That’s the message of the angels to the shepherds.
It’s the message of Christmas.
Now we’re not trying to convert anybody so please bear with us. But in this simple message lies the power to change the world for the better.
Creating peace on earth is a three-step process. And you have an important role to play. Because it all begins with you.
Recognize a power greater than yourself
We believe in God. You don’t have to. It’s your choice.
Just believe in something bigger than yourself, be it the power of nature or something else.
This step helps you approach the process with the proper humility.
Peace without begins with peace within
Christmas is the official celebration of the birth of Jesus. Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
Do you see the implication? You can’t love your neighbor if you don’t first love yourself.
The same goes for peace. We can’t hope for peace on earth until people have peace of mind.
So start with yourself.
Peace of mind comes from living your core values.
Peace of mind results from doing all you can do to be all you can be.
If we would all focus on internal peace, external peace would surely follow.
Good will to all
In fact, it follows naturally in the message from the angels. Did you notice good will followed peace?
This is the higher calling. Once you have shown good will to yourself by seeking peace of mind, you can begin serving others.
In so doing, you’ll create good will. Good will is the most precious asset you can have. It builds your social capital.
Add value for others and you’ll create value for yourself. That’s BIGG success!
We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
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