“Keep thyself first in peace, and then thou wilt be able to bring others to peace.” — Thomas a Kempis
Please take a moment to watch this powerful video and join together in heart, mind and intention to pray for peace on this New Year’s Eve. If you cannot get the video to play please follow the link to youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHbv4M8d3As
“And how does peace come? Simple. By accepting who we are and what we have as enough for us. By recognizing and respecting who the other is and what they have as theirs. By finding within ourselves “the pearl of great price,” the richest thing there is in life, the sense of the presenceContinue reading “Thought for Today”
“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” – William Gladstone [Source: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201101/36-quotes-peace-and-freedom%5D
“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” — HafsatAbiola in Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope inContinue reading “Thought for Today”
My blog posts are usually scheduled ahead, but today I feel the need to step in and comment on world events. My heart is heavy with all the major outbreaks of violence and war in the world right now. So what can we do? How should we react? First we must remember that war doesContinue reading “Creating Peace”
“There never was a good war, or a bad peace.” — Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Josiah Quincy (1783).
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt, Voice of America broadcast (11 November 1951).
“Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable—that mankind is doomed—that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. OurContinue reading “Thought for Today”
Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. Better than a thousand hollow verses Is one verse that brings peace. Better than a hundred hollow lines Is one line of the law, bringing peace. Gautama Buddha in “The Thousands” from the Dhammapada as translated by Thomas Byrom http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Peace