I know that a lot of the world stops fighting at Christmas, but not all people observe the same holidays and not all people may understand, but what do you think would happen? Do you think anyone would learn anything? ("....and World Peace," said Miss Congeniality....)
Miss Congenial, (LOL) Jai
If you mean in meditation James Twyman has done a few of these gathering the people of the world for a meditation on world peace, I participated in one at home. But there were many that met at sacred places around the world for these.
Wow I didn't realize it has been so many years! We need a great experiment 2.
I have to explain why I asked this question, already knowing that people have tried this (World Peace Days), with mixed results:
My Father, who was the son of Norwegian Immigrants, got engaged. At the time (!955), there was still a LOT of Anti-German sentiment in the world. My Grandmother's first question to my Dad was, "Well, what is she?" meaning , what ethnicity was she? Was she Norwegian? My father said, "No, she is 100% German. She is the Granddaughter of German immigrants."
My Grandmother made my father's life a living Hell from that point on. She cried for a week.
I thought it was normal that at each holiday, we had two celebrations- Germans and Norwegians never mixing. My poor Mother had to make two feasts for each Christmas, Easter, birthdays, etc. My two Grandmothers HATED each other.
So it is no wonder that I long for World Peace. I didn't ever have it at home.
Blessings, for World Peace (and Peace in our homes), Jai
P.S. I was hoping, in asking this question, that we would think about peace even here on Inward Quest. Please go easy on each other. It's a start. Who knows where it will lead? Jai
answered 27 Feb '10, 06:42
We bring more peace into the world by feeling the feelings of peace in our hearts as much as we can till one day we are peace. It's a decision to be made by each individual to lead by example every second of the day. We can think of it like any other habit or career we choose to practice. Everyone has their own coping strategies. When someone chooses to quit smoking they realize that they've had enough so they make a choice to stop. Emotions can be viewed the same way. Some people are addicted to anger, but one day they may decide they've had enough so they choose peace. I highly recommend the book by Thich Nhat Hanh called "Peace is Every Step" because he outlines a bunch of great practices for cultivating peace in life.
answered 27 Feb '10, 10:37
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