...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


thinking about good, thinking about peace, thinking about joy

So after my heavy duty Friday night what-is-happening-to-the-world woes,
This morning I'm looking around for good things.
That's what I do.
And the good things are everywhere,
as they always are.

After a wee bit of snow last night, February is feeling a little bit more right. 

Now I'm thinking about peace,
and remembering one of my favorite quotes,
which I keep on our fridge as a reminder: 
"We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."  (Joseph Campbell)

It's how I try to approach life.   
I don't believe in giving up our efforts to heal the world,
but I also don't believe in allowing that to take over,
to rob us of our capacity for joy, no matter what is happening in the world.

Life is work, and play.
Life is a gift, and we may as well enjoy it if we can.   

Outer peace begets inner peace, and inner peace will beget outer peace.
We must tend to ourselves as well as the world we inhabit. 

Work for peace.  Work for good.  Work with love.
Find and revel in all the spots of joy to be had along the way.

Enjoy the videos, songs about peace:

Give Peace a Chance

Peace Train

and this footage from an interview: the classic and blues version of Peace Train

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