In an age where there is tremendous conflict, strife, fighting and division, Ilchi Lee believes that learning to appreciate our common humanity is the best way to bring about world peace and foster greater cooperation.
Every day, conflicts emerge because of racial, ethnic and religious identities. Sometimes it can seem as though these labels were designed specifically to divide us. However, Ilchi Lee believes that world peace can be accomplished only once we move past these labels and begin to identify as citizens of the world first and members of various groups second.
All we have to do is take a quick look at the history of the world to see the degree to which religious, ethnic and national identities have torn us apart. However, individuals can make a difference; the potential for world peace and harmony resides in the brain of each individual. Only when more people recognize their potential and that they share one Earth does Ilchi Lee believe that we can achieve world peace.
To accomplish this goal, the collective consciousness of humanity must expand to the point where we identify ourselves as Earth Citizens first. It will be then when we can move beyond the artificial labels that divide and, according to Ilchi Lee, achieve peace.