Today is the International Day of Peace and rather than talking about peace, I would like to stay silent.
Talking has its place, but can be so over-rated at times, so on this day of peace, I will simply offer scenes of those things which bring peace to my days.
“It is possible to live happily in the here and now. So many conditions of happiness are available—more than enough for you to be happy right now. You don’t have to run into the future in order to get more.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Yes, we are all different. Different customs, different foods, different mannerisms, different languages, but not so different that we cannot get along with one another. If we will disagree without being disagreeable.” ~ J. Martin Kohe.
“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” ~ Buddha.
“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama.
“People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.” ~ Dalai Lama.
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope some day you will join us and the world will live as one.” ~ John Lennon.