I wrote this orginally for the compeittion : 2015 International Essay Compeititon (organised by Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO)
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Peace As I Know
I gasped some courage and sneaked out through the window, dragging the curtain little bit. Outside the tempestuous storm was sweeping away everything. People were aghast at continuous downpour coupled with thunderbolt. Stormcloud of rattled feelings loomed inside my head. The massive shake few days back left us tensed and anxious. But we didn’t let that conquer the peace deeply embedded in our hearts and minds.
We were stomped and engulfed by nature’s grievance. Amid the crisis, we as human being stride together to heal wound and get relief from grief.Nothing could halt us. We were fervent admirer of love and let our courage decide our fate. We were affirmed our courage and love all roots to peace. This embolden us to revitalise our nation and make palaces from piles of rubbles.
Had the peace ceased from existence, the conditions would have been unfathomable and we slandered by our own plight.
Peace ameliorate deep grief and anguish, rejuvenate every weary. Gallant as would be expected, peace lovers are actual philanthropist of benevolence and magnanimity beyond measure. That’s what I learned when my nation faced worst attack by nature. Peace in heart and mind is the key to eternal happiness and togetherness.
Haruki Murakami quotes,’To get something people have to pay a price. That’s a rule the world operates by.’ To have love for each other as human being, we have to sans religious-centric, ethno-centric orthodox belief. To broaden feeling of brotherhood and embrace peace, we have to suspend wars( much coveted game where every government pours large chunks of sum).
In quest of peace, pilgrims, travellers, businessman, layman all set out their own expedition and make thousands of maiden voyage. That’s admirable but path to peace are more amicable when each of us realise peace dwells in brain guided by heart. Lord Buddha taught us, ‘Peace comes from within. Don’t seek it without’.
‘Peace begins with smile’,said our Mother Teresa. A smile often cheers up heart. When heart is elated, mind becomes vigour. The mind directs us to route of unparalleled achievement previously considered unconquerable. The vehicles to success are fueled by peace residing in us. Peace gives midas touch to everything, escalating the values. Peace open our eyes clogged with peccable thoughts and let us view each individual as human being having beating heart, red blood flowing in vein and oxygen for breathing.
Peace doesn’t mean merely taking wicket of war but also scoring comfortably runs of tranquility, security and prosperity. When a decade long armed-revolution ended in Nepal, did peace really exist? Clearly ‘No’. Peace started to chime from every corner when brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, friends, relatives, neighbors embraced each other, accepted and respected general differences brought by varietal circumstances and understood ‘We are all one being: Children of God’. That’s what constructing peace means to me.
Building peace means to inculcate positive vibes, nourish our hearts and minds, pull out from vicious circle of ‘war, hate and crime’, free ourselves from acrimony that has curtailed the growth of human civilisation.
Peace for me begins when we unconceal altruism, when we cause no harm to another,when everyone shows characteristics of bona-fide citizen, when we start trusting each other instead of relying on armed forces patrolling cities with bullet-filled guns.
Outset of peace begins when we start loving each other. Mother teresa, whose altruism reestablished faith in humanity, added impetus to love by taking care of the closets one-ones at home. When every home starts loving each other strongest foundation of the peace is laid.
When expressed in color, for me peace is ‘White’, compromised of every possible things human can recognise. Peace means embroidering differences of choices, preferences, belief and faith people follow to make masterpiece of earth. Its an art of painting in white canvas showcasing wonders of colors that adorn our earth.
Peace begins when we understand each other. Love each other. Respect feelings of each other. It all starts from you, I and us.
John Lennon truly said:
‘You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one’