Twigs by matsuyuki https://www.flickr.com/photos/matsuyuki/361473149
So Linda, you want peace on earth.
How will you give birth to such a lofty goal?
It seems too large…
Let’s break it down to the modest twig
That makes up the tree.
(Let’s include the many trees in the forests.)
If I want peace on earth
I’ll need to find the peace within.
You and I are the twigs.
We’ll need to look beyond
The worldly turbulence,
Which could rile us to
Anger or despair…
We’ll need to find that
Quiet place inside of us
And give attention to the
Unresolved conflicts. (This is a challenge.)
We can acknowledge, work through and heal these,
Letting go of what no longer serves.
We will be changed
By the resulting peace.
It is this clarity
That inspires acts of
Love and compassion…
The power of love creates miracles
And the millions of twigs become,
In the aggregate, forests of possibility…
Oh peaceful forests…inspire us…
My next blog will be in three weeks, June 5th.
Peace and light,