To Be First or To Do First?

Being at peace is not the default mindset of the majority of humans in the world today. Being at peace is not the highest priority mindset that adults have taught children from a young age. If that was true, then there would be much less violence in the world. There would be less poverty.

It’s clear that a peaceful mindset drives physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. In short, being at peace is good for your spiritual wellbeing. Furthermore, an individual’s spiritual wellbeing has a flow on effect. For example, you know that healthy leadership produces a cohesive team.

If being at peace became the highest priority mindset that adults taught children from a young age, then there would be much less violence in the world. There would be less poverty.
Me and Bibby (RIP) being at peace, together.
Photo by Benno Poeder

The Global Peace Index, published annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace (economicsandpeace.org) indicates that peace drives economic growth.

If a country at peace has a direct impact on their capacity to build wealth, the same could be said at an individual level. Being at peace in yourself has a direct impact on your spiritual wellbeing. Your spiritual wellbeing can have a direct impact on your ability to generate your own wealth. Which in turn creates more opportunities for education and good health.

Of course, a mind that’s not at peace is not always an obstacle when it comes to building your own wealth. However, what’s driving the building may catch up with you at some point. If it’s not peace that’s driving your actions, then what is it? Another positive value, or one that will lead to sabotage?

To be or to do? Whenever there was mayhem in the house, my grandmother would exclaim: You don’t need to make such a to-do about it!

It may be easier to be at peace first, then build, instead of just doing it and hoping for the best. You don’t need a lack of forethought to be the reason why you end up in such a to-do.

Your efforts to be first, and then do, have the power to deliver a major contribution to the evolution of consciousness within the collective soul.