"These days, we all must be Peacemakers, Red or black or
yellow or white, you - all people - are seeds of hope for gentler times.
Your age doesn't matter. It doesn't matter what
your life is like or who your family is or where you live. You are important.
Every thought you think, every word you speak, everything you do, circles out
to all beings through all places in all times.
Do you want Peace?
Then before you swat a fly or pick a flower, think
carefully. Use every chance for kindness that you can. Treat all
beings as you'd like to be treated and love the differences between them.
Feel, if you can, what it's like to be a river.
Be a mountain. Be a rosebud. Be a turtle. Be a cloud.
Beyond yourself and back again. Beyond, beyond
- and back. A kinship circle. When you act with an open heart, you are
acting for all beings. You are adding to the beauty of the whole of life.
Plant a tree, and you add to the beauty. Help
a neighbor. Feed birds in winter. Smile at someone who looks sad.
Live thankfully and with joy.
You can do these things and more, if you want to.
You are that powerful. You are that wise.
Inside you, your spirit is calling to you.
Wake up! Let it rise!
Wake up! Feel it shine!
Be a Peacemaker.
The time is now.
Live a dream of Peace on Earth and pass it on.
Wherever you are, you will never feel lost then.
Wherever you are in the world, you'll be home."
From "Roots of Peace - Seeds of Hope, A Journey for Peacemakers"
by Maggie Steincrohn Davis
Heartsong Books, PO Box 370, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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