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Once upon a time dinosaurs roamed the world. Things have changed since then. Humans now rule, as it were, the world. There are still problems, though. Sometimes it is not a just reign. There is bribery, corruption, war and pain, in different parts of the world. We are not yet equal, in the eyes of many.

There is much that we can do, as a whole, and also as individuals. It does not take a lot of time to smile, or help a blind man across to the tram stop. What meaning do we have on this planet if we are not useful to someone else? We ourselves will feel needed and more fulfilled as a result.

The answer to the question of ‘when will there be world peace?’ is when we learn to accept not only ourselves for who we are but others too. We are all born with an inherent sense of right and wrong. Our environment and the way we grow up often blur this in our minds. All we need to re-attain this is to look deep within ourselves, and we will see this clearly.

The old adage ‘Ours is not to reason why…’ had its uses in the past, especially in the armies of old. However, if there were to be no wars, and no armies, then it would no longer be applicable; because it is our very right to question why, all the time.

All we need to do is look deep within ourselves, and we will find it there – a deep, all-encompassing love for all other beings. This is the essence to not only life, but humanity and the Universe itself.

Sometimes we lose track of ourselves in the day-to-day grind that is life. But if we remember to take some time out and reflect, we will find the truth within us. In order to be loved we must first love, not only ourselves, but also those around us. We must accept in order to be accepted. We must tolerate in order for others to tolerate us and our needs. We must forgive to get forgiveness in return.

The result, however, need not be the reason for the love or care or forgiveness that we give. Give freely, expect nothing in return, and it will come flooding back to you manifold. The rewards are waiting – divine love from your fellow humans and creatures and a deep happiness that you need to experience to believe the depth that is possible in this life.

Do not think about or live in the past. Learn from it, but move on, otherwise it will hinder your progress in the future. Love wholeheartedly – everyone, and it will be returned to you in all its glory. I wish you much success in your endeavours.

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