Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Dona Nobis Pacem" (Grant us peace)...One World, One Voice, One Thought...PEACE

The word peace in 100 different languages.


Today is the day I gather with others from all over the world to have one voice, one thought process, for a simple word...PEACE. I have gathered with others to blog about peace three times now and yet, our world is in turmoil.

The theme peace seems so simple. I have blogged before that it has to start at home first and work outward. More importantly it has to start within our heart. If we do not have peace of heart, then how can we work for a global peace?

The question is, have I done this since the last time I wrote about this word? Have I taken peace into my own hands and worked to make it happen? What is enough?

The truth is, I have failed. I have often let my own ego interfere when I could have created a peaceful atmosphere. I have held grudges. I have harbored hatred. Yes, I failed and I failed miserably.

However, does that mean there is no hope?

No!

It means I can begin again. I can embrace making my life...our life...a world where there is no war, no violence, no hatred. It means that our generations can grow up and enjoy a peacefulness that is not only within but around them. It means compassion will rule and hope, love, and joy has replace everything else.

Yes!

Peace can happen if we let it. I believe it. Do you?

~Naila Moon

8 comments:

  1. You have not failed.
    You are here with all of us.
    Today.
    And every day.

    Dona nobis pacem.

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  2. You have not failed. We get to make mistakes and learn from them and if we learn from them, there is no failure. I love your honesty, though. It takes courage to look at ourselves under under the spotlight the blogosphere. You are very brave. Peace!

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  3. I do believe it. We're human with human emotions. Peace is a journey and you are on it with all of us who work for something better.

    Peace to you and yours today and every day!

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  4. Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem. If there's one thing I do know that is my Latin. Lamb of God, You Who take away the sins of the world, GRANT US PEACE! All I can say is if we deserve it the Lord will grant it. Praise the Lord and pray we shall have peace.

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  5. Yes, we believe that too. It all starts with us :) Peaceful Pawkisses, Little Binky and Granny :) <3

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  6. I sometimes (often) feel I am failing at being peaceful. I would like to be calm and serene in the midst of all the chaos etc happening around me, but often I am not. One cannot learn that way of being without trying, so, like you, I keep trying. It's the trying that's important. As long as we persevere we will get closer.

    Wishing you and yours peace and happiness, and may each small success be remembered, not just the failures!

    Nameste

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  7. Oh I hear you! Two days after blogblast, when I was still feeling all warm and mellow, I ended up in a fight with a narrow-minded bigot. ARGH! I lost the plot and was so HURT and so ANGRY. I did remember and pull myself away, but I keep thinking of all the things I could have done and said if i'd not let my anger overwhelm me first. ;-\

    It's not easy to practice what you preach. In fact... it may be one of the hardest things you can do. I'm doing a follow-up post for my blog on Nov 11, on WHY I blog for peace, which is something I never actually talk about on the day.

    I love your peace design. :-) My best peace wishes to you.

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  8. Naila - I love this heartfelt and honest blog post about peacemaking and truth within. We all ask those questions. We all fall short. But peace bloggers do more than just get up and try again - they succeed in making a difference on the planet. YOU are one of those peacemakers. It is a joy to know you!

    #10,261 in the Official Peace Globe gallery @ blog4peace.com
    Peace to you and yours,
    Mimi

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Thank you for reading and dropping by. I always appreciate your comments. ~Naila Moon