reflecting peace…

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty:
to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves,
more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others.
And the more peace there is in us,
the more peace there will also be in our troubled world.

 


Quote: Etty Hillesum
Photo: Steinar Engeland

I want peace…

With little idea as to what tomorrow might bring, tonight I am grateful for songs about peace. The words speak to relationships- one to one, within community or around the world.

As I go to sleep I pray that there may be “shelter from this crazy world were in”. I pray for all in fear and who have no place to rest their heads in safety.

With gratitude to  OAR and the youthful hope found in this young choir, PS22- 

It is night

The night stirs with news of aggression and instability in the Middle East. I pray for safety of the innocent. I pray for clarity and caution.

I share this in hopes that rest can be found.

the oath…

 

I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery, as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.

 


Quote: Diane Ackerman
Photo: Linda Hannum

 

from Gratefulness.org