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THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE TODAY

By Deepak Chopra*

In 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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