In seeking to live a good life for ourselves, we inevitably come to the place where our own good is inextricably tied to the good of all others. No matter how well our own lives are, if there is war and strife on the planet, we are not really living a good life.
Therefore, in our quest for self realization we must work also to envision and create a place of peace for all. Life needs peace to continue, and the good of all depends upon global peace. In the same way that our individual thoughts have the power to lead us into certain conditions and draw forth material results, we have the power collectively to create peace by changing our consciousness about it. We can all put our passion into imagining peace, envisioning peace, and then work together to create it.
I wrote that about a year ago. Now, for earth day, 2020, I am thinking of world peace with renewed urgency and with climate science as well as the pandemic in mind. Strangely, the current situation with the virus has created a kind of pause that is like peace (although very painfully gained) for our planet. Let’s work to establish a new world of peace that lasts well beyond this crisis and forever.