PEACE IS PARADISE ON EARTH
Peace will be, when we treat everybody and everything with peace – our partner, our children, the animals, the water, the soil, the plants, and all the things around us.
We could live in peace now – it could be easy, but we have to realize that it is up to us and what we are doing.
Peace is not made by heaven; peace is made by everyone who is living in harmony with partners, children, animals…everybody who is decidng to care for the ecology and fairness, when buying or using something.
When we decide – every one of us – to live in harmony with all nature, peace is coming true.
Dr Christine Volm has a PhD in Horticultural Sciences and works as a consultant for natural nutrition with raw food and edible wild plants. She advises interested people and provides seminars, excursions, and publications. In June 2015 her third book about raw food and edible wild plants was published: “wild und roh – die besten Smoothies mit Wildpflanzen” (wild & raw – The best smoothies with wild plants) www.Christine-Volm.de tine-taufrisch.blogspot.com
To me peace means that everyone feels safe and comfortable and IS safe and comfortable enough to express themselves how they want without being insensitively criticized; and also peace means intelligent discussion and a constant rethinking of what is acceptable or not… the ability to change in order to improve and be more inclusive.
Em lives in Vancouver Canada with her family and is currently a History Major at Simon Fraser University. Em is the founder of the fantastic This Rawsome Vegan Life and the author of several “uncook” cooks. Em is a vegan and mostly raw. “My experience as a vegan is a highly privileged one; I am white, young, female, living in an urban centre in a more developed country, able-bodied, financially secure and have access to post-secondary education and the internet. All these factors and more shape my reality and inform my experiences, opinions and actions. I aim to be aware of my privilege as much as possible, consider its potentially damaging effect on others, and try to minimize that.” www.ThisRawsomeVeganLife.com
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. | HENRY DAVID THOREAU
From the Mat
To me, peace is acceptance, contentment, and gratitude all rolled into one state of being that starts from your innermost self.
I think each individual’s inner peace is absolutely crucial to creating peace on Earth. I do not think we can heal the state of the world without each of us individually doing the work from within.
Our individual energy states permeate others’ energy states and this has an infinitely reaching snowball effect.
The way I work on my own sense of inner peace is through yoga and meditation. I used to wonder if the time I spent on the mat was selfish. But I now understand that by working on myself – quieting my mind, calming my emotions, balancing my body and energy, and ultimately getting to know myself better – I am also contributing to a more peaceful world.
This is why for me it is so much more important to go inward within my practice than perfect my asana.
How deep and positive of an influence am I going to have by sticking my ankle behind my head? For me, I feel building a stronger more peaceful connection within myself is more powerful. Inevitably your asana practice will strengthen as a byproduct of consistent, committed practice, and that’s great. It’s exciting and enlivening to be able to do more than you thought you could. But there seems to be a fine line between what something looks like on the outside and why we are even on our mats in the first place.
Trained in the modern-day yoga mecca of Santa Monica, Leah Kim has been Nike’s Global Yoga Ambassador and Master Trainer since 2009. She is the spokesperson for Nike’s yoga campaign, traveling around the world to lead trainings and events. She designs yoga programs for Nike, most popularly for the Nike Training Club app. Leah’s home is London with her husband, son, and their long-haired dachshund. www.LeahKim.com
Peace is being able to balance what we want in life and what we can have in life.
Peace on earth? Coexisting with Mother Nature without any more disruption and disturbance.
My wish for the world is for everyone and every living thing to live harmoniously together.
Ashley Chen is the co-founder of WOOGA! a boutique dogcare business based in Singapore.Some of the services WOOGA! provide include dog walking, home boarding, and hand stripping + carding. They also have an e-shop that offers products tried and tested on their own dogs. Affordable biodegradable poop bags, healthy treats, and supplement oils.
Is not everybody wishing for peace?
But a lot of people are greedy and have tons of aggression inside. It’s easier to blame others than changing yourself.
Our politicians are power-hungry, sending others to war while sitting comfortably in their luxurious homes.
If people would travel much more, meeting people and making friends all over the world, maybe they wouldn’t care so much about skin colour, religion or social status. Maybe they would find peace inside themselves and learn humbleness and tolerance, but only maybe.
Based in Munich, Germany, Stephanie Helmberger is an avid traveller and visits Asia every year. She is an Access Consciousness facilitator and a Physiognomy Practitioner. This is the fascinating system of gleaming information from a person’s physical traits and features. www.Gesichterlesen.com
Peace on earth is a world that chooses compassion over judgement, kindness over retaliation and love over hate. My wish for the world is to live among others who value peace over profit. Shannon Whitehead, Founder of www.Factory45.co
Shannon Whitehead is the founder of Factory45, an online accelerator program that supports entrepreneurs going from idea to apparel product launch. Her desire is to help change the fashion industry with thoughtful design and ethical manufacturing. Her vision is environmentally-conscious clothing companies. www.Factory45.co
Peace on earth, very much unattainable at the moment, and I doubt it will ever be. We humans are programed for conflict and competition; it’s part of our survival ancestry. Also, these are times of extremism, unbalance. I think it’s only getting worse – a lack of communication, diplomacy, rationality or social obstacles pose a problem. It breeds anger, it brings hate, leads to conflict. The class of politicians who rules us is also to blame. There’s such a lack of quality politicians, free thinkers, people who want to serve others instead of themselves, humanists I would say, they dont solve problems for the most part, they just aggravate them. A little logic might be pretty useful in most cases.
The people who seek peace must be in peace with themselves first, unless mentalities change and social-religious-economical problems are solved, peace on earth serves as a goal but presently is a mirage.
There is no path to peace.
Peace is the path.
I dont. I’m made up of hard tension and inner turmoil.
I do find moments of peace and bliss, usually around art and especially in nature, a walk in the sierra, along the sea, breathing the soothing air of a forest. A little meditation sometimes, and small pleasures, like a tea in the afternoon near the closest beach.
I wish the world to find balance, and humans to be humans instead of machines, not in the terminator sense, but closer to their feelings, flaws, and each other, more consciously aware and determined to help those in need which also helps themselves in the end.
Rui Luz is a photographer + digital artist who takes an experimental approach into the artistic fields of photography and digital art. Influenced by subjects like minimalism, the abstract, graphic design, dreamlike states, noir art, expressionism, romanticism, cinema, paintings, music, metaphors, philosophy and themes like time and space, emotions, dreams, solitude, stoicism, society, lethargy, opression, freedom, hope, emptyness, reality, distortion, fetishism and erotica. Noir-Division
Whilst we were driving back from a playdate, I asked Siena, “what does peace mean?”
She replied, “Peace is when everybody is calm.”
Siena is the four-year-old daughter of Paly Seabrook, an Ecuadorian living in Singapore, raising two Third Culture Kids.
As for me, I’d say peace equates to stillness.
This year has been so chaotic with Siena’s eczema, that these rare moments of quiet stillness in the house are wonderfully peaceful.
Born in Quito Ecuador, Paly Seabrook lives in Singapore where she went to high school. Married to a Kiwi, Paly has a multicultural family and is raising two beautiful girls, Third Culture Kids. Paly has also lived in London and Dubai and spent six months travelling with her first-born before returning to Singapore.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.| MARTIN LUTHER KING JR