Sometimes we need people to point us toward peace. Because we forget. We forget how important peace is. How powerful it can be. And we forget how to be that peace. To “be the change you want to see in the world” (Gandhi).
That’s the true essence of spirituality. It’s the underlying message of Christianity, Buddhism and many other religions. But that message often gets drowned out by obsession with rules.
The word religion has become synonymous with rigid rule-based living. But what it actually means is to have a connection with God and our spiritual nature (our true self). That’s where peace is found. And that’s how we learn to be peace.
And that’s the awakening we need to create in the world.