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Let Peace Be | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 20

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I read somewhere that the mental energy of 10,000 people thinking the same thought at the same time about lighting a lightbulb can make it happen.

Imagine if 10,000 people chose to hold the same thought about making peace. Imagine if 100,000 people did it. Or a million. A billion.

Would peace be possible?

Between every action and your reaction is a  moment of choice. It may be just a millisecond, a flicker of light, a fissure of possibility — to choose, to decide, to opt out of anger into peace.

There is always a choice in our responses. The choice may not be easy. It may not feel possible. It may not feel comfortable. But it is there. The choice to take the other way. The path away from discord, anger, fighting, violence, war.

It is the choice to take the path to create peace, harmony, calm.

Before you react, breathe and ask yourself, “Is what I am about to do or say going to create discord or harmony?”

Always choose the path to harmony. Always choose the path of peace.

Discord takes but a moment to create. It can take a lifetime to dismantle, to forget, to heal.

Peace is the constant creation of hope over despair, healing over hurting, love over resentment, harmony over discord.

Let your path today always be the choice to create harmony. Let peace be the choice that inspires 10,000 others to choose peace with you.

 

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Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe we each have the capacity to be the change we want to see in the world, to make a world of difference. I believe we are creative beings on the journey of our lifetimes. It's up to each of us to Live It Up and SHINE!

11 thoughts on “Let Peace Be | 52 Acts of Grace | Week 20

  1. without getting into the physics/metaphysics of that …

    1 candle can light 1,000 candles without losing anything – and the candle makers want you to try …

    but seriously, you do something every day – and I do too – which is to plant something that might grow; it’s an idea and we plant it in the minds of many thousands. Of them, many won’t have time today or ever to actually digest the message. Some will. Some will change their day. Some will change their entire life.

    Keep planting, keep writing …

    m

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  2. Yes…How do we make this happen?

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  3. Good morning Louise, I’m out on the West Coast for the week and will be back in time for the lantern peace festival on Saturday. I’m so excited that you are our keynote speaker this year! I know that you are the perfect choice especially after reading this blog. I love and respect you so much and I can’t wait to see you on Saturday!

    Living Between the Beats, Judy Atkinson http://www.circlesofrhythm.com Office: 403-253-2023 Cell: 403-862-5654

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    • Yeah! So excited you will be there Judy — your drumming is the gift of rhythm that changes the worlds heart beat to peaceful co-existence. I’m grateful for your beat, and your friendship and very excited to see you too!

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  4. Peace is a wonderful thing and something we all need within ourselves

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  5. What a wonderful heart you have, Louise..
    Start the movement and I’ll follow… 🙂
    xoxoxo

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