Healing the global family describes this latest article published in the Huff Post Impact section by my colleague, Ingrid Peschke and gives some insight into how we can help with world peace. Just like Emma Watson, the newest UN Goodwill Women Ambassador and “Harry Potter Girl” stated in her recent speech, “If not me, who? If not now, when?”
I was ready to do just about anything to avoid a confrontation. In fact, the very thought of meeting with this particular individual had made me feel physically unwell.
That’s when I confided in a friend whom I knew would offer her thoughtful perspective. I explained my situation and I received the compassion and understanding I was seeking.
My friend reminded me that there was goodness in this individual-even if it seemed hidden-and that I could strive to see their goodness. She also said I had the strength to meet this challenge and see it turn around. Then she asked me a question I’ve never forgotten:
“Will you do this for world peace?”
My microcosm of a problem suddenly became an opportunity to contribute an olive branch to the canopy of world peace.
What if I saw this not as my problem, but as a problem governments and countries confront on a daily basis-from impasses to communication and failed compromises, to prolonged conflict and inbred hatred.