If every one of us believes that peace is possible and acts accordingly then peace can be attained.
In a time where people are hoarding and arguing over who gets what, we’ve also seen great acts of kindness and people stepping in to calm down the tension. We all have a choice on what kind of actions we take and how we treat and act towards other.
By nature, we are a peaceful people when we are born. We do not know to hate unless we are taught to hate. We do not know prejudice until we are taught or see it aimed towards us or another. We as children typically play well together. We are taught to share, taught right from wrong and then at some point begin to choose for ourselves how we will walk forward. If we shadow negativity we can always break free; we are our own gatekeepers.
When we act out of anger we get the same in return. When we act out of love and kindness these actions will find a way back to our door. True, we may get treated poorly, and some may abuse their power over us, but only we can decide how we will act and react.
People will see our action and often act accordingly. If they see us living in a kind, considerate, loving and peaceful manner they will find comfort. They know we intend no harm. This allows them to do the same.
So in the coming days, when times are trying, please remember that peace starts with you.