“Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it
out. Peace is an inside job’’ Wayne Dyer Every human being has right for
spreading peace in our world. Imagine people sharing love despite their religious
and cultural backgrounds, understanding that differences are here to stay and working on illuminating them will only bring damage to Humanity.
In this article I will share with you three public figures who followed a peaceful path in their lives, dedicating their time for the poor, the refuges and war victims.
1- Mahatma Gandhi
An Indian lawyer, born in 1869 and died in 1948, a man who believed in the power of peace against the arms and weapons of his enemy. Gandhi led the peaceful revolutionary movement against the British colonization in India using nothing but kind words and non-violence resistance, in all his speeches he instructed not fight violence with violence, but with patience and peaceful actions. He even promised that “British violence will be defeated by Indian non-violence.”
2- Mother Teresa
An Albanian-Indian nun, born in 1910 and died in 1997. A women who dedicated her life to the poor and the disadvantaged, Mother Teresa taught the poor children in India, and cared for those who were most vulnerable in the world, she created schools, hospitals and orphanages spreading love and compassion all over the world. Her unconditioned activities made her the icon of peace and humanitarian work in the world.
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them” Mother Teresa.
3- John Lennon
Hew was an English singer, songwriter, and peace activist (1940-1980). John Lennon role in the world can’t be ignored or denied, through his songs and speeches, he invited the humanity to forget its differences and spread peace amongst. His band “The Beatles” considered peace and love as a principle and as a path to follow, leading marches and protests against wars and violence all over the world reduced hatred and grudge, therefore, his words and deeds will not be forgotten.
“Give peace a chance.” John Lennon
Spreading peace is neither difficult nor complicated; it is easy and simple, first you have to find inner peace within yourself, then all you have to do is to see the world as one unified body; treat everyone the same way you would like to be treated, whether they are your family members, your neighbors, or a complete stranger from the other side of the world. We never gave peace a chance to show us its magic, every new morning is a chance to be peaceful with yourself and with others. To those who dream of changing the world and making it a better place; peace is your corner stone, face violence with peace, fight hatred with love and you will start witnessing the changes.