by Laurie Lamson
What Is International Peace Day?
An annual day of ceasefire and peace every 21st of September. Throughout the years, millions of people have been active on Peace Day in every country of the world, and hundreds of organizations have carried out life-saving activities in areas of conflict.
The PEACE ONE DAY documentary by activist Jeremy Gilley takes you on a moving and inspiring journey – highly recommended!
How can you bring more peace into the world?
By becoming peaceful inside of yourself. More important than ever in these politically divisive times.
You can set your intention to be a thermostat who sets and holds the temperature – CREATING your own context, perspective and experience – when others around you are acting like thermometers – REACTING to every external stimulus.
- Breathe. Taking deep breaths helps calm the brain and the sympathetic nervous system out of it’s fight or flight reaction.
- Focus on the big picture. The more you expand your awareness and focus on your overall goals, the more the little things fall into perspective and the less they bother you.
- Remind yourself, “It’s not about me.” We tend to take the reactions of others personally. Recognizing it is someone else’s button getting pushed opens the possibility for understanding and compassion rather than anger and frustration.
- Remind yourself, “This is about me.” When our own button gets pushed it’s an opportunity to get curious about why, instead of blaming the other person for pushing it. They are there to help me see I have that button, giving me a hidden blessing if I can look past them, deeper into myself for healing and solutions.
The Quest for Peace is a short story inspired by Peace Day written by Soul Connect’s Laurie Lamson, about a young man’s quest for peace in the Middle East – available as a Kindle book.
It offers an energy healer’s perspective on a suicide bomber, with the theme being, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.”