The coming Olympics meeting in Sochi is highlighting the reason that this blog and others need to exist. The cornerstone of the conception of the Olympics is for nations to come together peacefully once ever four years to coexist while setting aside all cultural, religious and other man-made barriers to peaceful coexistence.
Before this meeting, the Games were making advancements in meeting their agenda for peaceful coexistence as new nations stepped forth to participate and women athletes from Arab countries participated along with athletes who were physically challenged. New data surfaced that suggested that fewer wars were being fought than at any other time in recent history. None of this has contributed to the assurance of peace during this year’s ceremonies. Why not?
Peace is a mindset. Can there be ‘Peace on Earth’ if both the people living in the throes of war and the people living outside the throes of war are all focused on war and the threat of war? Although I am fortunate enough to live in a country that is not ravaged by daily reminders of war like hunger, fear, loss of loved ones or no assurance of tomorrow – I am not at peace. The aura of war is omnipresent.
Back to the Olympics. In prior years, there was a growing and glowing awareness of who was competing, which sports would be on display, the beautiful settings for the Games, and the probable heroes that would stand on the podium to receive the metals. This year, the glow has been replaced with apprehension for the safety of our athletes and their families.
I am one person. I can only control my mindset. But, I can invite you and others to change your mindsets. Collective thought drives the energy of world thought. The mission of this blog is to collect Peaceful energy at a strategic time each day.
Join those of us who have undertaken this journey – at noon (wherever you are in the world), say these words. “Peace be with you, and Peace be with the world.” SHARE this blog and push the movement forward.
“Peace be with you, and Peace be with the World.”