What if peace is up to you?
What if any time you are anti-something — even something that is abhorrent to you — you add to the collective battle energy of humanity?
What if every time you unfriend someone for holding beliefs you cannot tolerate — even beliefs of intolerance — that act adds to the battle energy we collectively generate?
What if every time you declare somebody an idiot for espousing their views, humanity’s battle energy level rises just a bit?
What if, like in Horton Hears a Who, even your teensy-weensy little part matters?
What if generating peace energy within yourself and your sphere were the key to shifting the collective energy of humanity from the vibration of battle to the vibration of peace?
Would you be willing to make that one sacrifice, to give up your own battle energy, in order to stop the madness?
I want to.
But. I would have give up my righteous indignation. I’d no longer partake in the sweet satisfaction of being right. I’d miss having sympathy bestowed on me for having to deal with idiocy, as well as the camaraderie that comes with being on the correct side of an issue. I might even have to give up doing the victim-flounce.
Sometimes I cling to these things so tightly. It’s puzzling to think that I value them more than I value peace.
What if it were up to YOU to bring peace on earth?
To have peace in the world we must cultivate peace within.
- A Child Asks, “Mommy, Why Can’t There Be Peace on Earth?“
- Sandy Hook: DO Something
- Boston Marathon Tragedy
Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace) from my sisters and me.