Augustin's blog

Creating a culture of Peace

Since wars began in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed. (UNESCO constitutional principle)

Literally millions of people are already working for peace, peace at home and peace in the world. Still, peace is an internal reality within many people, maybe a local reality in isolated places in the world, but it's not a global reality yet, far from it.

We need millions more of peace-workers, working on inner-peace so that they create patches of peaceful localities, steadily growing and joining with neighboring areas of peace. Then one day, hopefully soon, global peace should become a reality.

Change is the constant

It is often said that people are afraid of the unknown, which amounts to say that they are afraid of change. Change means moving from a world we know to a world we are not familiar with yet. A world that is different.

Yet, change is the only constant of life. Change is life itself. We often spend a lot of time and energy trying to keep our lifestyle and our living environment always the same, but our purpose is always eventually defeated. Since things must change, let them change in a positive way.

Recently, as Alex Steffen pointed out, in New Orleans: Everything Has Changed. The people there, the inhabitants and the authorities, have mostly ignored the fact that things couldn't always remain the same. What just happened there was apparently doomed to happen. Since the authorities were not prepared to make drastic changes, nature used human's own folly against them and forced change on them.