Thought for today. Will war ever become an outlier of human consciousness? Those who have deep-dived the depths of universal consciousness (link to a cool blog) much more than I, suggest hate-filled realms are as real as love. But they also suggest it is a matter of where we have the will to place our attention and energy that makes the difference.
Certainly humanity has enough practice at war and cruelty and unnecessary suffering. Why does the collective “we” repeat the same terror over and over and over? Can humanity become successful at something different? Something that looks like peace? Acceptance? Understanding? Can success happen at a global level if it can happen at the individual?
“Hate. It has caused a lot of problems in this world but has not solved one yet.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” ~ Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success
PEACE GENERATOR RETREAT
My second offering of 2017. Unfortunately, I did not consider the calendar when reserving the space, and this event falls on Easter. If you are local and want to join in, please contact me via my non-work email in the Knits tab of this blog.
- Come share self-care actions with others
- Discuss what peace means, bring favorite readings on theme of peace
- Gather inspiration from the natural world
- Feel restored
in a 3-hour retreat at the Earth Sanctuary on Whidbey Island
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Bring: Self, weather-appropriate attire for walking near wetland, desire for peace, small healthy snack to share, $7 Earth Sanctuary fee. Small donation welcomed toward cost of retreat center.
Receive: A free copy of my book of 20 nature connection exercises (if you want it – no hard sell here), self-care contributions, inspiration, time for quiet reflection indoors and out.
Limit: 10 people