Archives For peace

Believe in Us

05/20/2017

“You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,

the ocean does not become dirty.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

“The world is in a critical phase because we are.

The world is in a massive shift because we are.

The world still has a chance for survival,

both in spite of us and because of us.”

~Marianne Williamson, Illuminata (pub. 1994)

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[Images are not mine; from Pinterest/Tumblr without links to original source.]

Our human family

02/25/2017

Incredible images of some of the members of our human family, beautifully compiled and composed with Maya Angelou reciting from her powerful poem. To me, this iPhone ad is a work of art. I encourage us all to view this gem. The beauty it shares in one fast minute can help warm hearts and open minds. Let us remember how vast, and yet somehow small, our world is. Let’s know that each of us are part of a diverse and dynamic human family. Namaste.

Human Family, by Maya Angelou

I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.

I’ve sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land,
I’ve seen the wonders of the world
not yet one common man.

I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
I’ve not seen any two
who really were the same.

Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.

I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

Our prime purpose

02/14/2017

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ~Dalai Lama
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“If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along.” ~Wayne W. Dyer

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[hand lettering artwork source]

What Is

07/22/2014

billowy morning curtains“It is said that if we want to be truly powerful we need but command what is happening to happen. While there is a humorous note in this advice, there is also a profound wisdom. We are most powerful when we are aligned with the flow of the universe.

dawn sunlit meadow“To deny what is would be like running out on your front lawn in the morning and commanding the sun to reverse direction and set in the east. No matter how strong your wish for this to be so, your chances of succeeding are very slim.

“Our attempts to make life other than it is are just as foolish and ineffectual. To try to change other people to suit us or fight against unchangeable situations is debilitating and useless.

“If something cannot be changed, our most powerful position is to go with it and find a blessing that we could not see when we wanted to be in charge.”

~Alan Cohen, Dare To Be Yourself
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“As we learn to meet whatever arises in our body, heart and mind with radical acceptance, we discover a precious freedom.” ~ Tara Brach tarabrach.com/article

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum

“Breath is the power behind all things… I breathe in and know that good things will happen.” ~Tao Porchon-Lynch

Homecaring

05/19/2014

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”

~Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

This spring has found me on hands and knees busily clearing clutter and polishing the precious pieces I want to keep. Having read and marvelled at the wisdom of Thomas Moore for decades, I know I am caring for my soul as I lovingly care for my home.

A section from a Louise Hay prayer that I repeat often is, ‘I love myself therefore I provide for myself a comfortable home, one that fills all my needs and is a pleasure to be in. I fill the rooms with the vibration of love so that all who enter, myself included, will feel this love and be nourished by it.’

Let’s take time to appreciate our homes and the loved ones we are blessed to share it with, even if they are company and we live alone. When we beautify our homes and surroundings, we nourish our souls. Namaste. Gina

“Rediscover the sacred soulcraft of homecaring.

Creating a comfortable, beautiful, well-run home can be among our most satisfying accomplishments as well as an illuminating spiritual experience. Like sweat equity, channeling your time and creative energy closer to home will produce a big emotional return for yourself and those you love.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

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[Images not mine; found on Pinterest]