Tuesday, July 27, 2010

INspired Peace

I get inspired by so many things so of course when I saw the following quote, it started me thinking…

"If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough." ~Wes Jackson

Along with all of the other fun that I do in my life, I AM the co-creator ofPeace In OUR Lifetime. (http://www.peaceinourlifetime.org ) Even though the title of the organization says “OUR Lifetime,” it is up to the next generation to keep it going.

From the perspective of what we see in the Media, what we may hear around the water cooler and what we may believe happens around the world every day, it is easy to take hold of the opinion that Peace is something that is not attainable. With so much blood being shed every day, how can we ever have Peace on Earth, it is just impossible.

What if, I told you that it is possible…and not only is it a possibility but we already have it! Hold on, before you simply hit the delete button and dismiss this message as ramblings of a mad woman, please allow me the opportunity to help you shift your perspective. Ready ? Here we go.

If today 6.7 billion people did not kill anyone why did YOU not hear about it? If those 6.7 billion people chose to not focus on .1 that perhaps did, would that not mean that the over whelming majority of the people on this earth are choosing to live in Peace? Today there is an estimated 6,858,500,342 people alive on the planet. Isn’t it about time that we start focusing on the Peace that is created every day, rather than the inhuman acts of violence of the few?

We need to understand that the majority of people ARE living in peace, and even though there are still horrible things that do happen, there is much more Peace than not peace. It is really what WE choose to focus on that forms our perspective. Once we realize that there really is peace on earth, then we can start working on the solutions for transforming the non-peace into peace. Every single day, peaceful actions are created; kind things are being done for others, even right in the middle of war zones.

Today, I was honored to host a radio interview with the founder of the Circle of Peace, Jean Trudle. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/plantingseedsforpeace/2010/07/26/circle-of-peace Jean has beenable to accomplish some amazing results … he is one man making a real difference, because he is empowered by the outstanding actions of those around him! Take a look at what he is creating http://www.circleofpeace.ca

The lovely Lynne Hazelden joined us and we spoke about how amazing it will be this year on Peace Day (September 21st) when we stand united with Peace organizations’ around the globe to give “Thanks & Gratitude” for the peace that is created every day… and usually goes unacknowledged .

“Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Give a woman microcredit and she, her husband, her children and her extended family will eat for a lifetime.” –Bono

What are YOU doing to make a difference?

I started all of the facebook groups and pages that I have in order to provide Inspiration for the members, it is my sincerest wish that listening to this radio show will provide You with the INSPIRATION to stand with us, in giving thanks for the Peace there is… because once you start to look for it, I promise you will find it all around you… even in the smallest of places.

Ever so humbly,

Marcia

PS. Did you know that Facebook has a limit for how many friends you are allowed to have? I have reached that limit, so I invite you to join me on my fan page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Marcia-Johnson/108904942429?ref=ts Love to know more about what you are up to, feel free to share that with me on that page. J

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