It’s important to keep the past and the future in those moments and not part of the present moment. It doesn’t mean that we don’t think about our history as our lives today include our experiences from the past. We can honor the lessons, though need to let go of the regrets, guilt or any negative experiences that sit in our present and take away our ability to celebrate who we are today. We also plan for the future, though need to reframe spending time in the present worrying about the future.
There are two opposing beliefs in this “peace” camp – the idealist and the realists. The realists have the most leverage in the discussion because they have proof all around how peace is not available. Look into the family dynamics, local community and the countries of the world. There you will see unsettling examples of a world lacking in peace. You can also look at the many ways individuals and communities are contributing to the health of well-being of the world.