At the “Peace and Well-being” confrence in Brussels, I discovered that a message of peace inspires and encourages the reduction in conflict, one day at a time. It encourages better education so our children can find other ways to resolve their differences and it supports reduced violence in the home and better workplace relationships.
Late that afternoon, we enjoyed the treat of watching the final event in the Week of Peace and Solidarity—music, dance and speeches in the main square, in front of the Stile bearing Prem Rawat’s words. Young and old turned out to watch and listen. There were people looking down from their balconies and children playing in the park. Prem Rawat’s talk started with a story and a joke—yet I felt like he was issuing me a challenge: to make peace a reality in my own life, to see the humanity in everyone—everyone—to use my brain, and to live with integrity.