What is peace?

  • #1
What is it - to be @ peace? I don't mean the type military type - but personal peace.

I don't think there is anyone who rejects peace - but what is it / how can you attain it?

Is it an experience that cannot be described?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Evo
Mentor
23,161
2,857
To me, to be "at peace" means to accept where you are in life, to have accepted what you are and to be ok with what you have done in the past.

I guess I am at peace.
 
  • #3
p-brane
Evo said:
To me, to be "at peace" means to accept where you are in life, to have accepted what you are and to be ok with what you have done in the past.

I guess I am at peace.
Very nice.

"For as long as you're looking for peace... you won't find it".
(p-brane)

Peace!
 
  • #4
Peace is not a well-defined word. In some contexts, it merely means the absence of war or the absence of killing. Then there is the context such as "peace and quiet" which refers to a lack of action or stimulation (possibly only referring to certain types of stimulation). This lack could be in amplitude and/or population (For example, peace=quiet or peace=lack of distinguishable sounds).

Peace could also mean the lack of negative experience. Peace could entail positive experience.

Peace could mean some combination of any of the above and more.

I usually think of peace as being a lack of intense, negative experience, in which case outer space, the moon, mars, or Jupitor is much more peaceful than any places humans have been.
 
  • #5
Evo said:
To me, to be "at peace" means to accept where you are in life, to have accepted what you are and to be ok with what you have done in the past.

I guess I am at peace.
I agree with you Evo. "No regrets about past, No worries about future"
 
  • #6
218
0
Depends on who is giving thier meaning of peace. Peace becomes much of a bigger meaning when talking about a community, state or province, government or the world.
 
  • #7
Thanos: What's your definition of personal peace?
 
  • #8
218
0
To fully accept the good and bad that comes with life. That includes what happened in life, whats happening now and what is about to happen.
 
Last edited:
  • #9
p-brane
quddusaliquddus said:
Thanos: What's your definition of personal peace?
I forgot to include my definition of peace here. Excuse me.

Ah, erm, eiuuuuu.

Relative peace (personal peace) is that ability to find peace in all situations and conditions into which one puts one's self.

Its a kind of bring your own bottle deal. Sort of BYOP. That's my biopsy of personal peace.

If there were an english word for it it would be "enpeace" as in "enjoy". Enjoy means to bring joy to a subject matter, because no inaminate and very few animate objects actually have joy inherent therein. Whitherto, furthermore, moreover, bleedin' eh. What?
 
  • #10
Like your definition....but am a little worried about certain aspects of it, like "Ah, erm, eiuuuuu." and "Whitherto, furthermore, moreover, bleedin' eh. What?" ... :D
 
  • #11
241
0
peace? for me if nothing gives me pressure, no conflict with others.
 
  • #12
p-brane
quddusaliquddus said:
Like your definition....but am a little worried about certain aspects of it, like "Ah, erm, eiuuuuu." and "Whitherto, furthermore, moreover, bleedin' eh. What?" ... :D
No worries.

Peace!
 

Related Threads on What is peace?

  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
46
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
Replies
18
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
11
Views
2K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
46
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
838
Top