I've had this hammered home to me lately, that if I want to manifest peace in the world, I have to find peace in my mind.
They say a peaceful mind makes a peaceful man. A peaceful man makes a peaceful family. A peaceful family makes a peaceful village. A peaceful village makes a peaceful country. A peaceful country makes a peaceful world.
Peace. Kindness. Sustainability. It's all the same to me.
But the point is this, I can get all caught up in writing this blog and my environmental work and, in a way, get seduced by it all.
Seduced, that is, away from the simple fact that I need to do what I need to do to keep a peaceful mind (it's meditation for me, but it could be prayer or sitting on the beach or watching the sunset or may other things for someone else).
I think I need to answer another email or make another phone call and that I don't have time to meditate. But I forget that the tenor of the phone calls and the emails all depend on what helps me keep a peaceful mind.
Then, it turns out, I can do harm.
So I need to remember, day by day, to work on my peaceful mind. If I want peace in the world, I must start by bringing peace to my mind.