Inner peace talk (a key to curtailing violence)

When hearts are at peace
Violence and evil cease.

Human hearts
Are made to radiate
Love and peace,
Not to shut down
And suffocate.

Hard hearts
Build walls
That block the way
When peace calls.

Making peace
In your own heart
Is a lost art.
Today many people
Are falling apart.

Modern media distracts people with noise and entertainment, but it rarely creates inner peace. However, you can learn to make inner peace and calm the storm within you.

When hearts aren’t peaceful, neither will society be. The first place to make peace is in your own heart. If you don’t train yourself to make and maintain peace in your own heart, you won’t be a very good peacemaker for anyone else.

When peace flees from my heart, I need peacemakers who will listen, comfort, and pray with me. Kind words are peace talk. Angry words make the heart hostile.

I look for peacemakers who make my heart calm and serene. I try to avoid people & things that disturb my inner peaceful scene. Every time I find a peacemaker who listens to me with kindness and encourages me with hope, I’m grateful for the peace I feel because spending time with such a peacemaker makes my heart peaceful.

Any society that feasts on endless hype, anxiety, and anger won’t be peaceful. True peacemaking is heart-connection, not just mental negotiation.

Peacemakers don’t just make peace between people. They touch the heart and make peace within people. Anxious or angry people can’t spread peace. Only calm, peaceful people can do that.

Inner peace is not outdated! (Search: Elephants INspiring The Room.)

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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