July 4, 2006

Posting For Peace

In any struggle, you need determination and patience. This determination will dissipate if you lack peace. Those who lead a life of social action especially need to practice mindfulness during each moment of daily life.

Peace and compassion go hand in hand with understanding and non-discrimination. We choose one thing over another when we discriminate. With they eyes of compassion, we can look at all of living reality at once. A compassionate person sees himself or herself in every being. With the ability to view reality from many viewpoints, we can overcome all viewpoints and act compassionately in each situation. This is the highest meaning of the word reconciliation.

Reconciliation does not mean to sign an agreement with duplicity and cruelty. Reconciliation opposes all forms of ambition, without taking sides. Most if us want to take sides in each encounter or conflict. We distinguish right from wrong based on partial evidence gathered directly or by propaganda or hearsay. We need indignation in order to act, but indignation alone is not enough, even righteous, legitimate indignation. Our world does not lack people willing to throw themselves into action. What we need are people who are capable of loving, of not taking sides so that they can embrace the whole of reality.

Thich Nhat Hanh

This post is in affiliation with Posting for Peace@ Glenda In the Land of Oz

She said: I would like to invite all of you who support ending the war to join with me (and others that I hope to arm wrestle) to join in a project I call Posting for Peace.

Just put Posting for Peace in your headline banner on the 4th of July and write something about why you are against the war, or post a drawing, or a photo. Whatever peace means to you. Be creative!

Please let me know if you are interested in this and I'll add your link to my post.


I post for peace for her:

12 comments:

  1. Peace it is my friend.

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  2. Peace, the thing our country needs more and more each day for now and the future.

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  3. Now that is a powerful image. Peace.

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  4. no better reason. brautiful.

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  5. I am blown away by this. The philosophy is pure pacifist. Reconciliation is what both individuals and countries must reach in order to stop the violence of revenge. Thank you so much for joining. Hope to see much more of you in the future. Please join us at thepeacetrain.org!

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  6. I am a huge fan of Thich Nhat Hanh. When I can't sleep or feel overly restless, I listen to him hoping that the wisdom in his teachings will permeate my being. Thank you for posting this. And, happy baby!

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  7. hey bz.
    thanks for stopping by my bloggie. if you are interested in participating in Self Portrait Challenges, as you suggested, here is the link:

    http://selfportraitchallenge.net/category/challenges/self-portrait-as/

    they have different theme's each month. July's theme is..."Self Portrait As...". if you go to the site, it is better explained.

    will come check by again!

    have a wonderful holiday...

    boho

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  8. Peace, back by popular demand.

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  9. Wow. I am really impressed the ideas expressed in your blog but mostly the levelheadedness of your thoughts. Thank you for your comments on my blog. Right now I am in a self preservation state and self centered. Part of my desire to resurface is so that I can begin studying again and broadening my perspective particularly regarding the state of our country and our world.

    I will most definately be visiting you again. Your voice is clear to me at a time when my head is full of noise. YEAH!!!!

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  10. YYes, very well done. Did I mention love the picture too?

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  11. Roll on Peace Train!
    Bring your banners!
    Bring your warble on by!
    Roll on!
    Roll on Peace Train!
    Warble your bravery to the sky!
    Roll on!
    Roll on!
    Roll on!
    Roll on!
    Roll on!

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