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Peace At The Heart Of All Things

Peace is brought about through a conscious unity of the personal with the inner principle of life.
pp. 445

Calm soul of all things! make it mine
To feel, amid the city's jar,
That there abides a peace of Thine,
Man did not make, and cannot mar.
Matthew Arnold

          Peace is sometimes compared to the place of calm and silence at the center of a storm.  A place of stillness and safety in the midst of chaos.  This comparison is made because such a place exists within every person.  Ernest Holmes names this place The inner principle of life.  

           It is what remains when we put aside all concerns, strip away all affectations and remove all blame.  To arrive at this place, we must take a journey which accomplishes all these things.  We must first be still, preferably in a place where disturbances are minimal.  We must then consciously shift mental gears:  we must leave behind the hectic pace and take on the idea, with graceful consideration, that Peace is at the heart of God.

Peace is at the heart of God
I am at the heart of God
The heart of God is in me
The peace of God is in my heart.
I give thanks for my life and all that is in it.
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Love, The Only THing We Know How To Do

The one who has learned to love all people will find plenty of people who will return that love.
SOM 297.4

Religion is nothing else but love of God and man.
William Penn

          Perhaps it seems inconceivable to be able to love ALL people.  And certainly it feels like we must first be able to love ourselves before we can love anyone else.  However, these reactions are fearful responses to the Race Mind thought that to love is to be vulnerable, and to be vulnerable is dangerous.

          Actually, the only thing we know how to do is to love.  All of living, all urges, desires and responses grow out of our natural ability to love.  Underneath our fear of each other, underneath our disdain for ourselves, is a pure, raw natural love.  It is what Spirit in us means.

          We need not do anything first before we can love. John I  Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God.....Those who say, I love God, and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.

I accept my true nature as love.  I express my true nature as love.  I recognize my love everywhere.  I feel my love within my being.  My love, my God, my reason for being.   I give thanks for my life and all that is in it.
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Simple Heart Felt Kindness

The mind which condemns, understands not the truth of being. . . . to him who loves much is forgiven.
SOM pp. 457

Was Christ a man like us?  -- Ah!  Let us try
If we then, too, can be such men as he!
Matthew Arnold

          Simple heart felt kindness seems to be an effective key to unlocking the potential  of global cooperation and love.  An act of kindness is particularly effective in providing joy and well being when it is performed without reason and with no expectation of reciprocation.

          If it is our purpose to express God’s Life of Love, we might begin anew by asking, When in my life can I be more kind, more loving and more gentle?

          The rewards of kindness are difficult to explain, but there effects are far reaching and powerful.
Today I am the instrument of Spirit's peace.  From my mouth is spoken only love.  From my hands is accomplished only kindness.  I give thanks for my life and all that is in it.

Opportunity for kindness

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View my personal page where you can support me in raising funds for this ride.  It's my first time!
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