Friday, September 21, 2012

International Day of Peace and Peace Felt 2012

Today is International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day. It is dedicated to peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated on September 21, 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. I pray that the calm that could wash over all peoples on a day like today is an energy that becomes our human standard for life on Earth!

To join in on the celebration and prayers for peace around the world, I am a member of Peace Felt 2012. Have you heard about this initiative for artists?

As a member of Peace Felt, today I will be mailing a handmade felted item to a randomly assigned person who lives in the Netherlands and who also loves felting and peace: another member of the Peace Felt initiative! In turn, someone else I have never met (who lives in Ohio, I understand) will be sending me a felted item today that they have handmade, and that is very exciting, don't you think? This project is not just about sharing art; it is about making time to connect with two new friends -- perhaps living halfway around the world -- and sharing our common interest in living on a peaceful planet.

Another way I will be celebrating Peace today is by consciously releasing judgement about what other people say, do, or believe. Instead of thinking about why they should change their attitude, behavior, or hair style, I will appreciate the unique impact that the folks I interact with today make on the world and my life. I try not to be a judgemental person, and today I will celebrate that in full awareness! I believe that peace around the world begins with peace in my own heart...

I send you my warmest wishes for Peace in your life, in your neighborhood, and in our shared world.

Thanks for stopping by,


larkspur funny farm said...

Sending you Love and Light for today and every day.

Anonymous said...

What a nice idea! Love the pieces in the previous post. They're very cheerful.