Everybody on the face of this earth has a reason why there is not peace. I think it takes the same amount of brain-horsepower to figure out why there can’t be peace, as to figure out a way that there can be peace.
I invite everybody on the face of this earth to change their thinking habit from going, “Not possible,” to, “Yes, how it can be.” Could you do that?
People will—I’m sure some of you are sitting here, “Well, no, no, those guys won’t do it, so why should I do it?” No! Not come up with a reason for “no.” Come up with a reason for “yes,” what is possible.
When the moon mission was afoot, there were a lot of scientists who said, “There is no way man can go on the moon.” That became a reality, not because of those people who said “it cannot be done,” but because of those people who said “it can be done.” And the same thing has to happen for peace.
Peace is required not only—and will be appreciated, not only by the patients, not only by the doctors, not only by your neighbor, not only by your family....
Because you are not alone; you are shared by many. You are shared by many. You affect your wife. You affect your children. You affect your colleagues. You affect the person who is next to you stuck in the traffic jam. You affect the police officer for whom you didn’t stop. You affect so many people during the day, (and night, for that matter). You don’t even realize!
You are constantly, constantly affecting somebody, and somebody, and somebody, and somebody, and somebody. And when you are not in peace, that’s how many times all those things that are the absence of peace are multiplied.
When you are not in peace, your wife may not be in peace; your children may not end up in peace. Her father may not end up in peace, all because of you. Your neighbor! Your dog!
But when you are in peace, ah!—and something beautiful happens. When you are in peace, you have the ability to take someone who is feeling pain and anger, and bring them a little comfort.
But instead I go, because I think that there is a possibility—that peace lies inside of you. I have heard this by—many, many, many before me have said exactly the same thing: “Peace that you’re looking for is inside of you,” and I know that that is true. Now you need to experience that too.
– Prem Rawat