Peace, it is something we all want, isn’t that right? Well
most of us. So this is for you because
you are sure that
you want it, peace.
Planting a Seed
It is not enough to just put down weapons. I believe
what we want is ‘the Presence of Peace’.
This is a prevailing presence or experience of peace
that permeates the environment around us
and of course we want it for the whole planet.
It is more than a song about peace
or the wish to have peace.
It is a wish or desire that comes from the heart.
First we start, as always,
by establishing peace within our own hearts.
Then we propel
the peace into our homes.
So go right now and make a big sign
with the word peace on it.
Next to the word, draw a large seed
and inside that seed
draw a symbol that represents
the concept of peace for you.
It can be a dove, a flower
or any other symbol that reminds you
of the notion of peace.
Now put it on the wall
some place so that everyone
who comes into your house sees this sign.
Perhaps they will smile when they see it.
Perhaps they will remember it
later when they are watching the news
and see something counter to peace
and they will remember your sign
and think about how nice it would be
if peace could replace what they are seeing.
Or perhaps someone will be upset by something
and have a less than peaceful reaction
and then in a flash,
they will remember your sign.
Take the Seed and Nourish It
You can do this one or more ways.
The following are a few ideas.
You can imagine that you take that seed
into your heart and
that that seed grows a little each day.
Imagine that you are watering that seed
with the power of Love and
visualizing people being peaceful with each other.
You can also include yourself
being in that visualization
either being peaceful on your own
such as walking in nature,
arranging flowers, helping a neighbour,
being with your pet or
something else that relaxes you
and gives you the presence of peace.
Do this at lease once each day.
It is preferable that you do it in the morning
before you start your day.
Take the Seed with you
You can imagine that you take this seed
from your poster and
shrink it down to a small size.
This does not diminish its power,
in fact, it increases it
because it concentrates it
which makes it stronger.
When it is small enough,
you could put it into a small pouch
and then put it in your pocket
and carry it with you all day long.
You can even get a real seed for your pouch
which will represent your seed.
During the course of your day
when you are feeling less than peaceful,
you can put your hand in your pocket
and feel your pouch
peace is within your reach.
Spread the Peace Seed
You can make another copy of this poster
and bring it to where you work
or go to school.
If you have a private office,
you can put it up on your wall.
If you share an office or class space with others,
then ask the others
if you can put up you peace Seed
and tell them why.
If you go to school or work in a school,
perhaps this could be a class project.
You could all make a peace seed poster
and put them up around the school.
The best one(s) could get a prize.
Later you can take them home and
put them up on the wall in your own home.
You can make them and
bring them to a local swimming pool,
youth center or senior center or residence,
club house, restaurant.
You may think of more places
which can benefit from the presence of peace seed.
There are so many possibilities.
It may seem like such a little initiative
but seeds do grow
into plants, bushes and
very large beautiful trees!
So these seeds can grow,
flourish and bear fruits!
This can create
a growing garden of peace
in your neighbourhood, your town, village or city
and then your state, province or parish.
And then it may even embrace your country
and those around you.
Eventually it may even encompass
the entire world!
Now isn’t that inspiring?
All from a little seed of Peace!
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