Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ponderings Along the Pathway...PEACE

Welcome to this month's edition of Ponderings Along the Pathway, an exclusive feature over here on the Path of Positivity.  The purpose of this column is to continue with the goal of this blog which is to create a space "designed to inspire, nurture and provide support for the soul by creating a positive path to follow, one project or post at a time".  Providing some motivational introspection on the themes we cover each challenge period, is one way of achieving this goal.

This month it is all about PEACE and PAT is here to share her thoughts on the subject...
“Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me…”  
~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, "Let There Be Peace on Earth," 1955

Easy to imagine, but how difficult to attain!  Then again, the path toward any destination starts with a single step.  So the path towards peace in the world begins with a single person.  Why not be the trailblazer?
Never been a trailblazer before?  Don’t know how to take that first step? 

Cultivate peace in your speech, in your thoughts, and in your emotions.  If everyone followed this advice, there would be less violence, less depression, less self-doubt in the world.  More arguments have died out before getting to the point of no return through peacefully-spoken words.  Fighting against things beyond your control can be depressing; rather, peacefully accept those things and try to change what you are in control of.  Replace emotions that lead to hurtful, aggressive behavior and turn self-doubt into self-esteem.  Blaze a trail of peace so that others may follow in your footsteps.  Give the power of peace to others so that they can broaden the path for even more people.  Allow peace to make the flowers along the path sweeter as the world changes and step at a time.  Starting with you!

Please be sure to pop over to Pat's personal blog, Patacake Pages, for more inspiration.  That is it for today but please be sure to stop by on Monday when we showcase the top seven for Challenge #12 and open the voting up to you.
May you always find yourself surrounded by peace and take steps towards spreading that peace out to others. Have a great weekend everyone!


Desire Fourie said...

Pat this is so inspiring and really made me think. Just what I needed to hear today. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Donna Ellis said...

Pat, a lovely way of explaining the far-reaching manner of true Peace. I think it is impossible to live peacefully or peaceably unless a person can come to terms with themselves and actually find peace in within themselves first. Thanks so much for sharing. hugs, de