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I  believe that we can all contribute to world peace. It starts with being kind to ourselves, and finding peace within ourselves. Helping others is a good place to start, but the real work is for us to do, is for ourselves.

We must find our Middle Ground and live from the center of our being, rather than reacting to, and being fed by the messages from a disturbed external world.

This poem by Chade-Meng Tan (Formerly Google’s Jolly Good Fellow and founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute) is my inspiration:

With deep inner peace

And great compassion, self compassion and fun

Aspire daily to save the world.

But do not strive to achieve it.

Just do whatever comes naturally.

Because when aspiration is strong

And compassion blossoms,

Whatever comes naturally,

Is also the right thing to do.

Thus you,

The wise compassionate being,

Save the world while having fun.


About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

21 comments on “Bring Peace to The World

  1. Our answers lie
    Inside our hearts
    Available in our stillness.❤️☸️

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  2. Beautiful words

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  3. While I agree with all that you have to say, I have to admit what really caught my eye was that Google had a position known as the Jolly Good Fellow! I may have to look more closely into this!

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  4. Always begins with us. 🧡

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  5. I believe that we can all contribute to world peace. It starts with being kind to ourselves, and finding peace within ourselves – this beginning of your post are such simple yet most powerful words to live by, I believe 💛

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  6. “whatever comes naturally”… I like that…just let it flow from inner to outer. ❤

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  8. A very inspirational poem, Val. You mention something I believe is very difficult to understand and that is “the real work is for us to do, is for ourselves.” If we can find peace, than peace it it we exude. Wishing you well and enjoy the weekend.

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  9. I so agree that it starts with finding peace within–at least that’s been the case here. Then it sort of naturally flows outwards to others.

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  10. Wonderful post, Val. The poem is very encouraging as well. ❤

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