“Peace doesn't require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.” ~ByronKatie
I have many life lessons that has proven this to be true. There is no other way.
Whether it is in my job, my personal life, no matter the situation. Inner peace is my responsibility.
That doesn't mean I become a pushover if something outside of me is happening that I want to change, or decide to move in a direction for change. Or that I can't have my own opinions on a matter.
The difference is when I blame someone or something outside of me for disrupting peace within, I've lost touch with my true self and my spirit, whose essence is peace and joy. Then I develop a self righteousness, that that person has to do this or that, or this situation has to be this way or that way, for me to attain peace.
When I go within and feel peace regardless of the storms around me, then that's the filter I will see the world in. That the situation and person is no longer responsible for my peace. I am. That will bring me deeper within, I am peace.
With that, I can move forward in life, promoting change, promoting justice, promoting peace and love, from a place of peace and love.