This couldn’t have been a more apt quote today. I am currently doing something that scares the crap out of me. I signed up for NaNoWriMo this year. I’m going to begin to write my stories. I’m going to stop putting it off because of fear and excuses.
I will not give into the fear that I will not succeed. I will grow, learn and conquer.
I truly hope you all enjoy #WaldoWednesday as much as I enjoy writing it each week.
This week I decided that in honor of International Day of Peace that I would find a quote to show that as human beings we’ve always, at any point in our history aspired for peace.
Right out of the gate….”Peace cannot be achieved through violence” and when you really think about that you have to agree that it rings true. When has violence or revenge ever resulted in peace and harmony? I know that in moments on anger we all want to react and inflict the same harm on others that we feel has been inflicted upon us but is that really the answer? When I’m upset I do my best to step back and not spew out the anger words that I want to use to cause damage. The same should be done when thinking of committing violence against another. Do you feel good about yourself or the situation when you do harm? Does it solve anything?
“It can only be attained through understanding” What does it cost us to step back and try to look at a situation though someone else’s eyes? What would the world be like if we all stopped and acknowledged that through better understanding and communication that more problems could be solved? I understand the need to “make them pay”, I really do but I also think about it and who is really paying? The person or people that bought violence or the so many others that are just trying to live and provide for a family like so many of us do everyday.
I guess I’ll just leave you with what I believe. It is so much easier to hate than it is to love. Hate creates fear that incites violence. Love creates understanding that inspires peace.
As some of you may or may not know I’m a HUGE fan and admirer of Ralph Waldo Emerson. I name my daughter after him. I look to his writings for advice, inspiration and guidance.
I’ve decided that to pay tribute to this great man I’ll be posting a quote or writing of his every Wednesday in the hopes that many of you will come to love him as I do.
This week I’m going to start with the first quote I ever saw of his and what led me to research and discover more about him.
(Photo courtesy of quoteaddicts.com)
I found this quote yesterday and it really touched my heart. It spoke to me about so many things happening in the world around me and in my personal life. We all need to learn to adjust our sails and not think in such extreme manners.
I’ve been so busy at work and at home that I found this quote to be apt about how I feel about it.