I have been wearing this button (above) for over 20 years and it always elicits remarks like ‘nice idea’ or ‘yes we should’. And as most of you know now my Instagram and Facebook signatures are “Be Peace”.
The term BE PEACE is something I learned first from Lenedra Carroll, most famous for being Jewel’s mom but she is so much more than that. I had the privilege of working for her, and Jewel, back in 2002/3. At the time Lenedra had just released her book “The Architecture of All Abundance”. In the book, and in person, Lenedra’s philosophy is that when each of us as individuals are Peace, we shall bring Peace to Earth. The path to Being Peace is something I embraced fully and to this day it is my belief that each of us individually are responsible for Being Peace.
This simply is my philosophy, thanks for leading me here Lenedra. Everyday in Every way we can establish Peace in Ourselves. How, you may ask. By our daily practices of love, gratitude and appreciation for what we DO have, who we ARE and How we are Being. That smile we share with a stranger, that appreciation of the songbird on our balcony, the sound of the ocean outside our kitchen window… and the amazing people who we have come to know.
Being Peace brings me joy and is something I strive for each day.
The Department of Peace is an idea whose time has come and Marianne Williamson has, and is, elevating the idea and even making it a movement during her run for the Presidency. Check out her efforts and if you agree we need a Department of Peace… contact her and sign her petition. Karen Lee Cohen
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