There is a problem for most of us in that we allow other emotional responses to build in our consciousness at the expense of Peace.
Without the rigorous training that we would have received in say a Tibetan Monastery, and we would be tempted to say that life in the remote mountain wilderness of Tibet would perhaps lend itself to a more peaceful existence, in our world where there are too many temptations to descend into being of the world instead of living in the world.
But think about it, with your country under the iron fist of the invader China whether their presence is just or not, for most it would be a far more tempting life than say living in rural England.
We allow ourselves to enter into conflict by all the temptations: our reaction to an errant motorist, the charge received from the bank when you had made every effort to stay in the black, the refuse collector who inadvertently spilt rubbish on your front lawn. There are many other scenarios of your own that you can fill your mind with, you see, instead of leaving it free for peace, you are tempted to fill it with conflict.
When we say that the only way peace will come to the world is by allowing peace to enter your own being first, you can see how important it is to remain on the alert to ensure that nothing gets in its way. Strangely though we allow ourselves to become filled with every conflict that is its opposite!
Dawn Katar brings these words from Kuthumi:
From this moment and in all moments, you can choose Peace. Where is conflict still expressing in your life? For some it is in certain relationships. Let go of needing to be right. For some it is in traffic. Let go of needing to control. For others it is in politics. Let go of fear of being controlled. Enjoying the Peace that is forever with you is about letting go.
Ascended Master Kuthumi
Peace be with you and within you always, David