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 WeAre1
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~ Calling for Peace ~ Page 3 of 6    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
^^thank you, k, for your poem!

"....If we want peace, and Love and joy,
To have it we must give it.
If we want Love with in our lives
Then surely we must Live it."

I so agree, my friend....
feeling your words of wisdom
give direction and speak truthfully
if we want to live lovingly and peacefully ....

your thoughts also lead me to these....


'...if we want peace, and love and joy'
then we must be peace, and love and joy.
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/17/2009 4:09:02 AM
Tao Te Ching.....#68....Compassion

"Compassion is the finest weapon and best defence.
If you would establish harmony,
Compassion must surround you like a fortress.

Therefore,A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.

This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This to how to build the same harmony that is in nature. "

 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/18/2009 10:33:09 PM
"Out of the Darkness" by Graham Nash, David Crosby and Craig Doerge

'Here in the dark the dusty light is fading
The lonely night of waiting
Is passing the point and missing the mark
Be the light or love will fade away
Be the light or love will fade away
Here in the shade the leaves of change are falling down
Slowly trying to reach the ground
To touch the earth and turn around
Be the light or love will fade away
Be the light or love will fade away
Out of the darkness
Suddenly my body can take a breath
I'm coming out of the darkness
Finally my soul can take a rest
Here in th elight a lazy mist is lifting
And the sands of time are slowly shifting
Into the glass with the hours that pass
Be the light or love will fade away
Be the light or love will fade away
Out of the darkness
Suddenly my body can take a breath
I'm coming out of the darkness
Finally my soul can take a rest'
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/19/2009 9:36:57 AM
ahhhh....to each of you....a sincere thank you
for gracing this thread with your presence
and presents of your words and views
inspiring me to think and clarify
where in me and my life I am peaceful
and where it is lacking so obviously.....

phat tray.....i think this is your second posting of that poem here and it is powerful indeed....
you remind me to appreciate more fully our freedom of expression and the purpose and beauty of diversity.....
bicpen....words feel inadequate, but my heart goes to you and your son in admiration for his courage and strength to choose a path few could do.....and I am deeply grateful for your sharing your process and internal maternal view....
lucidbreath....oh yes, less is more.....the power of two lines.....and depth when speaking from one's soul.....again, so grateful to have you share here...
kayakker....your poem illuminates and illustrates so well how I feel also.....thank you for the reminders of how we can live a journey of peace.....to live peacefully...to be peace fully.

argh....page turned....so all above comments are for the wonderful posts on the previous page! :)
 grizzerman
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Posted: 4/19/2009 4:34:32 PM
well i looked through and didn't see this posted....................it always made me feel peace this song............................so i'm posting it...........grrrrrrrrrr
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cat Stevens...................................Peace Train
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cause it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cause out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller

Everyone jump upon the peace train
Come on peace train
Yes, it's the peace train
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/20/2009 7:30:26 PM
Thank you Grizz.....I have been waiting for someone to post Peace Train....
thought of Cat Stevens when I started this thread....
but now the words feel even more meaningful....

Bicpen.....I agree....I work in a caring nursing home and it is true.....
one must be peaceful, especially when caring for alzheimers residents...
peace is the energy necessary and always welcome for everybody there....

I also agree with your thoughts - the illusion that war could bring peace.....
in my life I see it as energy is contagious.....whatever I put out tends to come back
and moreso.....the mirror I refer to so often....and I have never found a time
if I've been combative that it has created peaceful energy, but always created more
combat, more destruction....and much harder to then try and find resolution in a peaceful way.

Wish to post this here.....written by the Moody Blues.....


