What is PEACE for you? What does it mean? Do you care?
Within, peace is me being in touch – in knowing – with my wellbeing, regardless of how stormy it is, inside or out.
I’ve likened it to snow globes, you know those little glass sculptures found in souvenir shops, with the skyline of Manhattan, or the Taj Mahal, or…? I used to need the snow to settle to experience myself to be in touch with my wellbeing. Not so anymore. Now I can know it, be it, regardless of how heavily that snow globe is shaken. My wellbeing is always and already at hand, and knowing it, knowing that, brings me a great sense of peace.
Without, peace is… respect?!
I mean. When I treat others with respect, and when I am treated with respect, that brings the same sense of peace. We might not agree on everything, but that’s not an issue, if we, through respect, can be and do with each other anyway. Makes sense?
Writing this, I am discovering how I haven’t thought about what peace means for me given the without-perspective, even close to how much I’ve pondered and reflected upon the within-perspective.
But… maybe… without, peace is also about being in touch?
Being in touch with others’ wellbeing, besides my own?
Perhaps it is a good time to spend some time thinking about peace.
Followed closely by Doing.
(Or perhaps… the other way around?
Doing. And then Becoming.)