mary jane dodd - 2016 om hanging
on a daily basis, do you make time for peace?
do you honor it as a necessary part of your life?
when peace settles into our hearts and minds
it calms agitation
it illuminates darkness
it quells fear.
when you feel more peaceful, you carry it with you.
sharing it with other living things
caring about ki's well being
(robin wall kimmerer - the founding director of the center for native peoples and the environment at suny believes that we need to leave behind the pronoun 'it' for living beings. ki is a being of the living earth and kin is its plural form. she believes our thinking can be transformed with this change in language. and as words become thoughts and thoughts become actions, i completely agree with her. )
growing in the knowledge that we are all connected.
walls come down
we feel safe in all respects
and, as a result, every being thrives.
make time for peace
and soon it will become unimaginable
that you moved through the world in any other way.