"Lost In A Lost World"


I woke UP today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world
Some of them are living an illusion
Bounded by the darkness of their minds
In their eyes it's nation, against nation, against nation
With racial pride
[Unclear...] Thinking only of themselves
They shun the light
(shun the light)
They think they're right
(think they're right)
Living in their empty shells

Oh, can you see their WORLD IS CRASHING (so many people, so many people)
Crashing down around their feet
Angry people in the street
Telling them they've had their fill
Of politics, people who kill

Grow... the seed of evolution
(so many people, so many people)
Revolution NEVER WON
It's just another form of gun
To do again what they have done
WITH ALL our brothers YOUNGEST SONS (so many people, so many people)

Everywhere you go you see them searching
Everywhere you turn you feel the pain
Everyone is looking for the answers
Well look again, come on my friend
Love will find us in the end
Come on my friend
(on my friend)
We've got to bend
(got to bend)
On our knees and say a prayer

Oh, can you see the world is pining
(so many people, so many people)
Pining for someone who really cares enough to share his love
With all of us so we can be
An ever loving family
Have we forgotten WE'RE ALL CHILDREN
(so many people, so many people)
Children from a family tree
That's longer than a centipede
Started long ago when you and I
WERE only love....
(so many people, so many people)

I woke today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world
So many people, so many people
People lost in a lost world
So many people, so many people
People lost in a lost world
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/21/2009 4:56:58 AM
....or suffer extinction....


Religious conviction cause the wars that kill our mate
blaming it all on the sinners' fate
forgetting the whole point of being in a divine state
is to welcome everyone through our heaven-on-earth gate

But so many religions have created false sin
and illusion based on fear and division
some imagining their followers are the only ones chosen
and to the grave we send the other men, women and children
as well as destroy the air and land and ocean

We must break down our walls of separation
and learn to disagree peacefully to avoid confrontation
for our mind and body is suffering from contamination
poisoning our heart with negative thought ammunition

Wonder if we could create a much needed vaccination
to help us overcome the virus of violent altercation
when we don't get our way or believe in a false hierarchy
for it seems essential to our survival to let go our rival
and bring unity and equality back into our reality


....or suffer extinction.....


originally written on First Line, Last Line (Part Deux)
4/17/2009 1158 AM ..... edited beginning and end this morning
 DOMUT
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Posted: 4/22/2009 2:44:09 PM
On bended knee when will we choose to be
Forthright and unfaltering
Enveloped in the serenity of understanding
For is not that where we truly are
Under (the vast expanse of the unknown) standing
Seeking and searching further into a greater expanse that is beyond our reach
Listen children to a story that was written long ago
Bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley folk belong
On the mountain was a treasure buried deep beneathe the stone and the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own
Mount
A
In


...........Turned the stone and looked beneathe it
PEACE ON EARTH is all it said

All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't put humpty dumpty back together again


Guess he was just a bad egg
 Seahorsei
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Posted: 4/22/2009 5:02:32 PM

     Reign of Peace ~

       Inner thoughts go to peaces
         Under peace a reign within
           An open hand invites this reign
             Two peace and reign we share


 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/23/2009 3:24:18 AM
thank you domut...yes, 'peace on earth'....one day maybe...if only....
peace within would be a great start....if each of us could keep focused on our heart.....
and our breath....our natural peaceful balancer, or so it seems to me, when i let myself breathe...

seahorsey....thank you for your Reign of Peace....your first line
'Inner thoughts go to pieces' reflects something I wrote last night
and thinking of bringing here.....trying to share the turbulance....
trying to release the pent up energy preventing peace internally...
so changing direction a bit here to share more personally.....



oh sweet woman....
please know your words go deeply
helping sincerely on a day...
well, a week.....
even a month, actually,
of very unpeaceful energy in me......

rising and falling,
crashing and melting,
ebbing and flowing with great gusto
washing through me with tears uncontrollably
i guess eventually to find balance
for water always seeks its own level.....

yet when i write, peace comes
and i let the ocean of emotion go.....
i let the dams open,
for it's too much to keep holding them closed....

and when i dance, joy flows
and my spirit soars .....
here, in this moment,
my piano beckons
calling to me to just sit and breathe
and play and be free
and know soon the calm after the storm will come over me.....

water.....emotion....
such a blessing and also such a force to reckon...
we are mostly water with a bit of bone, muscle and skin
and still, after all these years, I still can't control my ocean.....

yet when it flows and completely takes me....
when i am free to release...
then deep peace and gratitude fill me
and all my attitude turns over a brand new Spring leaf
that just dropped to my feet....

reminding me while the ocean flows so strongly beneath
it must be strong to carry us for so long...
and the land is necessary to help us stand
while the air supports us from above
and with these plus tree
and beyond through eternity
all this and so much more is what we be.....

