With all the bad news about the wars happening in the world, with their insane suicide bombers and brutal horrific pictures on the news every day – this can make us travellers a bit hesitant about jumping on a plane to a foreign country.

The way I look at it is …that this is not going to go away. These wars are not going to be finished for a very long time as they are recruiting pyschopaths from all over the world. It seems that some people who have never known war or suffered the horror and slaughter of war want to experience this! Maybe because their lives are just simply too boring!! However it is insanity to wish to murder your fellow human being for any cause. If only they could see that we are all one…

However back to travelling – If you sit around and wait – well the time might simply go and in ten years time you will look back and say – I should have gone then…

World conflict is not going to go away unless we all adopt the following practice promoted by Martin Luther King Jr.

“…that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”

Martin Luther King Jr. said that, and he was right. And his wisdom holds true not only for peace in our world, but for peace within ourselves.

All of our spiritual traditions teach the same thing. To achieve peace, be peace. Yet how does one be what one is wishing to experience? By a sheer act of Will. If only the people at war could see that….

The Italians are peace makers –  they have never liked fighting in wars. They prefer to make love than war and that is the way it should be.

May you find peace in the countries that you travel.

Onward ho we go.