International Day of Peace

PeaceThis Wednesday, September 21, 2011 is the International Day of Peace.  First celebrated in September 1982, the United Nations declared September 21st as the official International Day of Peace in 2002.  Sadly, I would wager that most of us are not even aware of this event.

Peace means more than the absence of war.  Peace is complete balance in life where each human being respects the dignity of his fellow man.  When this happens, conflict is eliminated.  Peace comes from within and is far more meaningful that treaties, pacts and other official documents that are merely words on paper that can be violated and destroyed.

I am alerting all of our readers and subscribers that in just five days, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, we have an opportunity to actively participate with the rest of humankind in celebrating the International day of Peace.  My first act in preparation of the celebration will be to enter the event as an annually recurring event on my calendar so that I will never overlook it now or in the future.

On Wednesday, September 21st, I will post a note asking that you take a specific action on that day to promote peace.  It can be as simple as pausing for a brief moment to offer a prager for peace on earth.  If you have other ideas, please share them with us by replying to this post.  I hope you are compelled to deeper participation.  If you are, you can find events in your local area by following this link to the International Day of Peace website.  Click on the ‘participate’ tab and enter your zip code above the map.

Our tVM objective is awareness of humanity’s calling to peace, a calling too often and too long overlooked.  Please get involved.


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  1. Seems like my act of “peace”on Day of Peace should be an act that feels like stepping into discomfort!! Feeling less than peaceful about someone, something for me, has the basic ingredient of some fear — fear of hurt, fear of being angry “all over again,” fear of some loss, or fear in coming face to face with the other’s hurt, anger, whatever. Avoidance seems easier. Alrighty then, I have a couple of folks in mind, and I am hopeful that there will be more peace !! by the end of the week. Thanks for the nudge, Gene.