Meditate on the horrors of the past...
January 1 is the start of a new year and beginning, but also a day to renew your commitment to a World of Peace by acknowledging World Day of Peace.
Nelson Mandela said that “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
Every year Daisaku Ikeda, Buddhist philosopher, author, peacebuilder, and Soka Gakkai International's president, issues a Peace Proposal every year. A year ago, Ikeda proposed for a more humane future through increased collaboration between the UN and civil society that would empower people to overcome suffering.
This year Pope Francis calls for peace....
It's been just a few short months since we were here, on social media, honoring the 70th anniversary.
While... there is conflict in Syria. Chaos and destruction caused by “Daesh” (ISIS) with a refugee crisis following its path of apocalyptic-like destruction.
But how bad is it really? See the movie below: 'The Fallen of World War II'? The amount of people who lost their lives in this 6 year Middle Eastern war has staggered to 70 million with 20 million lives being civilians'.
"Peace is a difficult thing to measure. It is a bit like counting the people who didn't die, in wars that never happened. We give such importance to the word peace but we don't tend to notice when it occurs or report on it." - Neil Halloran
The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.
And here we go again? Right now, if we're planning on NOT repeating history, then it is more crucial than ever to talk about peace and to remember the alternative... This narrative cannot be forgotten in history!
The Rising Tide - Europe Refugee Crisis
Life is like an echo. What we send out is what comes back to us. You will sow what you reap and get what you give. What you see in others is often what also exists inside of you.
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