“Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds. We can send so-called 'peacekeeping forces' into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be opposed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others to do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, Tibetan Monk

"Peace" is easily mistaken for something that exists outside of ourselves - something that can be disturbed by forces outside of our control - war being the extreme example.  But peace is not the absence of conflict, but a state of inner tranquillity and harmony, achieved through the practice of mindfulness and meditation, that is not dependent on external forces. Buddha said: “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without." The card of Peace therefore, invites you to open the door to your inner sanctuary. Reflect on peace, project peace, be peace for the whole world. 

Peace Mantra: Within and without, I embody peace and harmony.