Peace Begins with Me

Peace truly begins within me and you

Loving Me, Too

Dove

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.

Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

Rumi

Thank you, Rumi. It’s a relief to know I don’t have to change the world. It was a good idea when I was young and clever, and energetic. Now it’s sort of overwhelming. What a relief to know that changing myself is wise. Because I can do that, with God’s help. We can each refuse to feed hate. We can cultivate love instead of fear. I”m not saying it’s easy. But it can be done.

One hopeful thought at a time. One kind word at a time. One peace prayer at a time.

September 21st is the international day of peace: http://internationaldayofpeace.org/ So I’m thinking about peace and my part in it. I can cultivate peace in my life by having faith to let go of the little…

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