Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peace on Earth-A Question for YOU!

I am an English as a Second Language teacher in Washington State. In my class, I have students from around the world. They come from different countries, religions, customs, traditions, and backgrounds. I feel so lucky to spend time with the world in my class. Somehow, when we come together each day, we are able to see beyond our differences. Our differences make us unique, but I have found, in my class, that we are more alike than you think. All of us strive to meet our basic human needs of food, water, shelter, safety, etc. Beyond that, most people feel love, peace, happiness, and care for the planet and the things on it are important. This morning I realized that 31 countries have visited my blog. Here they are in order of the number of visitors from each country:

USA, India, Australia, Canada, South Korea, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Germany, Netherlands, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Sweden, Austria, Turkey, Israel, Brazil, Italy, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Latvia, Estonia, Mongolia, Kiribati, Taiwan, Philippines, Kenya, Thailand, France, South Africa, Egypt, and Singapore.

Peace, in my mind, means living in harmony with each other and with this earth we live on. By achieving peace, we may have to go beyond boundaries of race, religion, politics, countries, etc.

How are YOU, as a citizen of this world, helping to achieve peace on earth?

This may seem like a very BIG question, but the answer may be quite simple. It may be as simple as how you choose to live on a daily basis.

I'd like to share some of your answers in a blog post. So please leave a comment at the end of this post. Don't be afraid to leave a comment. Your comment may be helpful to many people.


Lia said...

Peace is about living in harmony with the planet and each other. I think when we get out of our heads, out of our ego's desire to be an "individual", and start paying attention to the here and now and the people and things around us, we begin to emanate peace.

That is what I've been trying to do. And by helping myself, I'm helping the collective human conscious as well by making it a little lighter. Every person that finds peace lightens the load a little for the rest of the world. :]

Katherine Jenkins said...

That was so beautifully said, Lia! You are so right! Every person that finds peace lightens the load a little! And yes, when we help ourselves, we do help the collective. Thanks so much for sharing and lightening the load. Peace to you, Kathy