Real World Peace

17 Jul

It’s been a heartbreaking week, month, year. Sometimes I feel guilty that I concern myself so little with world violence; as if watching the news, talking about it and worrying could make a difference. I live in a safe place on Laguna Bacalar in Mexico and feel very blessed and privileged to do so.

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Sunrise This Week

I do my best to be genuinely happy one day at a time. No complaints and gratitude, gratitude, graditude. I figure it’s my best contribution to world peace.

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Garden Delights

Some days all I can do is make dinner, clean the kitchen and love the person in front of me.

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Always Curious Luna

I fool myself into thinking that I actually connect with people through social media and blogging. This week I commit to making three phone calls to have real conversations. How about you? What will you do to connect? DOS TORTAS

www.reallove.com

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By Matt Haig

14 Responses to “Real World Peace”

  1. emilievardaman July 17, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    I am traveling and have been connecting a lot with family and also with random strangers. Smile at and speak to an old grump and guess what? That old grump will smile and speak. Maybe even enter into conversation. And then maybe pass it on.
    This is the best I can do.

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    • afish25 July 17, 2016 at 10:31 am #

      And hey, some days, the old grump is ME! We can only give what we have. Pay it forward.

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  2. Joel Grieshaber July 17, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    I agree. Instead of Facebook and MySpace, how the ” MyFace” form of communication? We are all collectively in need of exercising that social form of relating to each other. And, yes, we can BEST build World Peace by starting at Home, within our own conciousness. Peace. Joel and Marilyn, Albuquerque.

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    • afish25 July 17, 2016 at 10:33 am #

      So nice to hear from you. I never know what post will speak to which reader. Trust and have faith and it flows.

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  3. Karen July 17, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    It is easy to, somewhat, disengage with what is happening in the world from the life we live in Mexico. I also feel personally safe and shielded from much of the grief in the world. Right now I am thinking of the bumper sticker frequently seen in and around Austin, “Visualize whirled peas” and Ellen’s message of “Be kind to one another.” That can do a lot. Like Luna, do what is right in front of your nose.

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    • afish25 July 17, 2016 at 10:36 am #

      I see stories of people who give up everything to dig wells in Africa or volunteer in refugee camps, and mistakingly think that I am doing nothing. When I consciously go into the world w the intention to smile and be kind wanting nothing in return, I come home feeling happier. Funny how that works.

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  4. Teresa July 17, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

    If only Each of us could realized there is more than enough for everyone, that my being happy and having great gifts in my life doesn’t take anything away from their pool of joy and happiness, on the contrary, joy creates joy, and fear creates fear….”being calm becomes a revolutionary act.” Quite so. .¿from whence the quote?

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    • afish25 July 17, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

      You are so right. I got the quote off FB. I don’t have the source.

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  5. LJones July 17, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    As I return from visiting my mother (who has NO social media knowledge) I realize I DID connect…and I am giving it more importance, right now, than I would have done – before reading this post. Thank you for this, Alex…I commit to honoring the everyday things I do toward peace rather than make them small and “unimportant”. If we all did something each day….

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    • afish25 July 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

      We do have things topsy turvey don’t we.

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  6. Jack Scott July 18, 2016 at 4:57 am #

    It’s so easy to wrap ourselves in our lives, insulated from world beyond. We do it too. ‘Do unto others…’ is something I try to live by. It’s the least I can do.

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  7. Karen Hodgens July 18, 2016 at 10:35 am #

    Would love to chat with you.

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