There can be no peace in the outer world unless greater numbers of people become inspired to make it a reality.
Yet without an intimate experience of the serenity of peace, or without a vision of the radiant face of peace, we lack an ideal to beckon us forward in our quest. Because form follows thought, if we cannot imagine it, we cannot make peace on earth come true.
For this reason, meditation, prayer, and visualization, while not the final step, are essential in beginning and maintaining the lifelong work of peace.
Excerpted from the article:
Balancing Peace: Weaving Peace into the Fabric of Daily Life
by Pythia Peay.