November 7, 2016
About the author : Earth to Ethereal: Eclectic and Eccentric, Spiritual and Sublime When it comes right down to it, I guess I just really enjoy sharing the human experience, whether through writing stories and poems which, hopefully, resonate with readers or by following the path to a simpler, more earth-friendly lifestyle. Thanks for sharing the experience with me!
I’ve come out of hiding because my characters have gone into hiding. 🙂 Not really. Well, maybe … but they’ll come back. They promised.
The real reason I stopped by was to speak about that big *thing* we have coming up tomorrow. Yes, love it or hate it, election day is on the horizon. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t worried about the outcome or about people’s behavior during–or after–the election, but I am at peace with where my vote for president will go.
Of the options available, I’ve selected the candidate whose beliefs, history, and intentions I value most. I feel this candidate offers the greatest potential, here at home and in the world at large.
I sincerely hope everyone who is voting can say the same of their choice. If not, I’d suggest they reevaluate their decision while there’s still time. Tick tick tick
Anywho, let’s ditch the politics and talk peace. Whatever the outcome of tomorrow’s election, I hope and pray we will all do our best to keep peace at the center of our hearts and minds. When it comes to peace and goodwill toward fellow humans, I think these folks might be worth a listen: (*There are quite a few quotes, but peace is kind of a big deal, so…)
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Gautama Buddha
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but the means
to arrive at that goal. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Where ignorance is our master, there is no real possibility of peace. – Dalai Lama
It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Peace is its own reward. – Mahatma Gandhi
The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
– Desmond Tutu
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi
It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear. – Mahatma Gandhi
Don’t let the behaviors of others destroy your inner peace. – Dalai Lama
Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If we are to have peace on earth…our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In this world hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible. – Gautama Buddha
In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. – Gautama Buddha
Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.
– Maya Angelou
Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Pema Chodron
Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama
Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi
Well said, don’t you think? Maybe even worth a listen? Yes, you’ve probably seen all these quotes as memes before, but have you really paid attention to them? Even if you choose one or two which strike a cord, I hope you’ll carry them forward with you. I truly believe your life will be enriched because of it. Anyway, peace out 🙂
Namaste: My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty, and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.