Our organized news programs report regularly on the bad news: Ebola, refugees, wars, strife, unrest and hatred. There is indeed much to despair.
Refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people worldwide number 50 million and rising.
11.7% of the world is at war as of July 25, 2014 according to http://www.zerohedge.com
That leaves 88.3% of the world population NOT at war currently.
I recently spent a week in Seattle and enjoyed a city tour led by Micheal, a retired high school history teacher, who pointed out how focused we are on what we perceive to be wrong in the world. We asked him why there were so many panhandlers in Seattle. He then asked, ‘ How many have you noticed?’ Our answer – 8. He then said that of the 652,405 people living in the area, we should question our keen observance of 8 individuals (who by the way had not done us any harm.) Micheal then went on to point out that as a teacher, he had regularly challenged his students to flip the numbers in the media to get a full picture of reality. Sort of like focusing on the 7.2 % unemployed without mentioning or celebrating the 92.8% who are gainfully employed.
This thinking refocused my efforts in reaching out to you, the citizens of the globe we call home, to join this movement in focusing our attention on what we WANT to see in the world versus what we do not want to see in the world. The numbers are on our side.
If half of the 88.3% of the world population who are NOT at war joined the 50 million of the people displaced by war (who I can assure you are praying for Peace) – a mighty tide of affirmative thought would begin to change the world.
Join me and others as we speak affirmations of Peace. Today and everyday at noon (whatever your time zone), say the following phrase (even if you are alone) “Peace Be with you and Peace be with the world.”