Nov 07

Peace.

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.

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Image via Unsplash/Trent Yarnell

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

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Image via Unsplash/Tristan Colangelo

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

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Image via Unsplash/Clemente Ruiz Abenza

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.

– Albert Einstein

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An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Image via Unsplash/Aaron Burden

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Gautama Buddha

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Image via Unsplashl/Luisa Rusche

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. – Mother Teresa

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Nobody can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Image via Unsplash/Natalia Luchanko

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but the means

to arrive at that goal. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Where ignorance is our master, there is no real possibility of peace. – Dalai Lama

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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

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Peace is its own reward. – Mahatma Gandhi

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The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Image via FreeImages.com/Koby Pointer

If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

– Desmond Tutu

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You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. – Indira Gandhi

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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.

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The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear. – Mahatma Gandhi

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Don’t let the behaviors of others destroy your inner peace. – Dalai Lama

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Image via Unsplash/Igor Tudoran

Peace begins with a smile. – Mother Teresa

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Image via Unsplash/Natalia Luchanko

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Image via Unsplash/Jan Tielens

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.

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Image via Unsplash/Natalia Luchanko

In this world hate never yet dispelled hate. Only love dispels hate. This is the law, ancient and inexhaustible. – Gautama Buddha

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Image via Unsplash/Rudi Strydom

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

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Image via Unsplash/Nikhita Singhal

Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world, but it has not solved one yet.

– Maya Angelou

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Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions. – Pema Chodron

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Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. – Confucius

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama

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Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi

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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 🙂

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Image via Unsplash/Ray Hennessy

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.

 

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