Outer Peace

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I know you are ready for this infinite adventure…!!!

Whether you want to understand more about the concept of “outer peace”, live the concept, or support others that are doing great things in the world to help it heal and save itself, then something here should connect with you in a great way, if you allow it to of course.

Here are some thoughtful quotes to think about before I share artists/organizations/movies/people and places that will inspire your outer peace.

For the sake of clarity, let’s agree the definition of “outer peace” is having a suitable and stable world outside our selves that exists for the betterment of every individual and is neutral or positive to our lifestyles, our social, economic, spiritual, and cultural worlds that exist as an extension of ourselves.

“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be acheived unless we first establish peace within our own minds.”

GESHE KELSANG GYATSO, Transform Your Life

On the other side of that perspective, if your spidey sense started tingling at the words “impossible” and “never”, then I’m happy it did.  Of course, nothing is impossible.

“Finding True Inner Peace is as simple as drawing out the clutter in our outer reality and the clutter we allow in our inner reality. Inner peace is within us all. It is our true state of being.”

MAGGIE ANDERSON, How I Found My True Inner Peace

As your common sense might have already discovered in your own life…your outer world can DEFINITELY affect your inner world.  Whether it be your parents arguing or your environment stressing you out you can be influenced to feel a lacking of peace inside.  The flip side, if you see a waterfall slowly falling or grandparents holding hands softly…your inner world can feel a great peace.  Your inner peace level at the moment can always color your perspective of the positive or negative things you see , but generally speaking, outer peace affects inner peace as much as your inner peace can affect your view of your outer peace that may or may not be existing.

“To fight for peace is a contradiction” – RAIMON PANIKKAR, Cultural Disarmament

Mother Teresa said that she wouldn’t do “anti-war” demonstrations, but holding a “pro peace” rally, she’ll be there.  The concept holds true:  how often do we “fight” to “win” an argument?  How often do we “battle” and “compete” and “go up against” people, ideas, or things that honestly, if we were to understand the situation fully, we could easily help or be there for the other person/idea/side in a way that encourages them to be a better human being.  Then, we in turn, have helped our own suffering or stress of having to “fight” all the time because we took away the cause or root of what we were “fighting” against in the other person/side/idea.

It’s not necessarily the person or idea that we want to fight…but we truly want to resist the negative idea/feeling/trait that we are seeing in them that may either be reflecting a fear or trouble we have with that idea/feeling/trait OR may just be something that we haven’t yet learned to confront and shift in a healthy, constructive and peaceful way.

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Momma Teresa again =)

Remembering that as much as we have the option to belittle, condescend, or hurt someone when they have wronged us, insulted us, or made us feel less than we are…you, we, are the same person we were a minute ago before the hurtful thing happened.  So perhaps, the actual hurtful thing may simply be going on INSIDE the other person that was in so much pain or misguided confusion to attempt to lessen the beautiful and wonderful person you are.  Most likely it’s someone that we love right…?  Why is there that weird illusion of an epidemic that “the people we love hurt us the most”…?  What if it’s actually, “the people we love can still hurt inside and hurt us on accident while needing us to help their hurt”…?

Lastly, my favorite “outer peace” quotes that sums up entirely the effort, worth, and easy possibilities of creating, being, and acting with peaceful actions to make it more prominent in the world would be:

“Be the change you wish to see.”  – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the dark” – Ancient Chinese Proverb (Yes, those are real.)

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle,
and the life of the single candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – Buddha

*It’s ok to take in quotes from other faiths: you don’t all of a sudden become Buddhists by liking or thinking about a Buddhist quote.  #JustIncaseSomeOfYouDidntKnow #ISometimesThoughtThatBefore #Ideas #Beliefs #They’reDifferent

Lastly…

““Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – That Guy Gandhi

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi Again

““You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” – Gandhi, Yup

“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” – Gandhi Hat Trick

“Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.” – Who…?  Gandhi

***Reflection Time****  Come back after applying these thoughts to world situations and people in your life.  If you don’t have enough information to properly apply them, research a little bit.  Find the roots of things.  Ask questions.  Then go forward into the movies and artists listed below that I know are filling the world with the tools necessary to make every following action you take from now a myriad of diverse ripples that will manifest more peace, truth, love, and positivity throughout the farthest corners of the world.  Guaranteed.

Thanks for reading so far.  You’re doing great by the way.  This isn’t easy.

But it’s very much worth it.  For you.  And us as a global family.

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ORGANIZATIONS, ARTISTS, WORKSHOPS, PROGRAMS, VIDEOS, DOCUMENTARIES AND MOVIES THAT ENHANCE, UPLIFT, AND DEDICATE THEIR LIVES AND ENERGY TO OUTER PEACE IS COMING SOON!

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This group makes this quote make sense:

 

“If we are to reach real peace in this world and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children; and if they will grow up in their natural innocence, we won’t have to struggle, we won’t have to pass fruitless idle resolutions. But we shall go from love to love and peace to peace, until at last all the corners of the world are covered with that peace and love for which, consciously or unconsciously, the whole world is hungering.”

MAHATMA GANDHI, Young India, Nov. 19, 1931

 

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