the same principles apply.
It is a daily, weekly, monthly process to develop the peace inside ourselves. We need to change the opinions we have of ourselves and of others. We need to change our opinions of the world at large, the other drivers on the road, the teachers at school, our work colleagues, our bosses…. our fellow man. When we change these opinions, then we begin to erode the old barriers that we had in place to protect ourselves.
Then, we can begin to build new structures within our heart. Structures filled with acceptance, love, tolerance, beauty, gratitude and joy. Structures that are big enough to encompass everyone.
Structures that will lead to inner peace.