I am now aware of my complete harmony with All of Life. I choose to carry the harmony of Oneness with me in all areas of my life. Awareness of Oneness brings immediate peace to all my relationships and interactions. I choose Peace. I choose recognizing Unity with All. I choose Oneness with All.
As we approach the ending of this 40 day Journey of Peace, I start to realize that the journey is really only just beginning. To carry this forward, to bring it daily into my life, that is the real journey. As I bring my awareness to my awareness, more and more I see that I have opportunities to choose Peace, to remind myself of the Oneness we all share. And even though this round is from the perspective of “I”, it seems I am now more aware of the “We” when choosing Peace. For if we are All in Oneness, that unity includes us All. WE are choosing peace. And yet, I have little or no control of whether others choose peace. That is why I (we) must carry the harmony of Oneness into all areas of my (our) life, to share with all who I/we encounter.
I recognize that I will not always choose peace. I will not always be in harmony with the universe. But I will continue to do my best, knowing that my best changes from day to day. It is enough, I am good enough to make a difference in the world. I will always do my best, to focus my awareness on the unity of All, and to share this Peace and Harmony for the benefit of all sentient beings.
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Journey of Peace – Day 35 – Lita
I am now aware of my complete harmony with All of Life. I choose to carry the harmony of Oneness…
And so it is this spiral of a journey. I am on a pilgrimage. There is a part of me which wants the big “Aha” a bit more frequently. In reality it is the small steps, the mercies received and given along the way which direct me to consciously choose Oneness, Unity, Peace, etc.
Of late I have been the recipient of small, yet powerful tokens to remind me of companionship on this journey, both from the same person, and giving attention to my inner spiritual inclinations and my outer world of creative expression. I liken these gifts as mercies: reminders of connection, unity, and the path itself.
They remind me that when I walk out my door and into the multitude of interactions – the bank, the grocery store, a walk at the park, my studio – that I can give and receive small tokens of Peace. My actions do not have to be horn blasting. They can be kind words or kind eyes.
Jennifer Berezan, a gifted singer and writer of songs speaks of the “light on the hills is full of mercy” (In These Arms: A Song for All Beings), her contribution to the Metta Meditation. This phrase is whirling around my head today.
When I give attention to the smaller components of this journey, I am more able to align myself with the choice to connect with Onenes, be Peace. One step at a time.
Day 35 Peace – Mary
Like Steve, I am at the ocean for a few days. Earlier today Steve and I were out visiting some of the seaside shops. It’s off-season and totally uncrowded. We had several different shop experiences. First a place we’d been to in the past, with hours listed on their website. We drove a bit out of our way and discovered that, despite posted hours and a small neon light in the window flashing “open”, the door was locked and they were clearly NOT open. We drove around and explored a little, and they were still closed when we returned. It’s off season and, if I were running a small shop like this on a quiet day with few, if any customers, I might want to take a brief break to run a quick errand or something. I recognized myself and my actions in the shop’s proprietor, despite the fact that we hadn’t even seen her today. Second, a shop full of hand crafted things. There was jewelry, hand sewn items, knit items, art made from assembled beach treasures, paintings and photographs. I recognized myself in every one of the crafters who cared enough to make it by hand, with love and passion. Finally, there was the art gallery with high end pricing of beautiful paintings, metalwork items, wood carvings. I recognized myself in the artists who declare that their work is one-of-a-kind and valued highly. I can go through the day recognizing aspects of myself in everyone I meet, from the grumpy front desk clerk to the radiant hostess of this resort. I choose to recognize Unity with All. I choose Oneness with All. All is/are after all, a reflection of myself.