Monday, September 28, 2009


I've started this book of meditations, Peace in Our Hearts, Peace in the World, by Ruth Fishel. The goal of this book is that as each individual gains their own peace, that will then expand out into the universe touching those around us. I thought maybe by sharing some passages with you to meditate on throughout the week.. we can all find peace together - hopefully.

"Deep peace of the runny wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
- Celtic blessing

"Peace is everywhere. Peace is in the waves and the flowing air, the quiet earth and the shining stars. Peace is in church and in temple and in the mosque and the synagogue. Peace is in the forest and the hills and the desert.
"But when we are full of fear or anger, frustration or stress, how can we find it? How can we achieve this deep peace when life isn't going our way, when a loved one dies or our business fails, when our spouse wants a divorce or our child is caught in drug addiction?
"How can we feel this peace that poets and mystics talk and write about so eloquently and invitingly? And how can we possibly pass it on to others? No matter what is going on in the outside world, we can look deep into our own hearts. Peace is always there. This precious, mysterious mystical God-given gift lies within us always waiting to be found. It is as close as this moment, this instant, this breath. Peace is right here for us to feel and nurture and share with the rest of the world.
"I am so grateful to know that no matter what is going on in my life today, I can always find peace in my heart. And once found, it is my privilege and joy to share it with others."

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