When dealing with peace treaties, the involvement of politicians in peacekeeping efforts first comes to mind. Initiatives taken by activists are considerably inspiring. Quite often, they raise public awareness of the use of nonviolence as a more effective way to sustainable peace.
Here are 10 messages of peace from politicians that boost positive mind
1. Woodrow Wilson
He is concerned about the importance of freedom, rather than suffering from the atrocities of oppressors. Therefore, he shares the message onto the people about feeling happy despite living in poverty, instead of trading their freedom for luxury. Freedom implies the presence of unconditional love. Yet, the attraction of material wealth often leads to lack of freedom, as you tend to busy yourself too much with workloads, depriving yourself of freedom.
2. James Monroe
James Monroe wants to pass the message that people can flourish most when they are at peace; in other words, success is attributed to a peaceful mind and heart tranquility. In contrast, oppressed individuals tend to feel frustrated, causing failure in all their initiatives. Freedom brings about great achievement, whereas oppression triggers failure and trouble.
3. Richard M. Nixon
The wise words from Richard Nixon focus on the importance of love: there is nothing more satisfying than having a loving heart. With love, an individual can do everything possible; therefore, it is vital to remain optimistic and positive in life. As the law of attraction instructs us, love attracts success, while, hatred brings about failure. This is just like what the ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat means in his message that if you are at peace with yourself, you can make peace with the others.
4. Harry S. Truman
Harry Truman's message focuses on the role of the government in solving social problems and promoting the economic development of the society and the nation. However, they are not in charge of putting an end to their mind uneasiness. In other words, the government is not responsible for finding solutions to the citizen's spiritually troubled mind. This implies that each individual needs to find peace within to achieve mind tranquility, as Prem Rawat said in his teachings.
5. Grover Cleveland
Cleveland is a proponent of individual freedom, especially concerning the roles of officeholders toward the population. In other words, he wants to highlight that under no circumstances should people be subjected to the will of officeholders or the militia. In fact, the latter should work for the people to help them develop socially and personally.
6. Dwight Eisenhower
Eisenhower's message of peace concerns the role of governments in establishing or in inhibiting peace in the society. This, of course, refers to the dictator government, which imposes harsh rules to oppress the population. Such an authoritarian government prevents people from achieving inner peace and developing their inner strengths. As a result, it is mandatory that such a government stop blocking people's path to freedom and peace.
7. John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Such a message of peace from J.F. Kennedy reinforces the ineffective approach involving resolving conflicts through war. In other words, only through nonviolence can mankind achieve peace on earth. Otherwise, continuous wars will eventually result in the annihilation of human race on earth.
8. Barack Obama
Barack Obama's message of peace reinforces the definition of peace as the absence of conflicts. In addition, peace derives from respect for the rights and dignity of our surroundings. Obviously, sustainable peace results from mutual respect and kindness.
9. William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison's message of peace seems to be difficult to grasp at first glance. In fact, each individual feels helpless if faced with the unlimited power of nature. However, once an individual has fully become personally and emotionally developed, they will certainly be able to overcome this corrupting power of nature. This can be done through prayers or through regular meditation practice, which will enable each individual to discover and activate their inner strengths.
10. James Buchanan
For James Buchanan, a great leader is the one who is in peace with himself because it means that he has achieved mind tranquility. Only when a leader has inner strengths can he elicit his greatness and ability to lead.