Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Dona Nobis Pacem

I wrote this original post back in 2008, and decided to support the Blog Blast for Peace, started by blogger Mimi. The idea is to get as many blog postings headed "Dona Nobis Pacem" out there, and spread this urge for peace throughout the world as far and wide as possible.

Now, in 2016, it seems we need to generate peace more than ever before. I proudly subscribe to that and if you're reading this, I guess you do too. Is the world any more peaceful since this movement began in 2008? I think the answer if "no". In many ways, there is more strife and warfare, misery and ruined, fractured lives. 

Does that mean we give up? That this heart-based project has become a failure. The answer to that is another "no". To quote the lines from a song, "Don't give only get what you give". And if you give peace, and love and tolerance that is most definitely what you will get in some form or another.
 Use this blank template to make your own peace globe
Look at the UK. Last week, on 16th June 2016, a peace-loving, humanitarian Member of Parliament - a woman called Jo Cox - was murdered in the street of her home town as she was arriving to hold an open house surgery for her constituents, where they could share and discuss problems and issues for her. There was shock, horror and sadness that someone with so much love for  fellow humans was assassinated for what she believed in. She was a mother with two young children and she leaves these, and her husband, to grieve and cope with life without her.

But less than a week later, many good people around the world who knew her, and those who didn't know her but were touched by her power to love, be inclusive and help others, united to celebrate what would have been her 42nd birthday. There were celebrations of Jo Cox and all she stood for -  in London, New York and Australia, to mention just a few,  as well as in her small market home town in the north of England. You can't put love and peace down. They have a knack of rising, like a pheonix, and gather strength as they do so.

You can read more about the Blog Blast for Peace here

You can spread the word, and do something positive too - you can be the peace you want to see in the world.

Here's a quote to get you started, from Carlos Santana:

"Peace has never come from dropping bombs.
Real peace comes from enlightenment
and educating people to behave in a more divine manner"


Jackie said...

I am with you all the way on this one

Mellow Yellow said...

It was amazing to see the huge number of posts headed "Dona Nobis Pacem" listed yesterday when I did a quick blog search for this title. Very supportive and confirming that there are countless others who feel this way, and inspires some hope in what often seems a very materialistic "me, me" world.

Jackie said...

I do feel that the internet is a powerful tool for uniting people and to give hope to the downtrodden. Governments seem to want the approval of other people and this is a tool to put o that pressure.

Jackie said...

This is just to test my new account.

jackie h said...

Testing again

Jackie H said...

Third time lucky?

Mimi Lenox said...

Jackie, mellow yellow...I totally agree. I have been so pleased with this turnout. Many new peace bloggers this time with thoughtful posts and globe creations.
This is a labor of love for me
I am so thrilled you decided to blog for peace with us today.

Peace to you and yours,

Jackie H said...

Just one more try.

Mellow Yellow said...

Jackie & Mimi,

Thanks so much. A pleasure to be involved and an important way of accessing the "power of one" to join in with others to take part.

Jackie, we'll crack you & your new email yet...I hope!!

Joyce :-)

Jackie H said...

Joyce please let this be a comment I can publish myself without you having to sanction it! Won't try to publish anything else until I am sure.