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PEACE TODAY

 - It Takes Courage . . . 

 

 

Deep in the hearts of most people is a desire for peace, a desire for love. It is only the temporary overwhelming of the senses by emotions that causes painful, and seemingly intractable acts. Mankind can shed blood until there is no more blood to shed, and still the desire for peace and love will remain unsatisfied. So why not go straight for the goal. Just stop and say: Peace, Love. That is all. And these beautiful energies will enter in.

 

Consider yourself invited to this powerful and satisfying new way of life – to creating the difference we want to see and live.

 

"If you think you’re too small to make a difference,
you’ve never been to bed with a mosquito!" – Anita Roddick
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Often when faced with creating real change, many of us feel overwhelmed and erroneously think that we are too insignificant to make effective difference. However there were and are courageous women and men all over the world — ordinary people — who stepped into their power to take a stand for what they knew was right, and in so doing have blazed a trail for us. They stepped into a space of authentic power and discovered a force more powerful ~ active nonviolence. Each found their own unique way to make extraordinary changes in the character and course of their nation’s history.

 

We honour them all and take courage: the Quakers, who resisted slavery, the Danes, who stood against ethnic cleansing, the Poles, who fought for the democratic rights of a nation, the South Africans, who brought down the cruel walls of apartheid, the Chileans, who turned the tides against dictatorship, and a host of others, who, embodying the spirit of active nonviolence, became the change they wished to see.

 

 

"Like those who have courageously shown us the way,
May we all step into our power
to make the difference that truly matters in our lives and in our world,
While staying true
to the understanding that we are one connected strand of life,
precious and wonderful and beautiful
in our expression of Self."

 

From the Peace Circle 'A Force More Powerful' (March.2004)

 

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ARCHIVES

Peace Today - Eight Universal Rules

Peace Today - Where There is Love...

Peace Today - It Takes Courage

Peace Today - We Were Hiding

Peace Today - For my Guyanese Sisters and Brothers

Peace Today - Shifting into Action

Peace Today - Why Are We So Angry?

Peace Today - For Libya and All Those Facing Change

 

 

 

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