Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Give Peace a Chance

Lately I think we all kind of worry about the state of the universe, the world, our environment, our children, our culture. We seem to think we are all responsible for the mistakes of the rich and powerful.  But in reality we aren't.  In little ways we extend our hands in peace to our families, our friends, our neighbors and the lovely cashier in the supermarket. 

If you are a halfway decent human being you can find at least 10 or 20 people a day who you touch with peace and who touch you back. Not a literal touch but a metaphorical touch.  Generally for the most part people are good.  We just get so caught up in the imperfections of our lives that we forget that peace resides inside of us and radiates outward.

The last few weeks have certainly not been peaceful, but I have been overwhelmed by the love and peace I have felt with my friends and family.  Both in real life and in my virtual life.  It seems that when the chips are down and you honestly have a problem people will gravitate you and remind you that tomorrow will be a better day.

The way to find peace is in the moment.  Yesterday is over, tomorrow not yet here.  It is in finding something you love such as embroidery.  Everyone has something that brings them peace, they just can't seem to find the time or feel selfish because there are so many things they should be doing instead.

A healthy world, a healthy planet, a healthy country, a healthy state, a healthy neighborhood all begins and ends with peace in our soul and the love of something we can share with the world.  Don't let the darkness of the big picture ruin your moment of peace.  Say a prayer. Chant a meditation, take a few stitches and peace will begin with you.

And as John Lennon would say Give Peace a Chance.


Anonymous said...


World Peace thru Inner Peace.

tangled stitch said...

You know inner peace is really the answer to so many of our problems. And sometimes it is very easy to get distracted from the things that bring us peace within ourselves. It's a learning experience and I think it really has to be done one moment at a time.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more important than how you feel. That you become distracted from the things that bring you peace speaks more to your paying attention to other "things" more than you pay attention to how you feel. Nothing matters more than that you feel good, that you are a well being. Thoughts become things....choose the good ones.

tangled stitch said...

Anonymous, thank you for your comments. They are well taken. Yes feelings come from the heart and everything else comes from the head. When I embroider I hear with my heart, when I don't I spend way too much time on the other senses. Time to make better choices and feel peace and love and understanding. Thanks.

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