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The Importance of PEACE in School, Home and in Community

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Michael Q. Tuayon
Teacher – II
Lugakit Elementary School, Putik District

So what does peace mean to you? What is peace? When do you feel most peaceful? What do peaceful relationships give to the world? Do parents teach peace most powerfully when they are peaceful? How effectively can we teach it if we're not at peace ourselves? What would a peaceful world be like? The challenge to peace normally presents itself in the question, "Are human beings by nature violent or nonviolent?" If the answer is violent, then the concept of peace becomes nonexistent. Peace has become so illusive that people have begun to question its existence. Peace of mind has become a popular clinch? But what does that mean?

Peace is energy, a qualitative energy which emanates constantly from the one imperishable source. It is a pure force that penetrates the shell of chaos, and by its very nature automatically puts things and people into balanced order. The self is a reservoir of vital resources, one of which is peace.

To recognize the original quality of the human soul as peace is to stop searching outside for peace. Through connection with the one eternal and unlimited source of peace, our own reservoirs overflow with silent strength. In its purest form, peace is inner silence filled with the power of truth.

Schools should provide activities to show children and community how peace is very important in our community and to the entire world. One of the activities is Film Viewing. Through film viewing you can clarify and pinpoint attitudes and behavior patterns which are destructive, causing chaos and peacelessness. Another activity in relation to Peace Activity is guidance counseling to parents and children. Emphasis is placed on the value of peace precisely because of the great peacelessness that exists in our community when people face arguments each other and no one dare to admit whose fault it was. These guidance counseling is being applied every time it calls for necessity.

Peace is the foundation, the major building block upon which a healthy, functional society stands. Peace is the prominent characteristic of what we call "a civilized society," and the character of a society can be seen through the collective consciousness of its members. A civilization can be heaven or hell depending on the consciousness of its members. Consciousness creates culture - its norms, values, and systems - and consciousness can transform culture.

Ultimately, when all minds are focused and stabilized on the one imperishable source of peace and synchronized throughout the world, the reverberation of peace emitted from the silence will echo, "PEACE IS DECLARED!"





















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