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posticon Is Beauty Really In the Eye of the Beholder?

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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. ~ Anne Frank (1929-1945), Diary of a Young Girl, 1952

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Well, perhaps beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We all probably know at least one someone who is blind to the beauty of our world. Someone who focuses on the ugliness, which is not hard to find (if that’s what they’re looking for) in people, places, politics, etc.

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But beauty also exists quite apart from how humans see the world.Read more

posticon February 2016 Prayers for Peace by John Cali & Spirit

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prayer for Peace

During 2016, we will occasionally feature the peace prayers of the 12 classical world religions, and several other prominent peace prayers. Today’s post is the second of this series.

As you know from our post last month, January 2016 Prayers for Peace, James Twyman, The Peace Troubadour, held his ISIS Prayer Vigil in war-ravaged Syria on February 1. He picked that day to coincide with the beginning of 2016’s World Faith Harmony Week.

After he got home, James emailed a summary of his trip to his mailing list.Read more

posticon January 2016 Prayers for Peace by John Cali & Spirit

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Mahatma Gandhi’s Prayer for Peace

There are 12 classical world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. Each of them has its own prayer for peace, despite the fact there have been “religious wars” for centuries.

World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed by Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010. The United Nations unanimously adopted it. They decided to observe the first week of February every year as World Faith Harmony Week.Read more

posticon What Is Real Beauty? by John Cali

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It seems to me we’re obsessed with external appearances in our world today. I often hear from folks how unhappy they are with, for example, the appearance of their physical bodies. No matter how beautiful they may be by the world’s superficial Hollywood-style standards, they can always find something wrong. So they judge themselves “ugly” or, at least, unattractive and simply not “good enough.”

My spirit guides and I have talked about this before, but true beauty—as we all know—is far more than the way our bodies look.Read more