a leaf drops to my feet
reminding me
we are held in the bosom of the Divine
cushioned by the heart of Spirit
and like a leaf falling naturally to the ground
we also fall when we are meant to....
as part of our evolution.....

and like the sun
and the moon
and the tide of the ocean.....
we also must rise....

perhaps the tears in my eyes
are just drops of the ocean spray
helping me truly this time to swim
and not be sucked in and tossed and tumbled
and scared seriously I'll never find the light or breathe again....


written last evening on 'breakfast at tiffany's'
with some small edits this morning
 DOMUT
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Posted: 4/24/2009 10:50:28 AM
Imagine if you can, which I'm certain that is a capability in us all
For we all once were children, unencumbered by the duties we must perform
Imagine the Earth as a stone
Living, breathing, evolving
Imagine the hand of our Creator
Simply, lovingly
Turning that stone over
..."Peace on Earth is ALL it said"
Given enough elements/beings/life in creation that project their mind to the simple belief and imagination of a child endless possibilties could occur
Could it be that simple?
Could all our striving and confoundment
All grief and dispair
All death and destruction be halted by a simple act of the hand of the Creator?
Lets ask ok?
 WeAre1
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Posted: 4/25/2009 2:31:42 AM
thanking both of you for your words....
feeling humbled by the energy of your posts....


if we could all turn over that stone within us
we could move boulders of injustice
where love is desperately wishing to be free
like water to flow through surrender and letting go
where hearts and souls can finally be
peace-filled travelling our journey
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Posted: 5/9/2009 4:16:09 AM
I am at peace.
I sigh, letting my energy fly
not holding on
not seeking
thoughts releasing
body pain twinges easing
heart beating effortlessly
body breathing easily
in this moment I am free
writing...feeling...being...peacefully
 DOMUT
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Posted: 5/9/2009 8:34:52 AM
Feed us a morsel of compassion and understanding and we have gained at the spread of creations table

Immerse us with a thirst for this gain and our minds will expand in a selfless sense

Provide us with a satiation that goes beyond merely a means with which to feed the physical body

Let us continually drink in the firmament of creation realizing that the gift, the present, is always at hand

Comfort us with the peace that is provided within the knowledge of grace


My spirit became overwhelmed in the wellspring of tears that flowed with the knowledge of the grace that had been bestowed upon me to pen such prose
I am not the author, merely one of many receivers
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Posted: 5/13/2009 12:37:53 PM
^thank you for your post and also for sharing the
feelings that touched you in the process of writing it.....


calling for peace....please...

may peace fill my soul
and really take hold
in body, heart and mind
so even in the most stressful of times
i can be and speak and hear
and talk and walk
and dance and sing
and say and feel everything
peacefully....
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Posted: 5/16/2009 9:17:29 AM
^thank you rosie for leaving this quote here....
in my unpeaceful moments recently
it came as a wonderful reminder to me....

bringing here a first line/last line written this morning....

heart's living breathing song
as we have been all along
yet with some distortion
bringing cords of disharmony
to our singing and alarmingly

heart's living breathing song
I exhale and relax
to feel my Self grounded and strong
as long as I center and be
life flows with me peacefully

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Posted: 5/17/2009 3:51:44 AM
^thank you....
your poem emits peace
and is gratefully received!
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Posted: 5/17/2009 3:58:43 PM
^ thank you, k, for your thoughts......
may i ask who you were quoting in the last two lines?
i have heard similar lines of thinking
and i have heard very different streams of belief also....
such as the idea that time is not real, implying past and future
are all contained in this present moment....
also the idea that duality is illusion....that all things contain degrees of the same thing,
rather than the concept of opposites as absolute truth.....
and there is a line of thinking that everything is in three's, not two's....
and that 'true' reality is really indivisible.....that all is one....
i also know in my mind how illusion is not real, but i have seen it create reality...or the illusion of reality.... :)
and now i realize the concept of peace is also subjective - for what is peace for one
could be chaos for another.....
again, thank you for posting, for clarification is always a blessing, i think....
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Posted: 5/17/2009 5:29:31 PM

peace.
it does not meant to be in a place
where there is no noise,
trouble or hard work.
it means to be in the midst of those things
and still be calm in your heart.
(unknown)

ahh, rosie....thank you and your friend who found this wisdom...
and i so agree about it being put simply...
its simplicity makes it extremely user-friendly! :)
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Posted: 5/27/2009 10:50:31 PM
excerpt from 'The Art of Living' by Wilfred Peterson, Simon and Schuster, 1961

'The Art of Being"

'The art of being is the assumption that you may possess, this very minute,
those qualities of spirit and attitudes of mind that make for radiant living.

