Peace to you.

            

 

Peace.

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I wish you peace, not just for the holidays. Not the peace of religion, but the peace of faith.

What I wish for you is awareness of the PROCESS that is the life and faith of you and others. I wish you both comfort and growth, knowing that they are not often simultaneous, but can be.

May we all hear past the memes, ads, and rants to the heartbeat of every other – which is essentially one life shared here and now.  May we speak words that enlighten and connect so that understanding will make our dwelling together easier as we share our time on this global patch.  May we listen beyond anger and hard words to the underlying fear expressed there, then answer that fear with compassion. May we guard our own hearts, without guilt, but with increasing wisdom, from those who don’t understand and so believe they prevent fear by creating fear.

May we see past the glitter and lights to see people as individual treasures, not stereotypes or cultural caricatures. May we see that this world does not define us…we are already part of Someone much greater and already nestled in eternity, and we define ourselves within that greater belonging.

May we begin to end violence by ending it toward and within ourselves. Then in all thoughts and words. In all responses to others. In all of our wishes and prayers.

I love you. I just do.

Happy Holidays.

Peace.

 

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4 thoughts on “Peace to you.

  1. sthaut@juno.com January 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Thanks Diane! Happy New Year to you – praying you will be blessed. Love,Cathy

    • Diane Walter January 9, 2016 at 9:09 am Reply

      Thank you wonderful Cathy! Same to you and your family! Love, Diane

  2. amras888 December 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm Reply

    Hi Diane, I hope you are keeping well. Those are wonderful words, and it’s great to read another post on ‘Ran The Gauntlet’.

    • Diane Walter December 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm Reply

      Hi, Francis!! I’m starting to sound like you, yes? I’m sorry to hear you are struggling with your health yet as always encouraged by your positivity, beautiful photos, and peaceful way. So good to hear from you and return to looking into the world of peace and refuge you and Amanda create. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I’m only 3 years behind you!

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