What is Peace?

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Note: Unless otherwise stated, the following text has been curated by The Noble Peace Tribe team from “Terra Nova: Global Revolution and the Healing of Love,”
by Dieter Duhm

What is Peace?

Peace is the power of life free from fear, connected to human solidarity. Peace is more than the opposite of war; peace is a quality of life that, during the past few thousand years, could not be manifested in a lasting way because the intra-human conditions were lacking. People fought for peace while filled with the war that had been carved into their hearts through a harsh history. Sabine Licthenfels wrote,

Human beings have been praying for peace for millennia and they have fought for peace, but in their inner consciousness they have forgotten what peace is. They no longer know its inner laws. Human beings lack an encompassing inner vision of peace. A vision is an objective reality than can be seen and felt from within. It is inherent as a possibility of evolution and is waiting to be seen and accessed by human beings again.

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Where there is no more fear, there also exists no more enmity p. 156

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein

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