Peace big and small

January 1, 2010

in Mindfulness

A child asked at bedtime, “Mommy why is there war? Why can’t there be peace in the world?”

“Well, to have peace in the world, we need peace in our country.

“To have peace in our country, we must have peace in our city.

“To have peace in our city, we must have peace in our neighborhood.

“To have peace in our neighborhood we must have peace in our home.

“To have peace in our homes we must have peace in our hearts.” *

So, my friends, family, readers and fellow bloggers (many of you occupying more than 1 of these categories), rather than world peace, I wish each of you peace within yourself.

And I wish the same for me.

*vignette paraphrased from a story told by my Teacher, Ethel. It has become my annual wish.

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

jenn April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

A lovely wish! I hope 2010 brings with it a lot of peace.

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luna April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

a very lovely wish from a very lovely heart. happy new year to you and yours!

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excavator April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

And peace also be with you, and your home, your neighborhood, city, state, country, and world.

May the collective we never have to feed our children to the war meat-grinder.

Love you.

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My name is Andy. April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

Happy New year to you and your family and may you all find peace in your hearts.

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areyoukiddingme April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

And a peaceful New Year to you too.

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MrsSpock April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

On that note- Om!

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Baby Smiling In Back Seat April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

(sing along!)
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

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Quiet Dreams April 7, 2010 at 5:55 am

Here’s to your heart being at peace, as well.

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Alana April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

A wonderful wish! Happy 2010 to you and your loved one.

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Billy April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am
battynurse April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

It’s a good wish. Peace to you too.

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Sunny April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

What a great reminder that the little things we do at home are what make the world what it is. Wishing you peace and blessings in the New Year.

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PFM April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

I wish that for you as well. This is always what I hope for. It is simple and so necessary.

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Rachel April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

l like it. :) peace be with you.

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Jamie April 7, 2010 at 5:56 am

What a wonderful story.

Peace to you, Lavender.

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Kathy December 20, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Beautiful. I am here from the future (almost two years later), since you linked up via Time Warp Tuesday, to say thank you for sharing this. I have heard some version of this before, but it never hurts to be reminded. I wish the same for you today and everyday my friend. xoxo

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