[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sta,—While all must admire
the spirit in which the "Peace Army" has offered its services in trying to stop the war by going East and taking its stand between the opposing forces, yet to some there seems a stronger, more immediate and effective way by using here and now a power we all possess—the power of united, concentrated and definite thought at certain regular times. In very truth all war, as all activities, begin in the world of thought : desire and action but follow thought.
In this physical world we are divided by physical limits-
tions ; our bodies are subject to time and space conditions. In the world of thought time and space are transcended and we are not so divided.
Could not all who desire to stop this—and future wars—join together at certain times each day (say, 9.0, 12.0, 3.0, 6.0, 9.0, each person selecting the time most suitable) and for a few minutes concentrate on Peace, Unity and Under- standing ? There is no doubt a united movement of this kind would bring the peoples together, stop this wholesale slaughter, and strengthen the efforts of the League of Nations to arbitrate between the combatants. For silence is stronger than speech, thought more powerful than action, and only love, wisdom and unity can cause hate to cease.—! am, Sir, &c.,