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What Peace Is and How to Spread It

As we sat at breakfast this morning discussing the coming week’s blog, we wandered into a discussion about the current political situation. Everyone is living under such tension, distress and divisiveness, and none of us really want that! It is crippling and destructive. Have you, like so many of us, asked yourself what you can do about it?

This brought us to the thread of today’s blog, and that is our message, our goal if you will; to spread peace one relationship at a time. We are dedicated to this goal and we want to talk today about what that means in our life and what it can mean in yours!

Peace is a palpable presence that we live with in our relationship. It is not a concept. Peace is not the absence of conflict, strife or disharmony. However, many people think of peace as an absence: your spouse takes the kids to the zoo and you have the house to yourself, the internet is down and your argumentative neighbor is on vacation. In reality, peace is an actual state of being of its own, not just defined by what it is not.

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We wrote in this week's blog on what peace is and how to spread it. We have some great links about personal and world peace this week, starting with a video from Martin Hellman.

Creating true love at home & peace on the planet TEDx "Our marriage became a laboratory where we learned how to resolve seemingly unfathomable differences through holistic thinking and compassion. Working on global issues proved critical to bringing magic back into our marriage, and truly loving personal relationships provide the model for a peaceful, sustainable planet."

What if the Key to World Peace is Your Personal Relationship to Your Body? "Peace is a way of being, not a way of thinking. It’s an action, not an idea. You can think you want peace all day long, but if you’re waging war against your own impulses, habits and desires, or even worse, against the very essence of who you are, then your actions are violent and you’re living in battle mode. That’s not to say that you should give in to every habit you’ve formed or act on every desire and impulse that arises. Peace is not submission. Peace is acknowledgement, dialogue, and a willingness to be transformed."

5 Easy Ways You Can Create World Peace "The stream of violent stories coming from your daily news feed is enough to make you want to bury your head under your pillow. Wake me up when it’s over! But why should the noise from some misguided souls get to determine your worldview? The time has come for the rest of us—who are committed to creating a peaceful world—to make some noise. The message of non-violence can be lived and demonstrated through our presence and actions. It’s easy for the mind to get fixated on negative news; but in reality acts of love, kindness and generosity far exceed acts borne of misunderstanding and distrust."

Spreading peace one relationship at a time
Phil and Maude
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