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How to build a culture of non-violence and peace?

Throughout history, wars have always been man's favorite means of settling disputes. Today's world is also characterized by war, violence and confusion. All this considered, we can say that it is rather difficult to envision our planet still. Is it then utopian to hope that the world will be at peace one day?

Yet, peace ambassador Prem Rawat says with conviction that peace is possible and that every individual can find peace in himself. There are ways to achieve this cause in the world. Reading this article through can help you learn, among other things, how to build a culture of non-violence and peace. You can have more information about Prem Rawat

Search for inner peace

The culture of peace and consequently of non-violence begins in the daily life of everyone. You have to learn to be at peace with yourself, your family and your neighbors in order to be able to be a peace driver. The search for inner peace can be long and difficult; it can also require some sacrifice but it is really worth it.

Something of such value cannot be easy to achieve; we will need to be equipped with great patience and a solid willpower. It also demands letting go and self-awareness. It is about determining one's self-esteem and being able to control one's emotions in order to avoid conflict.

Self-esteem is the analysis of one's qualities, aptitudes and skills, but also the perception of one's weaknesses and limits. This knowledge will shield you against judgments, the fear of failure; it will also enable you to be assertive, not easy to influence. Self-esteem is a way of cultivating non-violence and peace, because it can grow with communication.

Respect for differences, cooperation, and the knowledge of other people, other cultures and oneself, in other words, open-mindedness will make it possible. It also involves learning to interact with others and not making judgments.

The challenge of education

Education is the most effective way to the culture of non-violence and peace. It is essential for strengthening the foundations of tolerance as well as the reduction of discrimination and violence. Acting on the education of young people and children can generate well-being and help avoid violence.

must be taught from an early age to adopt non-violence and cultivate it as they grow up. We must make sure that they understand violence and the history of non-violence. Education can prevent all forms of violence and therefore promote a harmonious climate and improve academic success.

The Prem Rawat Peace Education Program is a perfect example. It is used successfully in Ivory Coast and Spain. Education for a culture of peace will have a great impact on the eradication of violence and the prevention of radicalization. It can substitute dialogue and consideration for violence, but also foster respect and creativity. It can further promote: 

  • The protection children from violence often characterized by bullying in schools ; 
  • The prevention of fanaticism among young people; 
  • The prevention of demagogic speeches and manipulations encouraging young people to violence.

The earlier children are educated to love peace, the more successful their education will be. That will allow us to dream for a next generation of peace lovers and a better world.

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