Deepak Chopraâ€™s passionate new book, Peace Is the Way, was inspired by a saying from Mahatma Gandhi: â€śThere is no way to peace. Peace is the way.â€ť In a world whereÂ every path to peace has proved futile, the one strategy that hasnâ€™t been tried is the way of peace itself. â€śWe must not bring one war to an end, or thirty,â€ť Chopra tells us, â€śbut the idea of war itself.â€ťHow can this be done?By facing the truth that war is satisfying, and then substituting new satisfactions so that violence is no longer appealing.Â â€śWar has become a habit. We reach for it the way a chain smoker reaches for a cigarette, promising to quit but somehow never kicking the habit.â€ť But Chopra tells us that peace has its own power, and our task now is to direct that power and multiply it one person at a time. Behind the numbing headlines of violence running out of control there are unmistakable signs of a changeâ€”Chopra believes that a majority of people are ready to see an end to war.Â â€śRight now 23 million soldiers serve in armies around the world. Canâ€™t we find ten times that number who will dedicate themselves to peace? A hundred times?â€ťPeace Is the Way challenges each of us to take the next leap in personal evolution. â€śYou arenâ€™t asked to be a saint, or to give up any belief. You are only asked to stop reacting out of fear, to change your allegiance from violence to peace.â€ť In a practical seven-step program, Chopra shows the reader how to become a true peacemaker. â€śViolence may be innate in human nature, but so is its opposite: love. The next stage of humanity, the leap which we are poised to take, will be guided by the force of that love.â€ť This is more than a hope or an aspiration. It is a new way of being in the world, giving each individual the power to end war in our time.