“Who are free from angry thoughts, find peace in life.”

— Santosh Kumar (San), Share via Whatsapp

“How can there be peace in the world when we re not at peace with ourselves?”

— Marty Rubin, Share via Whatsapp

“I remember your shadow

— those faded lines between the cracking clouds above, Share via Whatsapp

“I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war.”

— Cicero, Share via Whatsapp

“No matter where I go in the world, although I can t speak any foreign language, I don t feel out of place. I think of earth as my home. If everyone thought this way, people might notice just how foolish international friction is and they would put an end to it.”

— Akira Kurosawa, Something Like an Autobiography, Share via Whatsapp

“Peace comes from your heart first and then it spreads to the rest of your body.”

— Major Mike Russell, Share via Whatsapp

“It seems like the rebellions never stop, in the city, in the compound, anywhere. There are just breaths between them, and foolishly, we call those breaths “peace .”

— Veronica Roth, Allegiant, Share via Whatsapp

“After all, no one is stupid enough to prefer war to peace; in peace sons bury their fathers and in war fathers bury their sons.”

— Herodotus, Share via Whatsapp

“See the system. When you find yourself stuck in an oversimplified polarized conflict, a useful first step is to try to become more aware of the system as a whole: to provide more context to your understanding of the terrain in which the stakeholders are embedded, whether they are disputants, mediators, negotiators, lawyers, or other third parties. This can help you to see the forest and the trees; it is a critical step toward regaining some sense of accuracy, agency, possibility, and control in the situation.”

— Peter T. Coleman, The Five Percent: Finding Solutions to Seemingly Impossible Conflicts, Share via Whatsapp

“These lilies are a sacrifice, a savagery, another death needed to remember that which is no more.”

— D.M. Ditson, Wide Open, Share via Whatsapp

“Happiness was not a word that seemed to apply anymore, when she had lost so many close to her. There was a contentment that felt deeper, that acknowledged and accepted the quieter offerings of small joys—of love and occasional peace in a life that was full of pain.”

— Peter Heller, Celine, Share via Whatsapp

“I salute every individual who honours the core values of peace and help in one way or another to make a difference.”

— Widad Akrawi, Share via Whatsapp

“Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.”

— Seamus Heaney, Share via Whatsapp

“To achieve peace, it is crucial to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy that prevents peace processes from advancing.”

— Widad Akrawi, Share via Whatsapp

“Peace may be hard to achieve, but is possible with small yet essential steps that are guided by courage and sufficient commitment.”

— Widad Akrawi, Share via Whatsapp

“Everyday in heat, rain or cold, I ran - alone in the woods - in the hills near our home. There I felt the gentle touch of God. I head Him whisper, You re stronger now. It s time to tell the truth of what happened. Tell your story to give hope to others.”

— Nikki Rosen, In The Eye Of Deception: A True Story, Share via Whatsapp

“You must want to be free. It must become first with you before anything else. Everything that you’ve done all your life, is only a game, a game you’re playing with your self, only it seems to be real. The only reality is the Self and you are That. Why look for anything else? Everything else will take care of itself. You’ve got to abide in the Self, just in the Self. Everything else will take care of itself in a beautiful way. You are boundless space, like the ocean, like the sky, all-pervasive. This is your real nature. But for some reason you believe you are a body, confined to a small space. This is not you. It’s illusion. You are all-pervading absolute reality. This is your true nature. This is who you really are. Just by thinking about these things all the time, something begins to happen to you, something wonderful. Do not think about the weather, or about the day’s work or your problems. For all the thinkers, who thinks? Find out who has the problems? Find out who you really are, who am I? It’s up to you to awaken from this mortal dream. You can keep on going like you are right now, with the good things and the bad things. Yet you live in a universe of dualities, which means for every good there is a bad. For every bad there is a good. It’s a false world in which you live. You need to awaken to this truth. Be aware of yourself, always. The world goes through its own karma. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. You belong to God. Everything you see is God. This is why you should be nonjudgemental. Leave everything alone. By practising these things, you become radiantly happy. Everyone wants something. If your mind stops thinking, what happens? Some of you believe you will not have anything, that you will have more problems. But it’s in reverse. You experience bliss, joy and happiness when you don’t want anything. From what we know, people want something and when they get it, they become more miserable than ever before. Nothing is wrong. Everything is right just the way it is. Do not try to understand this or figure it out. Leave it alone. It will happen by itself, by keeping yourself quiet and still. You quiet the mind because of realization. Let it be calm. In all situations be calm. Let it be still and quiet. The world doesn’t need any help from you. Aren’t you the world, aren’t you the Creator? You created the world the way it is. It came out of you, of your mind. The world that you are in, is a creation of your own mind. When the mind becomes still, the world begins to disappear. And you’re in divine harmony and joy. Therefore, happiness comes to you when you stop thinking, when you stop judging, when you stop being afraid. When you begin to contemplate what is happiness. All the answers are within you. Everything you’re looking for is within you, everything. Nobody can help but your Self. Know who you are. You are the power. All the power of the universe is within you. You have all the power you need. All is well, exceedingly well. It has always been well, it will always be well. When you leave here today act like a god or a goddess. Do not act like a human being any longer. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, saying you’re unhappy. Stand up tall. Know the truth about yourself. Become the witness of all phenomena that you see and be free. Peace.”

— Robert Adams, Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams, Share via Whatsapp