It is a philosophy of being today, instead of becoming in a tomorrow that never comes.

It is recognizing that courage, joy, serenity, faith, hope and love are immediately
available now, and proceeding to open yourself so these qualities can be expressed
through you in everyday living.

It is following the maxim of Shakespeare: "Assume a virtue though you have it not"....
knowing that the dynamic power of habit can build it into your character.

It is being great now, being forgiving now, being tolerant now, being happy now,
being successful now, instead of postponing positive and constructive living
to some vague and indefinite future.

It is knowing that when we move into the future it becomes the now, and that now is the appointed time!

It is facing the fact that your biggest task is not to get ahead of others, but to surpass yourself.

It is wasting no time dreaming about the rich life you may live next year,
or ten years from now; it is beginning to live at your best right now, today.

It is heeding the wisdom of the ancient Chinese seer who observed: "A journey of a
thousand miles begins with a single step," and it is taking that step today.

It is beginning today to be the man you want to be.

It is developing an awareness of the infinite possibilities in each magic moment.

It is enlarging the now by pouring into it intense creative energy.

It is immortalizing the present moment that your life may have eternal significance.

It is coming into the full realization that the Master voiced the secret of victorious being,
when He declared that the Kingdom of God is not afar off, but that it is within you now!'
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Posted: 5/28/2009 4:08:17 AM
haiku

a blessing to feel
body, heart and mind at peace
then my soul can soar


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Posted: 5/29/2009 7:15:49 PM
re-posting something i wrote last year on Native American Spirituality
8/13/2008 230 PM...realized it fits here...


oh yes the river is overflowing with tears....which open hearts....which connects to our humility and humanity.

and if we don't have the intention of peace and the awareness of the dangers of war,
i don't see how we can move forward in opening our hearts and minds more.

as i said before, and we have seen here - war seems to always create more war.
how do you see being a warrior leading to peace?
is not your goal peace also?
or are you feeling justified to keep fighting in the name of all the injustices?
isn't the feeling of injustice what has led us here and really been quite a problem?

my question is what do you think it will take to stop fighting?

what seems to have worked before was surrender.....
but what about acceptance?
what about forgiveness?
what about trying to not get so deeply embroiled in war, or learning to step back and take some breaths before we really kill each other?

if we wipe each other out, then that's one path to peace for there will be no one left to fight with....

but i do not think that is the best way....i think that is the coward's way.....much easier to fight than not to,
or so it seems to me...but then i have been a fighter of injustice and so i know it does not work
for me any more to fight for injustice, or for peace, because it seems fighting almost always leads to more fighting.

what has helped me always and only is if I want peace, then I have to be peace.....

just like if I want love, then I have to be love.
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Posted: 6/26/2009 2:06:52 PM
a man of peace is here now
visiting from zimbabwe
where war is nothing new
where there is so much suffering
death only leaves a few
trying to help the people
with Spirit guiding you

trying to help the planet
with Spirit guiding you

listen to the ancestors
with Spirit guiding you

listen to the peacemakers
with Spirit guiding you

listen to the healers
with Spirit guiding you

trying to be empty
then Spirit can
work through you

a man of peace
is here now

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Posted: 7/11/2009 5:57:22 AM
thank you k for that quote...
thought to offer this here, written July 4th on the last line 8 line thread,
edited and expanded this morning....



our wars....
I still don't know really what are we fighting for?
are you truly a threat to me?
have I lost my sanity?
is life so unimportant to me
that I should end it through our divisibility?
though part of human nature...apparently...
I implore we end all war and live peacefully
for I believe humanity really can live in harmony...
I believe it is not just a fantasy created in my memory
 WeAre1
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Posted: 7/12/2009 4:16:52 PM
^^wow...thank you for sharing this, rosie....it's so very powerful.....
deep gratitude to DH Lawrence for writing so profoundly and humbly.
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