Ray’s Daily Affirmation:
“My world is what I make of it and I CHOOSE to make it a peaceful place to be. Your world is what you make of it and you choose to make it a happy place to be.”
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Peace is an age-old dream of humanity. Yet our greed, our anger, and our need for control of our fellow human beings has led us often to kill, to steal, and to destroy. We need to get a clear understanding the violence and war are not givens for humanity. Peace is possible. PEACE IS A CHOICE.
Let’s be clear about that. When we don’t have peace (within ourselves or in the world) it is because we have failed to choose it. We have failed to think the thoughts and take the actions that would bring it about. We are snared by “Us” and “Them”…..”Me” and “Mine”.
Here a beautiful musical expression of these sentiments and this wisdom by the great Curtis Mayfield.
The great teachers have all implored us to achieve. Why not today?
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth… Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy… Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 5:5-9)
“Few know that our purpose in this world is to live in harmony. Those who become aware of this cease their quarrels immediately.” ~ Buddha (Dhammapada)
“The taking of one innocent life is like taking all of Mankind… and the saving of one life is like saving all of Mankind.” ~ Qur’an, 5:33.
“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” ~ Martin Luther King
“What is hurtful to yourself do not to your fellow man. That is the whole of the Torah and the remainder is but commentary.” ~ Talmud, Shabbat 31a
“Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“This year I am absolutely committed to being the person I came here to be!”