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Daily Sketch: Dona Nobis Pacem 2013

dona nobis pacem
Let peace grow in your heart.
“The seed of peace sprouts in your heart.
The more you love, the more it grows.
Fill the world with peace.
Love all that is in it.”

November 4 is the international “Blog Blast for Peace” where all we bloggers post our wish for peace on earth. My peace isn’t always reflected in my cats, but most often it is. That’s in part because I believe a compassion and love for the animals who are our companions helps to instill compassion for all living things. We don’t hurt the things for which we feel compassion, therefore we live in a peaceful world where we cherish all that lives around us.

I also believe that when we see beauty, we feel love for the thing we find beautiful, and we feel peace within ourselves in that love and our appreciation of the beautiful.  Likewise when we indulge in any appreciation of creative effort.

And when we create beautiful things, we feel love and peace in the creation of them.

Visit the original post for “Dreams of Three” from October 28, 2013.

Read more—and design your own entry—at BlogBlastForPeace, where you can join over 5,000 people all over the world who are wishing us all peace on earth today, and all days.

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I believe that to meet the challenges of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility.
Each of us must learn to work not just for oneself, one’s own family or nation, but for the benefit of all humankind.
Universal responsibility is the key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace.

-His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal

~Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. general and 34th president (1890-1969)

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Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our father, brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me,

Let this be the moment now

With every step I take may this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller

Read a story I wrote, involving the song.

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© 2013 | | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski


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