the Peace Makers For They Shall Know God.
With Every Breath
every breath I take today,
I vow to be awake;
And every step I take,
I vow to take with a grateful heart--
So I may see with eyes of love
into the hearts of all I meet,
To ease their burden when I can
Why give honor and appreciation to those who have come before?
Here are my thoughts.we live in a world that is so focused on MY accomplishments,MY small and narrow perceptions that we become unaware
and ungrateful of the multitude of spirits that have empowered us on our journey. We forget and in some cases never become
conscious that we are an interconnected whole. We lock ourselves into a narrow view of the world in which we give up a part
of ourselves that is the Source of who we are as our 'true' selves. We throw away our history, getting lost in the illusion
of believing that we really have did it all ourselves. And in the dark empty spaces of our lonliness, we wonder at what was
it that all went wrong. So what ALL this WORK is about is helping us all to CONNECT with what is real, what is enduring.
SO, here we focus on Respect, Value and Honor for Elders,
Interconnection of Land, Family, History.We focus on the POWER AND HEALING of Presence, Listening, Symbol and Ceremony, of
Nurture and Caring, centered with the VISION there is another way other than the alienation that is the result of cold and
hard logic, of isolating individualism, of materialistic accumulation of power and right. A more creative way can be found
in the safe and healing way of dialogue, of people just coming together as family to share the deep spaces of the heart. And
that dear ones is a radical act of peacemaking.
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care for the Earth
is a most radical form
of Peace Making
Quotations about Peace
Peace is every Breath
Thich Nhat Hanh
We look forward to the time when the Power
of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. ~William Ewart Gladstone
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa
cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding. Ralph Waldo Emerson
they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. Napoleon Bonaparte
we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Let there be peace on earth
it begin with me.
Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, "Let There Be Peace on Earth," 1955
take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of peace. James Conrad
The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats,
and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look
to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their
fists. William J. Clinton, 1997
The pacifist's task today is to find a method of helping and healing which
provides a revolutionary constructive substitute for war. Vera Brittain, 1964
You cannot shake hands with
a clenched fist. Attributed to both Golda Meir and Indira Gandhi
Peace hath higher tests of manhood
battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: avarice, ambition,
envy, anger, and pride. If those enemies were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. Francesco Petrarch
Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war. John Andrew Holmes, Wisdom
in Small Doses
An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. Mahatma Gandhi
is one armor that the world of men and women, as a world, has never yet put on. The churches have long bungled with its fastenings,
but the world has gone unfended, and few have been those in whose hands the mystical sword of the spirit has shone with daily
use. This armor, waiting to be worn, is the armor of brotherhood and sacrifice, the world of unselfishness, a conquering
sword, with the power, where used, to unite the world in love. And there are none who may not put it on. M.A. DeWolfe Howe
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and
let them have it. Dwight Eisenhower
Lord, bid war's trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
We have all taken risks in the making of war. Isn't it time that we should take
risks to secure peace? J. Ramsay MacDonald
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Peace is more precious than Right. Woodrow Wilson
Maybe we should
develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed,
we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes
into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight.
Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber
and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
In the name of peace
They waged the wars
Ain't they got no shame
Let us love the world to peace. Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994
A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts. Charles Wesley Burns
We shall never
be able to effect physical disarmament until we have succeeded in effecting moral disarmament. J. Ramsay MacDonald
WORLD PEACE PRAYER
Death to Life
from falsehood to Truth
from dispair to Hope
from fear to Trust
from hate to Love
from war to Peace
Let Peace fill our Heart
The Universal Peace Covenant
is the breath of our spirit.
It wells up from within the depths of our being to refresh, to heal, to inspire.
is our birthright.
Its eternal presence exists within us as a memory of where we have come from and as a vision
of where we yearn to go.
Our world is in the midst of change.
For millennia, we have
contemplated, reasoned, and practiced the idea of peace. Yet the capacity to sustain peace eludes us. To transcend the limits
of our own thinking we must acknowledge that peace is more than the cessation of conflict. For peace to move across the face
of the earth we must realize, as the great philosophers and leaders before us, that all people desire peace. We hereby acknowledge
this truth that is universal. Now humanity must desire those things that make for peace.
affirm that peace is an idea whose time has come.
We call upon humanity to stand united, responding to the need
for peace. We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for peace. We call upon each family to generate
and nurture peace within the home. We call upon each nation to encourage and support peace among its citizens. We call upon
each leader, be they in the private home, house of worship or place of labor, to be a living example of peace for only in
this way can we expect peace to move across the face of the earth.
World Peace begins within ourselves.
Arising from the spirit peace seeks expression through the mind, heart, and body of each individual. Government and laws
cannot heal the heart. We must transcend whatever separates us. Through giving love and respect, dignity and comfort, we come
to know peace. We learn to love our neighbors as we love ourselves bringing peace into the world. We hereby commit ourselves
to this noble endeavor.
Peace is first a state of mind.
affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which leads to personal happiness. Self-direction promotes inner
peace and therefore leads to outer peace. We vow to heal ourselves through forgiveness, gratitude, and prayer. We commit to
causing each and every day to be a fulfillment of our potential, both human and divine.
active, the motion of silence, of faith, of accord, of service.
It is not made in documents but in the minds and
hearts of men and women. Peace is built through communication. The open exchange of ideas is necessary for discovery, for
well-being, for growth, for progress whether within one person or among many. We vow to speak with sagacity, listen with equanimity,
both free of prejudice, thus we will come to know that peace is liberty in tranquility.
is achieved by those who fulfill their part of a greater plan.
Peace and security are attained by those societies
where the individuals work closely to serve the common good of the whole. Peaceful coexistence between nations is the reflection
of man's inner tranquility magnified. Enlightened service to our fellowman brings peace to the one serving, and to the one
receiving. We vow to live in peace by embracing truths that apply to us all.
Living peaceably begins
by thinking peacefully.
We stand on the threshold of peace-filled understanding. We come together, all of humanity,
young and old of all cultures from all nations. We vow to stand together as citizens of the Earth knowing that every question
has an answer, every issue a resolution. As we stand, united in common purpose, we hereby commit ourselves in thought and
action so we might know the power of peace in our lifetimes.
Peace be with us all ways. May Peace Prevail
Every Tree, Every Blade of Grass
Prayers For The Earth
Peace and Justice
For All The Nations