Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Revolutionary Idea


"Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me."

How often I think that if only he/she/they/it would stop troubling me, life would be peaceful! How often I entertain that thought without even questioning it!

But at its core, that thought is a blame-based, victim-based habit. I'm pointing mental fingers at someone or something as the cause of my dis-ease. Three fingers, when one points, are usually pointing back at oneself.

Let there be peace on earth today, and let it begin with me.

13 comments:

TechnoBabe said...

You are wise to heed this lesson. For my life to be peaceful I have to look at my own stuff and get myself in a good place. No one elses job, just mine. I so want peace on this planet. Don't you?

Zed said...

And with me. xx

Brian Miller said...

may you find your peace...

Magpie said...

Beautifully said. And peace be with you!

Andrew said...

To learn peace, teach peace.

Carrie Burtt said...

So true....and let it begin with me as well....i need to read this post everyday! :-)

Georgina Dollface said...

Amen to that. Changing the way I think is the only path to sustainable inner peace and happiness. And inner peace will eventually transform itself into outer peace too. Thanks for the reminder. - G

Jinksy said...

Pax!

Marion said...

Let it begin with me, as well.

Beautifully written, very succinct...I hope you will find peace today!

Syd said...

I can let it begin with me. Thanks Chris.

Steve E said...

I will stop being troubled, when I stop troubling myself. And only then may I allow peace to begin with me...Lovely message!
PEACE!

(You have anniversary #3 next week, just wanted to remind you!--GRIN!)

Dianne said...

I like this message the best, got me off my pity pot.
time for dinner...! See ya Thursday, want a ride?
Di

Marla said...

I'm on that journey too. Let me know if you ever arrive.

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