Wednesday, 31 December 2008

2009 - Wishing You Peace

I think we all agree that it would be far better if there were peace on earth instead of the myriad wars that are being fought across the globe but one thing I’m certain of is that unless we find peace within ourselves, there will never truly be peace on a world-wide or even local basis.

You don’t have to go far before you see people using threatening behaviour. Sometimes I guess they do it because the person they’re threatening just isn’t able to see sense through any other means but mostly I think it’s down to their own lack of peace within themselves. They’re wound up, feel the world owes them something, that they have more right to something than others have, or that they need to remove a ‘problem’ that’s getting in their way. The problem can, of course, be perceived rather than real, such as in cases where one person punishes another for ‘looking at my bird’ or whatever.

Lack of self confidence, low self esteem, a society that places more value of material worth than on human relationships, they all play their part in creating unrest. I know, because I've been there.

Only when we’re happy with what we have and the path we’ve chosen for ourselves, when we respect the opinions of others without judgement and accept that we must live and let live can we truly feel at peace with the world and those who live in it. It isn't easy, but certainly a goal worth trying to achieve.

I wish you all peace in 2009. True, lasting peace that’s within you and reflects in everything you do.

Sharon J xx


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Debi said...

Wishing you peace, good health and replenished strength for 2009. xxx

Margaret's Ramblings said...

And peace and happiness to you as well Sharon. I am so looking forward to 2009, like you I have reset my priorities, just have to be strong enough to hold fast to them, not that good on the self discipline front, haha. Happy New Year Sharon.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

And good for you for taking control, well done girl.

Sharon J said...

Thanks, Debi. I think I'm gonna need that replenished strength now but my determination is at least at an all time high. Happy New Year xx

Margaret. I think there are certain ties in life when we have to take a step back and reaccess where we're heading and what we want from life. I'm sure you'll be strong enough to follow the path you've chosen :)

As for taking control (or taking back control), that's one of the things I'm determined to do more of this year.

Laura @ move to portugal said...

Happy New Year Sharon, may it be everything you wish for xx

Rosesposes said...

wishing you & your family a great new year. Love your blog and reading it x Dom

Jennifer said...

Wishing you peace as well Sharon! Good for you for moderating the comments for now.

Happy New Year chick! :D


Jade of the Jungle said...

Totally agree with this post Sharon. I also believe intolerance is something we're taught, not something we're born with and that's why it aggravates me so to see forms of intolerance being passed down from one generation to another. It only breeds unhappiness.

Happy new year Sharon, I hope 2009 brings nothing but good things for you


Cliff Morgan said...

Interesting, but you got a problem.

"when we respect the opinions of others without judgement and accept that we must live and let live"

Be honest, these are weasel words. I wonder how many people really mean that? What they really mean when they say that is respect my views and my views only. Can any of you, hand on heart, really say that you've respected the views of others when they might have incovenienced you?

Human beings are selfish. That will never ever change.