View Full Version : Happy International Day of Prayer and Peace

09-21-11, 02:21 PM
What can you do today (and everyday) to promote peace within your heart?

09-21-11, 05:24 PM
OK, I'll go first. :) I make it a point to give myself (at least) 15 minutes when I wake up and before I go to bed to do nothing but think of the things I am grateful for. Doing that helps to cancel out a lot of the "what ifs" and worried thoughts I usually carry around, if only for a little while.

09-21-11, 07:00 PM
Forgive someone today. This brings peace, and releases that anger.

09-22-11, 04:19 AM
You are a Masterpiece.

“A plum once said, ‘just because a banana lover came by, ...I converted myself
into a banana. Unfortunately, his taste changed after a few months and so I
became an orange. When he said I was bitter I became an apple, but he went
in search of grapes. Yielding to the opinions of so many people, I have
changed so many times that I no more know who I am. How I wish I had remained a plum and waited for a plum lover.’

Just because a group of people do not accept you as you are, there is no
necessity for you to strip yourself of your originality. You need to think
good of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. Never stoop
down in order to gain recognition. Never let go of your true self to win a
relationship. In the long run, you will regret that you traded your greatest
glory - your uniqueness, for momentary validation. The group that does not accept you as you is not your world.

There is a world for each one of you, where you shall reign as king /queen
by just being yourself. Find that world… in fact, that world will find you.

Everything and everybody has been designed with a proportion of uniqueness to serve a purpose that we can fulfill only by being our unique self. You as you alone can serve your purpose and I as I alone can serve my purpose. You are here to be you… just you.

In the history of the universe, there has been nobody like you and to the
infinite of time to come, there will be no one like you. Existence should have loved you so much that it broke the mould after making you, so that another of your kind will never get repeated. You are original. You are rare. You are unique. You are a wonder. You are a masterpiece. .. Celebrate your Uniqueness.”

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

09-22-11, 04:22 AM
Sorry for posting in the wrong thread. My bad. Thanks to the mods for all that you do!!! :)