How can we talk about peace in a world in conflict?
How can we talk about peace in a world in conflict?

Nowadays, it has become usual to hear about cases of violence and insecurity almost everywhere in the world. Some places seem to be more peaceful than the others, though. Everybody has their own problems; however, what people have in common is the thirst for peace. Quite often, the message of peace from Prem Rawat, who is also the founder of the TPRF Foundation and WOPG, focuses on the necessity for harmony in the society.

In fact, the peace messenger carries out humanitarian actions in order to preserve peace in the world. He is hopeful that it is possible to achieve peace even in conflicting regions. Thus, read our findings about how we can still talk about peace in a world in conflict.

Avoid spreading violence

In a world in conflict, it is important to avoid perpetuating violence by criticizing or talking ill about the others. For example, if we read or hear about public unrest or civil riots in a conflicting region, we should avoid blaming anyone who might have been in charge of leading the demonstrations, or those who might have caused it to happen.

Instead, talk and discuss ways to dissolve the conflicts in a positive, peaceful way. Spend more time pondering over possible solutions to prevent the extension of the conflicts.

Adopt an optimistic and generous attitude

One of the reasons why conflicts are never ending is selfish mindset, which tends to favor personal fortune accumulation. This attitude has become widespread and generated pessimism among the needy and deprived people. Because of that, it has become common to hear people complain about everything, starting from the weather, whether it is a bright sunny day, or a torrential rain, or snow.

Instead, it is crucial to spend more time talking about good things; give thanks for everything we have received even if they are not usually satisfactory for us. Besides, it is important to change the language we use and engage in more optimistic conversations to each other.

Spread the values of peace through the mass media

To promote peace in a world of conflict, it is essential to broadcast peace education programs through TV, radio and newspapers. The programs should highlight the important roles of the police and the judiciary system of the country. The objective is to restore people's trust in justice, that it can protect them from harm and save them from corrupt officials or people.

The programs may include radio plays, video segments and documentaries about peacekeeping, and they should be broadcast on a daily basis to impact more.

Address the needs and hope of each individual

Prem Rawat said that peace is innate in each individual. However, only a few people are aware of this fact. That is why the peace mediator gets involved in peace education because of the belief that everyone can make a difference. To create a peaceful world despite existing conflicts, it is essential to make people express their ideas and listen to their needs to build peace.

Every citizen needs to be aware of the necessity for mutual respect and mutual help. In each community, for example, it is a good idea to encourage people to start constructive conversations with their neighbors or acquaintances who have disagreed with them. For a successful talk, though, it is crucial to teach people to be good listeners and manage their own problems, for example, through regular meditation.

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