Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Give Peace a Chance
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.