The Zen of War By John Cali

Philosopher Albert Camus said “Peace is the only battle worth waging.”

War and peace are much on the world’s mind today, especially with the recent Syrian crisis. And, of course, the other conflicts raging around the planet.

Here are some of Spirit’s thoughts:

  • You will never make peace with bombs and guns.
  • If you carry any hatred, anger, resentment, or bitterness in your heart, you are making war, not peace.
  • You cannot create peace by waging war. You cannot create peace by protesting war.
  • Every act of violence, hatred, or killing comes back at you like a boomerang.

  • Every hateful thought you hold further wounds your world.

  • Every loving thought you hold helps heal your world.

  • Let all your thoughts and words be filled with peace.

  • The absence of violence and war is an achievable dream for your world.

  • Peace on earth is not only the absence of violence and war. It’s also the accepting and embracing of every person on the planet.

  • You can create peace only one person at a time. Begin with yourselves.

  • You are all connected. You are one. When you see that clearly you will have peace on earth.

  • True peace begins within your hearts.

  • Create peace in your hearts first. Then you will have peace on earth. Then you will have an end to war.


Here’s a beautifully inspiring video of peace quotes from A Course in Miracles. Thank you, Susan!


What can you do to promote world peace? What can you do to create more peace in your own life? Please share your thoughts and comments with us below.

What other subjects would you like us to talk about in these posts? Please email me.


About John Cali
John Cali is a writer, blogger, and channel for a group of spirit guides. His next book is Real Answers to Life’s Pesky Questions: Conversations With Spirit, Book 1. John lives in northwestern Wyoming. Sign up for his newsletter here.

13 Responses

  1. anny

    Hello John,

    I totally agree with you and all the comments.

    The place to start is within yourself I think. Become peaceful in yourself and stop judging and condemning yourself. Only then will we be able to stop judging others and to start to see everyone as a brother or a sister.



    • John Cali

      Hi Anny,

      Thanks very much.

      That’s an insight many miss — starting within yourself. It took me many years before I realized I cannot help others unless I first changed myself, from within.

      Love, John

  2. Ginny Rodgers

    A most timely post, John ! Warmest regards, G

  3. Wil

    Turning your attention to the things you prefer and enjoying the thought of it will bring peace in your heart. This will vibrate not only through you but also outside of you. Remember that our brains are like sending and receiving antennas of electrical vibrations.
    So, it matters what is on your mind every minute of the day. The fact that events happen you do not prefer does not matter in the sense that it is like looking in the rear mirror: every thing you see has already happened.
    Now by paying attention to thoughts you intend to radiate out you eventually see those thoughts “matter”. Be patient and keep on changing your mind to think of things you prefer will in the end be what “matters”.
    Or in other words: fighting for peace is like f.cking for virginity 😉

  4. Joseph

    When all humanity comes to the point where they can address someone as their brother or sister, then we will know that peace is at hand. Einstein said you cannot find the solution to anything from the level at which it was created, so war cannot be the energy that resolves conflict or the path way to peace. Only by going within, into your heart and finding the love and allowance for all, can you experience the joy and peace of any experience. Once found it can never be forgotten, and become the magnet for future experiences. Go to your connection with source and the higher realms, within, and discover the oneness and beauty of all creation and experiences, and yes it is there that you will find the ‘Peace that surpasses all understanding.’ Then become the reflection/mirror of that peace knowing that there is nothing to hold at arms length.

  5. Mikala

    What can you do to promote world peace? The only way we can promote world peace is to do the necessary work within, loving ourselves first, accepting our Divine place in the One, living that Divine Peace ourselves. Living in that space, we automatically send Divine Peace and Divine Light throughout the Earth. We must know and respect the truth of WHO WE TRULY ARE, live that truth, and love All That Is, share this with everyone and everything.

    What can you do to create more peace in your own life? Listen. Listen to what my spiritual brothers and sisters suggest is the next step.

    • Mike

      Words of wisdom in deed, it starts with an inner honesty. Without that we start from a point of bias and predugise

  6. Susan

    Namaste, John!

    Thank you for doing this…

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.