Thursday, November 05, 2009
Dona Nobis Pacem
Today is Blog Blast for Peace day. Check here to see other blogs who are participating.
I want to give credit for my boost in inner peace to the wonderful book group to which I belong at my church. We have read many books about faith and spiritualtiy. All the discussion and friendly support in the group has helped me immensely. My faith has definitely been strengthened, and my determination to live a spiritual and peace-inducing life has blossomed. I have new-found joy in my inner and outer relationship with God and with life in general. And I hope to continue seeking, learning, and growing.... and to help spread peace and love through my actions.
Forgive me for the times I have been gossipy, critical, judgmental and unkind in your presence or in my writing. I am a work in progress and hope to learn more about living what I believe in every moment, and in every encounter. Life is a precious gift!
Beautiful words from Thich Nhat Hanh:
"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air,but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."