365 days of peace: prioritizing peace

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what’s really important to you? What are your values.  what are your priorities? Do you make time for the things and the people that are important? Or do you glide through life  wondering why you never get what you want but unwilling to do the work that it takes to get it? Things need to be cultivated, nourished ,and encouraged to thrive. 175/190 June 24, 2017 arranged segments of a branch

365 days of peace: a fried peace

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it’s hot and humid today and peace seems  distant and and impossible. We went to the Picasso exhibit at the Clarke today and  I was captivated by his lithograph titled  “la Colombo” or the dove. It’s not the kind of work I usually associate with Picasso but it’s intense and simple and illustrates that artists have wrestled with war and peace for a long time. Then we went to the dairy bar and I made a peace sign out of deconstructed waffle fries.  174/191 June 23, 2017 french fries on a plate

 

365 days of peace: a holy peace

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Ritual and ceremony guide us through life. Rituals bring us into this world and rituals take us out of this world.  We build cathedrals and monuments to express our wonder and awe at the mysteries of the universe. We separate the sacred and the mundane. But everyday life is sacred. Every day struggles are inspirational. Peace is realizing you already have what you’re looking for, that now is sacred and worthy. Even if now you’re doing the dishes, paying a bill or drinking a cup of coffee. 172/193 June 21,2017 cedar cut and drilled

365 days of peace: a traveling peace

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we can get stuck in a routine, doing the same things, seeing the same people going to the same places. It’s easy to forget there’s a whole big world out there with ideas and customs that you know nothing about. Traveling can cause conflict  too but it can broaden your horizons change your perspective and lead to greater understanding. 168/197 I spent most of today in the air or on the tarmac so today’s peace is the airplane on the terminal sign at the airport. June 17,2017

365 days of peace: a natural peace

 

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Is peace unnatural? Is cooperating a sign of weakness or strength? If you go looking for a fight you’re going to find one.  Isn’t it better to look for ways to encourage and be inspired? Conflict is unavoidable and it’s sometimes easier to lash out or withdraw. But it’s a choice. Make each moment count. Right now is enough and it’s all any of really have.  I am in New Mexico and found these cracks in a rock hiking with some friends at the  Tsankawi site outside of Santa Fe 167/198 June 16, 2017