Reflections on Peace in our World


Reflections on Peace in Our World

These are some of the things I have come to realise about how things are.

  • Would the world be a more peaceful and loving place if these things were more understood and lived?

I understand and, even though I am not fully able to apply them all the time, I am learning to live by the following more and more each day:

  • I can only change one person, and that is myself.
  • I  should not try to change others.
  • To trust that if a message is right for someone it will be heard.
  • That there are times and situations that bring up emotions and feelings in me that are normally locked away and do not surface in my normal day-to-day life and it is up to me how I react to them; I can after all, choose how I feel.
  • That my ego plays a large part in my reactions when I am not present and I am becoming more and more present every day.
  • That if I feel upset or angry about something someone else is doing, going and looking in a mirror and asking myself, “What is it about the actions of the other person that I don’t like about myself?” is a very powerful way to find out more about myself.
  • When I discover something that I don’t like about myself by looking in the mirror, asking “What is the benefit?”, seeing there is none and moving forward having left it behind.
  • There is no point in worrying, right now you are either dealing with a situation, preparing to deal with it or waiting to do so, what is the point in worrying about it?
  • That I can truly choose how I feel in any situation, if I have control of my mind.
  • That I am creating my life every day and that my dominant thought will become my reality.
  • Judgement is weakness, observation is power, judge no-one.
  • That God is bigger than any religion.
  • When I spend time each day taking back control of my mind it serves to accelerate the positive life I am creating.
  • That harbouring damaging emotions, like resentment, is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die, it only hurts me.
  • That it is not my place to react on someone else’s behalf.
  • That serenity comes when I exchange expectation for acceptance.
  • That forgiveness is a very powerful thing and total forgiveness is essential for harmonious living.
  • Remembering that fear is just False Evidence Appearing Real.
  • Acting from the highest thought, that of love, will always be the right thing to do and recognising what that thought is.
  • Understanding that I have an unlimited supply of love to share in the world, and sharing it!
  • That if I approach every situation from the perspective of unconditional love, there is no need or room for blame, judgement, negative emotion or anger.
  • That, if I find out I have upset someone, my first thought is, how do I put this right  and my first action is to do so.
  • That, when we accept the past is just that, the past, and accept that we cannot change it, we free ourselves from any hold it may have had over us. It is just there for us to learn from, not to have a hold over us. What is, is; accept it and move on.
  • When I smile at least five times a day for no reason my heart is lifted and the world is a better place.
  • Every moment of every day is a new beginning, let go of the past.

I trust the above helps you, if it raises questions then that is good, ask them. First ask them of yourself and look to your emotions and listen carefully, maybe you really know what to do next already, you just haven’t listened hard enough yet. Look into your heart and find out what the answer really is.

I would love to know your thoughts on this, I invite you to get in touch.

One last thought, remember that there is only now, the past is only there for the lessons we can learn from it. It has no hold over us. The future is yours to mould, live in the now and enjoy every moment. For now is a gift, that is why it is called the present!

Best wishes


9 thoughts on “Reflections on Peace in our World

  1. Jenni

    Hi Alastair,
    I met you earlier this week and we had a conversation regarding taking the leap into a new career, and I just wanted to let you know that your advice really resonated with me and gave me the push I needed.
    I have applied for every job I’ve seen and sent my CV off to other companies to glance over.
    I’ve been on a really positive buzz since, and think that some great changes are on the horizon, so thank you very much.

    Kind Regards,

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  4. Alastair Slade Post author

    This from a friend of mine who was having trouble getting his comment to save. Check out his PS, maybe I should add it to the list above, what say you?

    Alastair, hi,

    The ‘list’ is excellent, many wise words and the idea of printing it out and reading it daily should be compulsory for everyone, worldwide!!!

    The sentence that ‘spoke to me most’ and ‘made I smile’ was “For now is a gift, that is why it is called the present!” I love it and amazingly have never heard it before! I intend to tell it to everyone I meet over the next week or so.

    The English language is so rich and words can change your mood in an instance and that is why you should continue to create and develop this superb Website in order to inspire people and help them to live their lives to the full.

    A fantastic site, keep up the great work.



    PS One of my favourite sayings, which I truly believe in, is “If you change the way you think about things, the things you think about will change”.

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  6. Karen

    Excellent, they were all excellent but the one that spoke to me the most today was ‘That there are times and situations that bring up emotions and feelings in me that are normally locked away and do not surface in my normal day-to-day life and it is up to me how I react to them; I can after all, choose how I feel.’ ~ this one really helped me a moment ago when I received a letter from the bank saying I had gone over my credit card limit on my credit card and I needed to make a payment immediately, which was ok, I attempted to make the payment straight away so had no time to think about it but then there was a technical problem that prevented me from paying the money over the internet, it said I should try again later or pay via the telephone which then gave me chance to ‘think’ or rather ‘worry’ which then changed my whole mood and I felt a little sick and down but then I read this and thought of course, I am currently doing all I can to resolve my financial situation and if I allow myself to worry about it then it is going to hinder me not help me in and even though I already know this I still allowed the worry in and to be honest, I’m not sure how long it would have stayed there had it not been for me reading this just now so thank you, it has changed the direction of my mood and day, I have been able to reassure myself that I am doing all I can and that worrying will not help so goodbye worry and hello again to another productive day!
    The rest of the list is great also, in fact I think I will print it off as it is a great reminder to read daily and in real terms that I can truly relate too. Thank you.


    1. Alastair Slade Post author

      Hi Karen

      So pleased that you found the list helpful, and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, I know they will help others as well who bring this list into their lives!

      I love the idea that you will have the list to refer to each day should you wish to, great idea!

      Best wishes



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