The Jihad of Forgiveness
There is a terrible spiritual crisis in our society. Our souls are sick. Our hearts are fighting - or willingly embracing - a disease. Intellect alone cannot solve this. What good is intellect when we have forgotten what it means to be truly human? In such a state, our intellects will only doom us.
The false idols our minds make of things we see, or think we see, are betraying us. Our invented ideologies are betraying us and forcing us to turn against our brothers and sisters and wreak unspeakable violence and ruin upon the world while claiming we are making peace.
There is a belief / myth that we only use 10% of our brain's capacity. How much of our heart's and spirit's capacity are we using? Probably a lot less than we think.
External peace can never happen without internal peace. Peace is a state of balance with the whole of existence, and your own interaction and interconnectedness with it.
Since the nature of existence vacillates between two polar opposites (which every religion and mystic system has its own name for), keeping that balance require a constant effort.
This is the real meaning of the Islamic term "Jihad." No human in this life / realm can hope to attain perfection in this.
In fact, while some moments of peace are always available, you will never find real peace in this world.
But Allah is forgiving and merciful.