At times of great human tragedy, it is common for things that reflect the greatness of humanity to also emerge - be it in the form of bravery, courage, forgiveness, inspiration. "The Gift of Peace" emerged as a direct response to the US 9/11 bombings in 2001. Inspired by the understanding that the most effective antidote to acts of war is to create thoughts of peace that can ripple out into the world and create a good atmosphere, the author writes this simple, practical guide based on his many years of spiritual study and application.The six chapters are easily read and digested, with minimum text per page. The chapter topics are life, relationship, values, character, secrets, silence, and as the reader moves along, he or she is taken into deeper and more subtle ways of accessing and maintaining a personal state of peace."The Gift of Peace" starts by reminding us that 'The theatre of life has its own script' and goes on to offer ways in which we don't get caught up in the by-plots but can maintain a steady course.With the aim to re-inforce the message that in order to change the world, we ourselves must first change, the author includes a concluding chapter of exercises.
Aimed to be simple habits we can incorporate in to even the most busy of timetables, it leaves the reader with the powerful realisation - 'If I really want to create a more peaceful world I have to start with myself. And if not now, then when?