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"Blessed are the peacemakers." (2 min 10 min)


    1. **Peace Starts Within**

    True peace isn't external, but an internal state of mind reflecting the oneness of reality.

    2. **A Perspective on Blessings**

    Blessings are the result of aligning our minds with love and forgiveness. Being "blessed" means experiencing the inner peace that comes from recognizing our inherent divinity and the divinity of others.
    When Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers," he was emphasizing that those who actively engage in forgiveness and seek to heal conflicts are blessed because they experience the profound peace that comes from letting go of grievances and judgments.

    3. **Focus on Inner Peace**

    Inner peace is the foundation for true happiness. Peacemakers recognize that peace begins within themselves.
    Being a peacemaker involves letting go of ego-based thinking, and forgiving others and ourselves.  
    External conflicts are a reflection of inner turmoil.

    4. **Beyond Conflict Resolution**

    We create conflict through our judgments and misperceptions. 
    Peacemakers dismantle these illusions and recognize the shared Christ-nature in everyone.

    5. **Judging vs. Understanding**

    True peacemakers don't take sides or judge others, but seek to understand perspectives and facilitate reconciliation from a place of love.

    6. **Topical questions for exploration**

    How can you practice forgiveness and meditation as tools to help cultivate inner peace, ultimately leading to outward peacemaking?
    How can you go beyond just resolving conflicts to address the underlying judgments that create them?
    How can you practice peace and understanding even in challenging situations? 
    Are you fed up with judging or trying to "fix" others?
    How does forgiving ourselves and others contribute to inner and outer peace?
    I am sorry.
    Please forgive me.
    Thank you.
    I love you.
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