Peace be with you. Peace be with all of us.

Wonderful photo, but, alas, a fake composite.

Today is World Peace Day. Clearly, we need peace and understanding more than ever before. We live in a world capsized by dueling polarities and extreme, unbending positions. Let’s take a moment today to consider how our peaceful actions and ways can reverberate out, like a stone tossed into a pond, and gently shift the axis into more compassionate ways of being.

Here is a bouquet of peaceful words and thoughts for your consideration. Peace be with you. Peace be with all of us.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Peace Prayer

“I offer you peace.

I offer you love.

I offer you friendship.”

I see your beauty.

I hear your need.

I feel your feelings.

My wisdom flows from the highest Source.

I salute that Source in you.

Let us work together for unity and peace. “

 

Traditional Gaelic Blessing: Deep Peace, Deep Peace

Deep peace, deep peace of the running wave to you;

Deep peace of the flowing air to you; 

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you; 

Deep peace of the shining stars to you; 

Deep peace of the gentle night to you; 

Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.

Deep peace to you.

Deep peace to you.

 

And a favorite: Everyday Peace

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10 Responses to Peace be with you. Peace be with all of us.

  1. Adele Ryan McDowell October 30, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    Oh Marian, sending you a bouquet of peace as I think of your smiling face, gentle heart, deep caring and strong wisdom. Take precious care, Lovie. xx

  2. Adele Ryan McDowell October 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    Yes! Yes! Yes! May peace prevail!!!

  3. Marian Kasdan October 2, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    I am always looking for peace. I know there is some available. I think I have found it but it is continuously evading me. MAybe I’m trying too hard. There goes another Tuesday.

  4. Rebecca September 25, 2018 at 7:27 am #

    May peace prevail!
    What times we live in.
    May peace prevail!
    Blessings to you Adele!
    ❤️

  5. Adele Ryan McDowell September 23, 2018 at 4:27 pm #

    Thank so much, dear Priscilla. Yes, may there be peace of mind for all of us. And for me, that means, I have to pull back from late-night FB reading :(((.

  6. Adele Ryan McDowell September 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm #

    You are such a beautiful writer. And, as we both understand, yes, yes, yes, to the Gaelic blessing! Love you more :)))

  7. Adele Ryan McDowell September 23, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Amen, sister! Yes, may we all be well.Much love.

  8. Priscilla Anson September 21, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

    Thank you, Adele. We need this at a time when our federal government spews divisiveness, intolerance, mysogeny while having no moral compass. May peace of mind be in our near future.

  9. Naama Yehuda September 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Dear Adele,
    May there be more peace, born or kindness, light, and compassion.
    I love that Gaelic blessing. Always had.
    Love you, too.
    Na’ama

  10. Meredith Blevins September 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

    Thank you, Adele, for this beautiful peace prayer. May we all be well.