Rooted in Peace An Inspiring Story of Finding Peace Within By: Greg Reitman


Rooted in Peace is a book for those who want to cultivate peace within themselves. Join filmmaker and author Greg Reitman as he shares the transformative power in taking notice of the world we live in, stopping the cycle of violence, and proactively seeking ways to find personal and social balance. Providing advice from environmentalists, spiritual teachers, and those who deeply understand the links between head and heart, this book shares inspiration for engaging with your own sense of inner peace. Featuring interviews with luminaries and activists such as Al Gore, Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Pete Seeger, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and many others, Rooted in Peace offers wisdom for your journey toward compassion and enlightenment.

ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.

The film relies not only on memoir, but also interviews with such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Noble Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, media mogul Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, green architect William McDonough, neuroscientist Dan Siegel and many others. Reitman learns from all of them, and heeds Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s words, that if the forest is to be green, every tree must be green; if there’s going to be Peace on earth, then everybody needs to experience that quality of Peace within themselves. And so in asking viewers to do the same, Reitman poses the basic question: How do we want to live? Reitman’s journey is an example of transformation — how one person can learn to make the necessary changes to enjoy a better life — and in so doing inspire others to want to improve their own lives, and society as a whole.

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