My mission is to show parents how to lead with the light and love in their heart. With kindness and compassion for themselves, their kids and the relationship they have with them, they can have rich and rewarding connections.
More calm. More harmony. More peace.
This adaption of a Chinese verse reflects my vision for a better world.
When there is light in the soul,
There is kindness in the person.
When there is kindness in the person,
There is harmony in the home.
When there is harmony in the home,
There is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation,
There is peace in the world.
World peace is the result of regular folks like you and me, steadfastly committing to peaceful lives for ourselves, our families, and our communities. Real peace means the absence of inequality, injustice, violence, disregard, and disrespect. Real peace means managing conflict in respectful ways.
This means that each of us is a necessary part of the effort to bring about global peace. It means that all our seemingly small and inconsequential actions have real consequences for our homes, neighbourhoods, nation, and the world.
Every parent I speak with wants more peace. Peace of mind, inner peace, peace and harmony in the home, and world peace!
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
Parenting can be a journey of profound self-discovery and growth. It is the love you have for your children that can be the catalyst for change within your very being, and also on a much grander scale. Doing the inner work of parenting has a ripple effect on the entire family. The collective impact this has on a global scale will allow us to see a world we so desperately desire, a world where people are treated with love, kindness, and respect.
Parents who have learned the skills to relate to others without the use of misguided power know how to lovingly connect with their children. They listen with empathy, regulate their own emotions, and respond with respect. Kindness is the fundamental basis by which they relate. They cultivate loving family relationships, through which children grow into adults who stand up for injustices and help the world be a better place without force, without wars.
The way to a better world starts in families.
It starts with you and how you relate to your kids.
The source of peace is within us; so also the source of war. And the real enemy is within us, and not outside. The source of war is not the existence of nuclear weapons or other arms.
It is the minds of human beings who decide to push the button and to use those arms out of hatred, anger, or greed. It is my belief that whereas the twentieth century has been a century of war and untold suffering, the twenty-first century should be one of peace and dialogue.
As the continued advances in information technology make our world a truly global village, I believe there will come a time when war and armed conflict will be considered an outdated and obsolete method of settling differences among nations and communities.
The 14th Dalai Lama