So you say you want peace? Then what are you willing to do to get it?
Everywhere I turn I hear somebody talking about peace. World peace. Inner peace. Peace prizes. Apparently it has some value if so many people want it.
But when I look around, or turn on the TV, peace is the last thing I see. People hurting people is the order of the day. Everyone's fighting to get what they want, or to keep others from having it. And whether it manifests as oppression, control, war, terrorism, violence, lawsuits, corporate excess, corruption, political disputes, or simply people not being very nice to each other in their daily affairs, peace doesn't seem very high on our list of priorities.
If peace is so valuable and we want it as much as we say we do, why don't we put it at the top of our lists?
Why isn't peace the first thing we commit ourselves to every morning, and the last reminder we give ourselves before we go to bed?
Do we really expect it to just show up on its own, materializing in our reality simply by wanting it and thinking good thoughts? I doubt it.