Seeking Inner Peace
And World Peace
Through Forgiveness

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Contents for Seeking Inner Peace

  • Prayer for world peace
  • What does our personal journey have to do with world peace?
  • When is world peace day?
  • Finding peace from a place of inner war is unworkable
  • Creating world peace from my bedroom in a time of illness
  • Forgiveness as a path to inner peace
  • How can I stop unpleasant self talk, inner voices, self criticism
  • How to be a leader in our lives
  • Other relevant articles

Prayer for world peace

Prayer to find inner peace to assist world peace

Dear Holy Spirit,

I ask you to move with power to intercede for peace in the world.

If there is a particular area in the world I am being led to feel concern about at this time, I hold this area of the world in my mind and in my heart.

I join minds with other visitors to this website who are doing the same.

I see peace in the area.

Perhaps I see this symbolised as a Light infusing the area with peace.


I am willing to do my own work to bring world peace.

When I find myself feeling conflicted, I am willing to include you.

I allow you to see me and love me in my experience of inner conflict.

Without you there is no point seeking inner peace. It will always escape me.

There is a critical voice inside me.
I will never please this voice from a position of either inferiority or equality. 
On my own, I cannot take authority.

Even trying to negotiate with this voice is a form of war.
I give up war and choose peace.
I choose you as my authority.

I reach out for your peace and know myself as part of you. I choose you as my identity.  

Thank you for your peace.

I do this for my sake and the world’s sake. AMEN

Prayer for peace - Love pushing out all thought of war

I take a moment to see all those who seek war, held in the heart of God.

I see them filling up on Love.
I see them knowing themselves as Love.
I see them recognising all others as their brothers.
I see them seeking inner peace and expressing it in the world.
Let it be so.

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What does a personal journey of seeking inner peace have to do with world peace?

I talk in this article primarily about a personal journey of seeking inner peace. So what has this to do with world peace?
An enormous amount.

World peace will not ultimately come about through people who are anti war. World peace will come about by people who are pro-peace.

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I believe that we are one. In some sense conflict with another is always a mirror of a conflict within ourselves. Seeking inner peace therefore resolves conflict at the deepest level.

When we experience inner peace, we find it easier to be at peace with others.
If everyone is at peace, who is there left to fight?

At the end of this article there is a link to a USA initiative to teach the military to meditate.
It is a wonderful example of leading the way for world peace by doing the inner work.

To paraphrase the Buddha:

“There is no way to inner peace.
Inner peace is the way.”

When is World Peace Day?

Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, 21st September marks The International Day of Peace (Peace Day).

21st September is also a day of Global Ceasefire.

I am so impressed with this wonderful initiative which is supported by all the UN nations.

In Afghanistan one year, fighting stopped and food and vaccinations were able to reach those who needed them.

Seeking Inner Peace From A Place of Inner War is unworkable

For fourteen years I was ill and disabled with severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis CFS/ME. I lived mostly in a room.

I struggled with feelings of low self worth. What was I contributing to the world? Surely, I was even making a negative contribution, requiring the help and patience of others.

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I lived with inadequate care and was often frightened or angry – not knowing if a carer would turn up to feed me and unable to feed myself.

Surely, through my fear and anger, I was contributing to war in the world, not world peace.

Creating World Peace From A Bedroom

Yet, over the years, I became convinced that I was contributing to world peace in a way I never would have done if I had been caught up in living a physical life.

Early on in the illness, as my health deteriorated, I realised that if I wished to survive I needed to learn to rest.

Rest at my level of health meant being able to lie or sit still without TV or radio. To rest at this level I needed my mind to be at peace, and so I developed a practice of forgiveness.

Forgiveness as a Path To Inner Peace

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Each day, faced with being vulnerable in a world which did not readily provide for basic care needs, I practised forgiveness of myself and those who “cared” for me.

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How Can I Stop Unpleasant Self Talk, Inner Voices, Self Criticism

Research has shown that within our heads, many voices play. If we are lucky, we don't hear these voices, but the tapes are often triggered by the events of our lives. You probably know how it feels. Someone pushes your buttons and suddenly you are back to feeling like a child or an overbearing adult.

Does a single criticism replay in your mind whilst all the positive things about yourself fade into the background?

At this moment you are in a state of inner conflict.

The times when we are triggered show us the areas in which we have further to go in seeking inner peace.

Yes, someone said or did something that upset us, but we understand that our upset is out of proportion with their words or actions.

We understand that if we didn't have the tape playing this message in our heads, perhaps we would not be upset at all.

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How To Be A Leader In Our Lives

In this instance, instead of trying to change the other, the release leads us to take the first step of self acceptance and acceptance of the other. I call this forgiveness.

We can then take the second step of making a new recording in our mind so as to move us towards greater inner peace.

For example, if you react to a comment that implies you are stupid, you can take responsibility for practising positive self talk that reminds you of the many intelligent things you do.

You shift your focus from someone else's criticism to your own encouraging self talk.

Instead of looking to someone else to change first, you take the role of leadership.
You use your place of reactivity as a trigger to practise a new thought.
With the intention of seeking inner peace, you find the discipline to literally re-program your mind.

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  • I came across an inspiring article in the positive news paper, which spoke of the goal of The Center for Advanced Military Science: To assist the military in fulfilling its ideal mission: ensuring victory before war by preventing enemies from arising.
    The military are seeking inner peace and world peace by teaching dedicated troops to meditate. Isn't that fantastic?
    Research from 23 studies finds significant falls in crime, terrorist attacks and war-related deaths when large groups were practising Transcendental Meditation (TM).

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