Day 223 In the Pursuit of Love (Why is nature peaceful?)

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I think all we need to learn about peace — we can learn from these tiny water plants.

In doing what they were created to do — photosynthesis — they serve others by creating food and cleaning the water and the air. They ask for nothing in return other than to be allowed to serve their true purpose.

I imagine as more and more individual plants moved into the neighborhood — there was no fighting over boundaries or comparisons over who was the prettier shade of green. They shared rather than fought over the natural resources. There is no jealousy or envy or fear.

They are content taking only what they need. They don’t try to do photosynthesis faster or better than their neighbor. They don’t try to find a way to store all the carbon dioxide they can so that they can make a profit from a neighbor. They are in balance with the world around them.

These little plants don’t take vacations from their work or go on strike or decide they are worth more than the plant next to them. They maintain their own unique individuality while working with others for the common good.

What would the world look like if humans:

Went to work to serve others rather than for the profit?

Stayed in balance with all of nature?

Neither used nor created more than they needed?

Worked in cooperation rather than competition?

Functioned without fear?

Released the need for boundaries?

Do you feel more at peace in a large city or on a nature trail? Why do you think that is?

Love and Peace,

Colleen

 

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we have tried…

Rethinking Life

war
fighting
killing
maiming
torturing
destroying
pillaging
demanding
taking
stealing
starving
lying
deceiving
raping
bombing
burning
hatefulness
prejudice
bullying
and
meanness
all
of
which
has
accomplished
nothing
but
has
simply
become
a
way
of
life

maybe
it’s
time
we
turned
things
upside
down
and
tried
cooperation
beauty
laughter
joy
acceptance
dancing
celebration
sharing
talking
singing
loving
kindness
helping
hope
and
ART

we
are
constantly
bombarded
with
NEGATIVE
images
perhaps
by
surrounding
ourselves
with
positive
images
we
can
change
the
world
one
person
at
a
time

we
may
as
well
try
it

we
certainly
have
NOTHING
TO
LOSE

after
all
how
bad
can
PEACE
be

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