July 7th, 2015 is Ringo Starr’s Birthday and he’d like for you to celebrate Peace and Love right along with him! At noon, your-time, wherever you are, Ringo invites you to put up a peace sign and say out loud or to yourself, “Peace and love!”
And there are many ways for you to enjoy the moment of Peace and Love: all by yourself, wherever you may be, in a group of friends, or at an event featuring Ringo Starr and friends! Go to the Facebook event page for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/995150243851506
How To Participate in #PEACEANDLOVE on JULY 7, 2015
Continue reading Ringo: #PEACEANDLOVE at Noon 7/7 for my Birthday
We continue from last week with the The Power of Nonviolence: Writings by Advocates of Peace provides us with the Peace Book Chapter of the Week. As you remember we discussed last week the introduction by Howard Zinn titled Retaliation. We now move to the first section of the book which is entitled: Pre-Twentieth Century. The first, very short chapter is written by the Buddha, and is entitled: Let a Man Overcome Anger by Love.
For hatred does not cease
by hatred at any time,
hatred ceases by love
The reading starts with a series of aphorisms about how you are bound by what you put forth. It reminds me of the saying that slavery chains both the master and the slave. Or Gandhi’s response about how he was trying to save England by freeing it from holding India in bondage. The third set of aphorisms set here as a pull quote remind me strongly of Dr. King’s August 16, 1967 “Where Do We Go From Here?” when he spoke out against poverty: Continue reading Power of Nonviolence Buddhist Anger: Peace Book Chapter 1 of the Week 9/19/11
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Johnny Mathis is the Royal Peace Song of the Day for Friday, August 26, 2011. It was the wedding song of both the Duke and the Duchess’ parents. The song was also played at the Duke and Duchess’ own wedding. Between earthquakes and hurricanes, it is good to take a moment to celebrate love.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIOJVekgUg4] Continue reading Old Fashioned Love: Peace Song for 8/26/2011