peace in our hands

I find these words so inspiring from Chade-Meng Tan

“Like many others wiser than me, I believe that world peace can and must be created from the inside out.  

If we can find a way for everybody to develop peace and happiness within themselves, their inner peace and happiness will naturally manifest into compassion.

And if we create a world where most people are happy, at peace and compassionate, we can create the foundation for world peace…. 

Fortunately, a methodology for doing that already exists and has already been practiced by various peoples for thousands of years.

It is the art of contemplative practices to develop the mind. Most of us know this as meditation.”

~ Chade-Meng Tan

It begins with each and every one of us.

Now more than ever, find the connection to the peace and stillness within you.

Consciously step away from the external chaos of the world and the media.

heart meditation light

It only takes a moment to pause and take a few deep breaths.

Allow your awareness to move into the center of your being, just below your heart.

Notice the rise and fall of the breath.

Ask yourself  “What is alive in me right now?” and “Can I be with this?”

Sit with this for a while and allow what you are experiencing to be felt in your heart.

You have the answer to world peace within you.


43 comments on “* World Peace is Within You

  1. Such a timely post, Val. Thank you for this! ❤

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  2. If we can do it for one minute, we can do it for two. If we can do it for two . . . ❤

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  3. Val, would love your permission to republish this for next Tuesday.

    For I very much regret that day is when I share my birthday with a rather high profile circus event!

    Your post perfectly offers up my thoughts for that day.

    Best wishes,


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  4. Thank you for this timely and encouraging reminder, Val ❤

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  5. Beautiful insights into finding a world of peace and
    harmony within and around you.
    Very well done Val. Excellent quote from Chade-Meng Tan

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  6. Thank you for these wise and wonderful words, Val! Everyone around me is so stressed about the election and the scary prospects looming. Remembering to breathe and get grounded and centered is so important! ❤ ❤

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  7. Exactly, one has to find peace and happiness within. Most of us keep looking out, which leads to disappointment.

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  8. Aah . . . That’s better!

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  9. I haven’t watched media news in years – can’t bear it. Enough filters down so I’m not in a total bubble. I like to think of myself as a frequency holder, trying to anchor myself and the world. We have our work cut out for us! Namaste. ❤

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  10. It is exactly what each of us needs Val! Beautiful quote. I see so many people each week that cannot do this. With all the encouragement in the world, we are the only ones who can make this conscious choice. 🙏🏻

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  11. A worthy reminder for those of us who want it, Val. A nice pointer for those who need it.

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  12. A perfect post for this election season! Thanks for the reminder that peace begins with us.

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  13. wonderful pondering, Val
    to hold me until
    i sign in again,
    someday 🙂

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  14. Carol Ferenc

    What a lovely thought, Val. The world needs this now, more than ever.

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  15. I believe it too Val. Like Mother Teresa said, “If you want to save the world, go home and love your family.” It’s really the only work you can do.

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  16. Really a timely post Val. I think, that most of our world are awaiting the result of the election Tuesday. It will touch all of us anyway.
    Let us find the inner peace and then share this peace and love with each other.
    Namaste ❤

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  17. I’m reminded too, of Gandhi’s call to “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Thank you for the reminder, Val. Lovely, timely post.

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  19. Thank you, Val, for this special gift.

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  20. The wife and I noticed your blog and appreciate the message you give here. Please allow me to encourage you to keep writing and never abandon this site. I develop mobile apps for bloggers for no cost, and if you are ever curious about having a mobile app version of this blog, I would love to help. We appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.
    Thank you for your time, it is the most precious thing we all possess.


  21. A lovely message, thanks for sharing Val! Have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Have a good day, Sam 🙂

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