Category: Peace

Peace Is Not A Prize

“There is no way to peace.
Peace is the way.”

— A. J. Muste

Peace is not a prize.
Peace is not a thing.
Peace is pure love.
Peace is pure allowing.

Peace is not the absence of violence or conflict.
Peace takes no sides, has no winners or losers.

Peace is completely neutral.
Peace is unconditional love.
Peace is pure forgiveness.

Peace is not a feeling,
yet if it had feelings,
it would be pure joy.
It is an attitude; a point of view.

Peace cannot be achieved.
Peace can only be.
And ultimately, peace is a choice.

There has always been a lot of talk
about how to have peace,
but peace cannot be had.

There has always been a lot of talk
about the various ways to peace.

But there is no way to peace.
Peace is the way.

The Enlightened Life

The real value of reading many authors who may even be writing on similar subject matters is that each of them has an individually unique understanding and thereby an individually unique way of explaining what they have learned. As I was reading a different book from one of my favorite authors, Gerald G. Jampolsky, in Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer Of All, I found this golden nugget of wisdom expressed in a way that I had not before experienced. I hope you injoy his perspective. The first line was enough to inspire me!

“It can be helpful to think of the ego as having a belief system of its own. If we want, we can accept its beliefs or seek other ways of looking at the world. Of course, we have to remember that our egos are part of who we are. The greater our ability to recognize our fearful ego, the freer we are to choose a more loving and peaceful life.”

He goes on to say that the ego’s thought system foundation is fear, guilt, and blame. All of that is fear in different forms. And, if we followed the ego’s thought system as our guiding principles, we would always be in a state of conflict. I might also add another “c” word, contempt. It is easy enough to find these guiding principles at work all around us, and it is a good clue as to what portion of us is in charge.

Dr. Jampolsky also indicates that the ego, based on the information just presented, creates the belief within the ego that nobody deserves forgiveness, including ourselves. He states that our egos are very clever, and based on these beliefs, create all manner of havoc in our lives.

Yet, the good news is in the quote above. “The greater our ability to recognize our fearful ego, the freer we are to choose a more loving and peaceful life.”

We are always in charge. We can allow our ego to rule or be the manager of it instead. Either way, we are in charge and in our choosing.

I choose a more loving and peaceful life by spreading the joy that comes from awareness and the power of choice.

Rock Your Personal World

“It turns out that it is not possible
to separate anything from anything, though,
because at the core of all of those things
is you and the way you feel.
As you focus upon one unpleasant
or unwanted aspect of life,
it bleeds over into all other aspects.

Can you see, in looking back,
that there were opportunities
to look for positive aspects,
but because you were fixated
upon negative aspects,
those became your dominant experience?

Focus upon what you do want,
become a Vibrational Match
to what you do want,
train your point of attraction
to what you do want–
and watch your personal world become that.”


— Abraham, Esther Hicks

Love and Reprimand

“In order to experience peace instead of conflict,
it is necessary to shift our perception.
Instead of seeing others as attacking us,
we can see them as fearful.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

This quote from one of my all-time favorite books is so powerful that it is worth reading again and again until our perception shifts. As we think someone or perhaps several are attacking us, the trained response would be to go into defensive mode. We judge the attacker and we fantasize about their intentions and motives. We sound the alarm inside and as we think about defending ourselves, our honor, our territory, we go into war mode. What is that old adage about the battle? The best defense is a good offense. We become the attacker also. On and on it goes expanding and spreading like cancer that is taking over our body.

Yet as we are willing to not become attached to the attack and give it no energy, we can take the wonderful choice to see the attacker as not an attacker but someone who is fearful and perhaps even taken over by fear. Fear is where all battles exist. They cannot exist in love. Once we can see what is going on as a choice between love and fear, we can choose love. We can see that the one in fear is really calling for help and is, therefore, a request for love.

When we choose to see through the eyes of love, we cannot react habitually as we might have before. Now, we see the fear in the other and we choose not to be fearful and because we see with the eyes of love, we love them regardless of what they seem to be projecting. The title of Gerald’s book is a succinct and powerful phrase. Love really is letting go of fear. It is a choice. We can choose love. We all can.

I Always Have The Choice

“We all have the power to direct our minds
to replace the feelings of being upset, depressed,
and fearful with the feeling of inner peace.

I am tempted to believe that I am upset
because of what other people do
or because of circumstances and events
that seem beyond my control.

I may experience being upset
as some form of anger, jealousy, resentment, or depression.
Actually, all of these feelings represent
some form of fear that I am experiencing.


When I recognize that I always have the choice
between being fearful or experiencing Love
by extending Love to others,
I need no longer be upset for any reason.

Throughout the day,
whenever you are tempted to be fearful,
remind yourself that you can experience Love instead.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

Choosing Peace

“Repeat to yourself whenever you feel
that your peace is threatened by anything or anyone:
I choose to see the unity of peace
instead of the fragmentation of fear.

I could see peace instead of this.”


— Gerald G. Jampolsky
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

I Am At Peace

I am at peace with disappointment. I am at peace with other people’s anger. I am at peace with problems. I am at peace with what I do and how I do it. I am at peace with all I do not know. I am at peace with my skills, my uniqueness, my work, my values. I am at peace with what I do and I am at peace with who I am. I am peace. I am love. I am joy.

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