Monday, September 21, 2015

international day of peace 2015

mjd 2015

everything living is impermanent. 

every thing, every one that is alive will not always be so. 

a sense of urgency is necessary -
for each moment matters. 

what do you want to leave behind? 

will it be a message of beauty and peace,

understanding and compassion?

will you do the work it takes,

and be a warrior for the purpose of living in 

and perpetuating peace? 

yes, work - being attentive, 

practicing right speech, mind and action.

but is anything more worth it? 

what will your legacy be? 

as thich nhat hanh reminds us:

our own life has to be our message. 

in a way, not knowing how long we have,

not knowing what will happen in a minute, a day, a year,

is a gift. 

it forces us to bring our 'a' game.

and if we aren't bringing it,

we can become aware and start. 

be peace
be love
be compassion


thank you as always to those who read and participate. to the dear friends who help me along when i falter. i wonder if blogging is going to the wayside (though i am fond of the format) - perhaps next year will be a bit different. if you have any suggestions, please feel free to share them. 


  1. “Peace begins with a smile..”
    Mother Teresa

    I often stop by your blog to read some of your poems and enjoy your beautiful creations. This moment spent with you through your writings, is filled with Happiness, Love and Smiling.
    Happy International Peace Day my Friend

  2. Hi MJ - I like that - your own life being a message - not easy to do but worth continuing to live a good peace filled life. B