When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace-Jimi Hendrix
The quest for peace begins in the home, in the school and in the workplace.Silvia Cartwright
In times like this with much angst and strife we must wage peace. So much conflict and so much anger is harming the human family. In these days wage peace but never forget that to get peace you have to ironically fight for it. Have peace in your hearts, minds and then our world can see it become reality.
Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me. St. Francis of Assisi
Be yourself no matter where you are and who you are with. Own your individual spirit and be willing to represent the things that give you joy, peace and love. Wear the uniform of being a nerd and fly the freak flag for the world to see. Remember the geeks shall inherit the Earth because we know how its run.
Being thankful gives peace and joy.
Please be kind to yourself and others today and every day. Exercise grace, peace, love, mercy and responsibility to others.
Resolving conflicts means taking your issues to those who are causing the problem. Sometimes it requires others to get involved to mediate and help facilitate reconciliation. So much of what we see is airing of grievances in the public spaces that it causes a bigger problem than there should be. Resolving issues requires listening, communication, patience. Sometimes it means a separation or an agreement to disagree but that should only come as a last resort. Hopefully all things are done from a place of respect and dignity. What the world needs now is people coming together when possible.
Everyone makes mistakes. No one is perfect. I am usually harder on myself than others. Giving yourself space to be imperfect and human is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. Personally I have learned this the hard way. A lifetime of being a people pleaser and making errors along the way has made me take a step back and to realize I can’t please everyone and hope that they will forgive me and more importantly I won’t lose sleep over it all. It is important to show grace to everyone.
Another thought for this Sunday is to let love be real. Love one another. Be vigorous in serving ones higher power. Celebrate hope and give hospitality to strangers. That doesn’t mean always inviting them into your house but extending care to those who are in need. There are many things we can do to do good things and to kick bad stuff to the curb. Avoid revenge. People who do you wrong will have to face the music someday. Treat your enemies as you would wish to be treated and maybe they won’t be enemies much longer.
May you all find peace this week. I am hoping for the best for all of us. Grace, peace and love you crazy people.