Thursday, September 8, 2016

Daily Gratitude: Peace

Day 18/365: I am so grateful for all the organizations and individuals in the world who work for peace, hold peace in their hearts and fully intend to have peace in the world.

As I head to Santa Barbara this morning for the "Pondering Peace in a World of Turmoil" gathering created by Pacifica Graduate Institute, I am thankful for my own journey into peace.

I found this piece of art that I did at some point in the past. It reminds me that my journey is more of a spiral than a road. I keep coming back to the same themes ... and I keep forgetting them ... until I remember them again.

I'm hopeful that the spiral is a gently upward and outward moving process. Creating art helps. My gratitude journal helps.

Other thoughts on peace that I am taking with me day are:

"If we want to see changes, first of all we need to be in peace inside ourselves, and then we need to be patient with the ones that have not yet arrived in that place of peace."
-- Grandmother Margaret Behan, Cheyenne Arapaho, 13 Grandmothers

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."
— Mother Theresa (1910-1997)

"Here then, is the problem we present to you, stark and dreadful and inescapable: Shall we put an end to the human race; or shall mankind renounce war?"
— The Russell-Einstein Manifesto, 1955


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