5 Jun 2007

Where's the peace globe? An explanation....whether you want it or not!

As I have meandered across the Blogosphere looking at all the great WW posts, I notice that many of you have answered the call to add a Peace Globe. I have chosen a different route to the same destination, I hope....

I want to be a Buddhist (when I grow up...) so I am fully committed to peace, but peace is like happiness in that it can only come from within - we cannot arbitrarily declare peace, we must find it in ourselves and show the rest of humanity by example what can be achieved on an individual basis.

My post reflects the conflicts and conversations going on in my own mind - peace is the goal but sometimes aggression must be met with force and force is destructive but then so is tyranny....anyway my head hurts now...

I wish everyone peace but please look inside yourself and see what you can do to change yourself before you demand world peace from our nations leaders.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
HH the Dalai Lama

11 comments:

Lady Rose said...

So very very true! I admire the Buddhist way of life too. Lady Rose

Comedy + said...

I am participating, but I understand exactly what you are saying. Peace :)

Starrlight said...

Excellent Post!

addie said...

I have decided not to play along, not because I don't want peace, but because I believe I need to do more for peace in person ... does that make sense?

Thanks :-)

FatBlokeThin said...

Thanks for all your comments and yes Addie, you make perfect sense. This is such an emotive and difficult subject but I didn't fell I could shy away from it.

Jenn in Holland said...

Hi ya Bloke-
I appreciated the comment you left on my WW globe so I had to come running back to say so, and I see you have posted again on the subject. And I so appreciate your thoughts.
It's what I was trying to say with my globe as well. We all cry for change in the world and want peace for our planet, but we must first grasp the concept inside ourselves and lay claim to it for ourselves.
I commend your journey. You have a lot to offer.
Best.

FatBlokeThin said...

Thanks Jenn,

I appreciate your comments. Have a great day.

The Rock Chick said...

I’d like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I’d like to hold in in my arms and keep it company
I’d like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
Ah, peace throughout the land.

I agree. Peace has to start within each one of us.

Peace to you!
Jessica The Rock Chick

FatBlokeThin said...

Don't know why but I REALLY fancy a Coke now? Anyway, thanks Rock Chick, I can't stop humming it now (lol)!

Jojo said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog yesterday, your very sweet.

The world is so hard. There have always been those that will run over the peace maker with their tanks.
Every leader of conscience, from Buda to Christ has advocated peace, and they have aways met men of war.
How do you love a child, and kill a man?

I will never understand. But I will never hate.

jojo

Kuanyin said...

Excellent post!