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posticon The Incredible Value and Power of Silence

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In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after truth. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Lately I’ve become super-sensitive to all the noise in our world—the lack of silence, even the fear of silence. So many folks struggle with silence—they don’t know how to “do” it. Of course, I realize it’s a challenge when you have a family, a job and all the other daily experiences that do not encourage silence.Read more

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The White Dove of Peace on Earth

In preparing to write this post, I was searching through some quotations on war. Here are several of my favorites:

  • Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come. ~ Carl Sandburg, American poet, writer, and editor
  • You can no more win a war than you can an earthquake. ~ Jeannette Rankin, first woman ever elected  to the United States Congress, in 1916, from Montana
  • War may be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good.
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posticon July 2016 Prayers for Peace

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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 7th of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life.Read more

posticon June 2016 Prayers for Peace

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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 sixth of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life.Read more

posticon May 2016 Prayers for Peace

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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 fifth of this series.

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In 2016 I believe we will see peace on earth, or at least more meaningful movement toward it. But when we look at our world, especially as reflected in the mainstream news media, peace on earth might seem like an impossible dream.

I’ve chased impossible dreams all my life.Read more