Peace on earth requires peace within.

September 25, 1982

Try to diminish your attention on the differences that you observe between people. Jealousy and strife are the result of focusing on those differences. You cannot be jealous of another whom you recognize to be not only the same as you but actually to be you. You cannot be jealous of yourself, and therefore, logically, you cannot be jealous of another when you recognize that total union.

Peace on earth comes only through peace within. Peace within is only achieved when one recognizes the absolute unity of all spiritual creation. This may seem difficult in part to understand and nearly impossible to apply, but it is absolutely fundamental to achieving a strong vision of God and enabling your soul to broaden sufficiently to embrace all spiritual creation. God created you equally with all others. You emanated from God and are therefore inexorably joined to God and bound to one another.

Peace on earth requires peace within.

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