I want to say a few words about the work I do outside my book editing business and in support of it. Any success I experience in my own business would be extremely hollow if I didn’t feel I was contributing in a positive manner towards the success and prosperity of the world around me. Many people support charitable organisations. My charity of choice is called the World Peace Project. I believe the success of this project can support all the good work done around the world, whether it is in the name of charity or not.
When I watch or listen to the daily news, I can’t help but be struck by how little peace there is in the world. At the moment, the Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq feature in headlines in extremely unfortunate ways. By and large, the manner in which nations strive for peace seems to be by the imposition of military might. Of course, in the past, this has led to enormously tragic, destructive consequences. There is a phrase, ‘No-one wins a war’.
Conversely, there is a well-known phrase, ‘Peace begins in the hearts of men’. If mankind can take recourse to techniques, technologies and knowledge that effectively diffuses conflict that has already arisen, or conflict that is latent and bound to spring up, then that is an effective short, medium and long-term solution for our war-weary, strife-ridden world. Not only that, but it offers a far more comprehensive approach to peace; not merely creating a situation in which there is an absence of war, but creating a positive situation for individuals, families, friends, colleagues, communities and nations.
The World Peace Project was conceived by a respected sage from India called Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who dedicated his life towards the authentic teaching of the principles and practices of yoga. I have been utilising these principles and practices to good effect for 21 years. If, like me, you are interested in supporting the World Peace Project at a level that is comfortable for you, I invite you to click on this link to find out more (www.vedicpandits.org), join the monthly donor campaign or the 1% for peace program.
Yours for a peaceful world,