We need love more than anything!

This is from a blog of mine I posted a few years back.

Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people, Living life in peace.. -John Lennon

We are all one. We are all the same. We all strive to be acknowledged and to be loved.

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu puts it so elegantly. Why are we trying to fix those around us when it is us ourselves who are need of fixing. Look deep within yourself for change and watch how the world around you changes as you change yourself.

I noticed this when I returned from maternity leave at work. Certain people had left our group and were replaced by more calming people. After having kids my attitude had changed. I did not feel as stressed, and I had learned that you need to be flexible with your expectations when something out of the ordinary arises.

We teach our children from a young age to love one another and to share; yet as a society we have a difficult time doing that. Let’s set our differences aside and first learn to love ourselves, then portray that same love outwards to the rest of humanity. As the Bible and many other religions say, “Love thy neighbor as you would love yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-39.

The presidential election in the United States has created a whole pot of turmoil. People have become upset over the choice of electors in voting in President-elect Trump. Now I know Trump has made many racist remarks. Yet if we took his campaign slogan, Let’s Make America Great Again,  we can turn this around to promote peace and love.

Now I’m not an American, however, my viewpoint of making America great should involve a coming together instead of pushing more further apart than ever before. We are all human. We may look different on the outside, yet we are all the same on the inside. We all bleed the same. We all want to love and be loved. All of humanity has the same basic instincts of survival. Making America great should involve setting our differences aside to come to build the country people see in their dreams. Take time to learn something about your neighbor. If you have a new neighbor, bring over a plate of cookies and introduce yourself. People do have a good side to them. Stop thinking that everyone is out to get you.

I pray for my American friends that they may find peace and love.

The recipe for world peace!

This post I wrote 4 years ago is even more true today. We need to now, more than ever, seek peace, love and light. We are all human. If you look at each person on the inside, we are all the same. 

Imagine there’s no countries, It isn’t hard to do, Nothing to kill or die for, And no religion too, Imagine all the people, Living life in peace.. -John Lennon

 

We are all one. We are all the same. We all strive to be acknowledged and to be loved.

“If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself, if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.” – Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu puts it so elegantly. Why are we trying to fix those around us when it is us ourselves who are need of fixing. Look deep within yourself for change and watch how the world around you changes as you change yourself.

I noticed this when I returned from maternity leave at work. Certain people had left our group and were replaced by more calming people. After having kids my attitude had changed. I did not feel as stressed, and I had learned that you need to be flexible with your expectations when something out of the ordinary arises.

We teach our children from a young age to love one another and to share; yet as a society we have a difficult time doing that. Let’s set our differences aside and first learn to love ourselves, then portray that same love outwards to the rest of humanity. As the Bible and many other religions say, “Love thy neighbor as you would love yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-39.

The stillness within

Right now I’m reading Don’t Die with your Music Still in You, by Serena Dyer and Dr. Wayne Dyer. There is a chapter regarding silence and meditation that truly speaks toy heart right now. Our lives are so full of noise. In fact, I know when my kids have taken my phone and are playing games on it as I can hear the music to the games from down the hall.

My youngest daughter had a birthday party at a friend’s farm a short while ago. I drove her out there and relished in the peacefulness for the brief couple minutes. It was so calm and quiet without the bustle of the surrounding metropolis. For me, I feel more rejuvenated when I enter a state of peacefulness.

I just returned from a trip to Las Vegas. Las Vegas is something far from quiet and peaceful. Every corner you turn you are met with flashy lights and noises. Traffic, the casinos, people trying to sell you something. It was a fun trip, yet I am still paying the price for having gotten run down. Now my body is craving a sense of calm and peace. Not to mention, whole foods again.

It is important to take time and go within. That is where you become one with your intuition. Embrace the silence and enjoy the peace.

Namaste.

And the world can live as one!

While at the Oprah show, she talked briefly about a recent trip over to India. It was there where her eyes were open to the fact “…there is a commonality in all humanity. Each person wants the same thing…the human connection is the same…” She realized the father sitting across from her ultimately wanted the same thing for his children as the father sitting in America.

This is evident all over the world. We wish for our children to be loved and taken care of. We wish for them to succeed and be given opportunities.

My husband and I watched the Machine Gun Preacher a few weeks ago. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, it is based on the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug dealing biker who becomes a savior in Northern Uganda and Southern Sudan. It is a powerful movie about how he rescues and continues to rescue and provide sanctuary for the children in these war torn countries.

I know living in a developed country, you think to yourself, oh the problems in places like Africa are someone else’s problems. We are quick to turn a blind eye and often think it’s one less mouth to feed. Yet at the same time we should be looking at the fact that ALL children are our future. How can you show love, compassion and charity to those children separated from you by oceans, when the children in your own backyards are crying for help. We are too busy working to support our children to provide them with the “things” we never had in our childhoods. While our children simply want to spend time with you and want you to love them.

Oprah talked about how she took a glance at one of the Top 10 charts one year. It was for some kind of influential woman of something or other. Oprah was number 7 and this one CEO of a major corporation was #1. By the end of the year, the CEO had been let go, and where is she today? It goes to show you that power isn’t everything. Oprah then went on to state if we did a top 10 list of the most happy people, the people on the other top 10 lists would most likely not even make the happy list.

Money doesn’t buy you everything. Having a safe place out of elements to lie your head at night is more important. Sure having millions or billions of dollars can buy you the most luxurious cottons, silks and pillows to sleep on. Yet it is sometime having a warm roof over our heads and a simple blanket that can mean the most.

When will we stop living in such a materialistic world and start to enjoy one another’s company, so the world can live as one (John Lennon).