Peace : Peace is always found in the present. Peace isn't lost. Certain circumstances may change our perception of it, or misplace our focus on it, but peace is present and visible to those who keep the global vision of a peaceful existence. If peace is within us, it can be seen and shared with those around us. Hearing someone say the word peace can be soothing and welcoming . In the Swahili language it is amani, and in the Arabic it is salam. If we can learn to say peace in over one hundred languages all around the world, can we all finally learn to live in peace? It was spoken and it is written, "Blessed are the peacemakers."
Education: There is a built-in hunger in each of us to explore and learn about the world we live in. Many lessons are found within the moments of each day. Part of a worthy education is to teach peace formation and that involves lessons in patience, respect, and cooperation. One cannot be too young or too old to gain wisdom from these lessons. Not only do I believe it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others every day, I believe it is necessary in order to create blessed bridges of harmony from coast to coast. Peaceful existence can be found in small places, therefore it should be possible to have peaceful existence in large civilizations around this earth.
Accord: Relationships that are absent of malice, prejudice, violence, greed and insecurities can be united in one harmonious heart and mindset, embracing positive values that we understand to be essential for all the citizens of this planet. Peacemakers are devoted to the peace work critically needed today and look with the same eye toward the bright vision of tomorrow for all future generations. Any means of war cannot be considered part of this solution in efforts to bring about stronger and better relationships between different countries. Hasn't this "oyster of an earth" finally felt enough irritation from the sands of war to begin formation of the "pearl for global peace"?
Create : Whatever you create, do it with great joy and harmony. Songs of peace are popular and most folks know why. Many have sung together "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me". How marvelous it is to hear sweet voices sing this uplifting song and find within it the golden message of where true peace starts. As individuals, we are created to make choices in what things we wish to accomplish and share with others, and when done with good intentions, change for the better can occur. Step by step we can be moved from within our heart to create bridges of harmony with all those around us. Can we create the change the world truly yearns for?
Empathy : Is a form of insight and understanding of another's feelings or problems. There are common experiences that can strengthen relationships. Difficult times can be those involving, grief, loss, sickness and during such times we have the opportunity to be there for one another. We have all been hurt at one time or another, but we don't have to stay that way and no one should ever feel alone during such a time. Our empathy can bring about a sense of peace and comfort to those in need. Peace can be as a shining candle when another is down in a dark time of their life. Reach out, get involved and be the answer to another who is burdened. "Blessed are the Peacemakers".
GHA Ambassador for Peace and Disarmament from Harmony,
Spiritual Poet and Author,
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