Sunday, November 4, 2018

Dona Nobis Pacem and The Power of Words

Have you ever heard or said, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"? I have heard this often though out my lifetime and I even remember saying it many times.  However, through the years I have found that I do not completely believe this saying.  

Why? Because sometimes words do hurt! Words, once spoken, cannot be taken back or erased.  An apology cannot undo the damage. Words can leave emotional and mental scars that last for a lifetime.
I have found that painful words can take away my inner peace, and make me lose focus on what is important.  Finding my way back to inner peace has a long and stressful journey.  This journey has had many bumps and curves along the way, and I expect many more as I move forward.
On this journey, finding peace has been a daily struggle, sometimes an hourly struggle.  I think about all the painful words I have heard through the years and about about those I have lost.  Some days are harder than others. The words and the losses consume me to the point of total exhaustion. Those days I have no peace, and at the moment no peace in sight.I have to remind myself that the journey is not yet over and that I need to appreciate the small things in life. Because in these overwhelming times, the small things are what helps me find peace.
Finding peace in the ever changing world is a necessity.  Not just for me, but for everyone. Peace in the world is essential to sustaining life on our planet, harmony in our homes, and positive progress in the world. Peace will not happen overnight but it can be obtained. The world needs more peace and that peace starts with you and me.

Peace can be obtained through love, kindness, understanding and forgiveness. Peace can be found through the use of positive words! Add your voice and your words to the ever growing list of those wanting peace.

Words matter. Peace matters. Together we can make a difference. Join us in talking about and in celebrating peace!

11 comments:

  1. When I was reading this post my dog came and asked for a hug! Synchronicity at its best. :) Beautiful globes, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Totally agree with you and when you think about it... wars start first with words most of the time.

    Sending love and hugs!

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  3. Beautiful post. Thank you for your commitment to peace and this day.

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  4. For the first time in my life, because my apartment manager does not allow it, I have no dog. I miss the companionship, the comfort and the humour that living with a dog brings. Hug yours lots. And you are right, peace, comfort and happiness are found in the little things far more than the big.

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  5. we agree with you, hugging my dog and my cat helps me find peace

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  6. I do not have pets (except virtual ones) but I feel as though I know yours so well. I love the way you share them with us. I need a hug too!

    Your assistance and passion for this movement is so appreciated. I feel a unity in our community that is needed throughout the world. We are a diverse group of people, and yet we manage to come together frequently on the subject of peace.
    You are right, there can be no life on earth without peace.

    Words do matter.

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  7. I hope you do find peace. I'm purring 4 peace. Dona Nobis Pacem.

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  8. The small things, indeed! It's amazing a small thing, even something as small as a deep inhale and exhale, can feel peaceful in an overwhelming moment! Nicely done... Wishing you peace!

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  9. My cats hear my tears, they comfort me, bring peace. Oh thank goodness for the creatures big and small that bless us.

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