THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE TODAY
By Deepak Chopra*
this article for IPS, Chopra writes that as long as the
policies of governments across the world are based on
self-interest and greed there can be no hope. The idea that military
strength can bring security in simply wrong.
True security comes from an expanded sense
of self in which
greed is replaced by sharing, arrogance by humility, aggression
by nurturing, demands by conciliation. This can happen only if
our leaders emphasize service and not profit-making,
cooperation and not competition, open hearts instead of open
markets; when violence and fear are replaced by compassion,
humility, peace, and social justice and we identify with the
human family instead of the nation or the tribe.
If we join forces then maybe it is not so naive
to hope that we
can change things, Chopra asserts.
(*) Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Center
at La Costa
Resort and Spa, board of director of the Alliance for the New
Humanity, author of How to Know God.
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