Holding a Vision of Peace

Holding a Vision of Peace

dalai lama quoteMost of us, whether we see it or not, are holding on to a vision or story of our lives.

We are at a turning point in America where perhaps it is possible to hold a new vision of peace both individually and collectively.

Tonight in the televised prayer vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama talked about how we are not doing enough in America to protect our children, and how that needs to change. I thought he gave an important and powerful speech, and I hope he can lead us into a new era of greater peace in communities across our country.

In the meantime, we all have the opportunity to hold on to an expanded vision of peace for ourselves.  Yesterday, I saw this Dalai Lama quote and picture in Tad Hargrave’s newsletter and I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share it with all of you.

I know so many of my readers are peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and people the planet desperately needs, wherever you live in the world.  Thank you for all the ways you hold a vision of peace in your life.   When our collective vision of peace becomes more important than the vision for “success” perhaps we will find ourselves living in an even more enchanting world.

Today’s contemplation:

How might you expand your vision of peace?

12 thoughts on “Holding a Vision of Peace

  1. I’m happy for the first time in my life,I am communicating in a community where we have people that share the same point of view. I was once lost and blind but now I’m alive. I believe we can change the world to become a better place collectively. I believe in the spirit of Love, which is all we need. Do to others as you would have them do to you. Peace to the world.


  2. Much as it was a tragic event, it did awaken us all and now we are working one day at a time for healing, hope and yes, peace. Prayer us one family is powerful. Wishing you and your family all the joy and blessings today and everyday. Merry Christmas.


  3. I agree with the Dalai Lama… We need more peace makers. I recently posted about a fantastic free event named Focus:Peace. It’s a 2 week daily sessions with great speakers and meditation, all for about 30 minutes. Very, very few people expressed interest in taking this wonderful free program. We look often at others to change but we do nothing to help ourselves change…


    1. That’s true. I’m trying to be more peaceful myself and it’s not always easy to be as loving and kind as we would like to be, or take advantage of events that sound wonderful like the one you described. I have a feeling more people will be involved in peacemaking in a bigger way next year, at least that’s my hope.


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