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Thought for Today

English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Ov...
English: John F. Kennedy, photograph in the Oval Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures. And however undramatic the pursuit of peace, that pursuit must go on. ” — John F. Kennedy [Source: Address to the United Nations General Assembly, 1963]

Thought for Today

English: Painting by children, International P...
English: Painting by children, International Peace Day 2009, Geneva. Français : Peinture par des enfants, Journée internationale de la Paix 2009, Genève. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children.  There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they grow up in peace.” —Kofi Annan, in “Foreword” to The State of the World’s Children 2000 [Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/]

 

November Follower of the Month: Reena Davis

The November follower of the Month is Reena Davis who blogs at Yoga with Maheshwari.  I know you will want to take a minute to drop by and visit her blog. 

Serenity
In seeking a place of serenity we sometimes find ourselves going through rage.  We fight against the people or circumstances that we perceive are keeping us from the place of peace.  Yogis have a saying — no matter how twisted we are on the outside, inside we
remain calm.  The ability to find our internal peace even as we go through the storms of life is a skill; one that we can develop using mindfulness, practicing metta (loving-kindness), and practicing peace when times are not so difficult.  In those times
that our internal peace seems lost, the serenity prayer can be useful:
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.
~May you find the peace you are seeking.  Namaste, Reena
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About the Author: Reena is a certified yoga teacher from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre where she was given the spiritual name Maheshwari. Drawing inspiration from yoga as well as other spiritual texts and philosophies, Reena writes a blog at www.yogawithmaheshwari.wordpress.com