Why Does Inner Peace Matter?
Andrew Harvey is the Founder and Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an organization whose work seeks to "preserve and heal the planet and its inhabitants" by inspiring social activism. The perils of our world, he insists, are a call to action for all of its people. Below is Andrew Harvey's message for the new year, an invitation to commit yourself to finding inner peace. As we always say at All That Matters, inner peace leads to world peace, and that's all that matters. If we can be of any help to guide you along the way, please ask.
I am sending love to you all from Istanbul, at the beginning of our New Year. The next few years are going to be crucial for humanity and will decide the course of our evolution. However difficult and chaotic the path ahead becomes, commit yourself to ever deepening spiritual practice, to a radical simplification of your life and to doing whatever you can with grace and joy for all sentient beings. Rumi wrote “Even if every being grew sad, a lover’s heart will still stay a rose garden.”
To keep your rose garden fragrant is your highest responsibility, for that will be the highest possible contribution you can make, inspiring others with joy and the peace of your presence. Realize this at the deepest level you can and know that divine grace is pouring down on all of us continually to give us courage, sacred passion, wisdom, strength and humble power. We are not abandoned and we must not abandon ourselves. May Divine Love protect you and your families and guide all those in whose hands the future policies and practices of humanity lay.