finding peace

October 4, 2010

To find and hold a sense of peacefulness, you must be at peace with yourself. That means loving yourself and truly forgiving yourself. Only then can we properly approach loving and forgiving others. This is required for peace.

Finding peace also requires humility and the control of your ego. There seems to be little room for egotism, spite or hatred when you are at peace. Thinking we are better than others is the enemy of love and peace. Acting selfishly is at odds with love. Being self-absorbed will not allow peace to exist.

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hello!

November 21, 2008

Hello! Today is World Hello Day. It began in 1973 in response to the conflict between Israel and Egypt. The concept is simple – say hello to strangers as a symbol of peace – but get ready for weird stares. People are always surprised (pleasantly I hope) when I smile at them or say hello.