I read somewhere that the mental energy of 10,000 people thinking the same thought at the same time about lighting a lightbulb can make it happen.
Imagine if 10,000 people chose to hold the same thought about making peace. Imagine if 100,000 people did it. Or a million. A billion.
Would peace be possible?
Between every action and your reaction is a moment of choice. It may be just a millisecond, a flicker of light, a fissure of possibility — to choose, to decide, to opt out of anger into peace.
There is always a choice in our responses. The choice may not be easy. It may not feel possible. It may not feel comfortable. But it is there. The choice to take the other way. The path away from discord, anger, fighting, violence, war.
It is the choice to take the path to create peace, harmony, calm.
Before you react, breathe and ask yourself, “Is what I am about to do or say going to create discord or harmony?”
Always choose the path to harmony. Always choose the path of peace.
Discord takes but a moment to create. It can take a lifetime to dismantle, to forget, to heal.
Peace is the constant creation of hope over despair, healing over hurting, love over resentment, harmony over discord.
Let your path today always be the choice to create harmony. Let peace be the choice that inspires 10,000 others to choose peace with you.