Re: [holistichelping] Peace (Missing Peace Found)
- Dear Kennedy and colleagues
Yes ... I agree with Joy. Thank you, Kennedy, for sharing your
thoughts on Peace and the Missing Peaces.
As some of you may know, I am trying to get an article about the
activities of the Pyramid of Peace initiative into the Episcopal New
Yorker ... the monthly newspaper of the Diocese of New York. I am not
sure yet that it will get into print, but I am trying and a draft is
being edited at this time.
We are also trying to arrange for ongoing dialog about conflict
avoidance being organized by the Center for Conflict Dialog in New
York (CCDNY) to have the recent Kenya events central to the dialog.
There are so many things that we should learn from this ... and
especially the importance of including "we the people" ... the
ordinary people ... in the dialog, and not just the political and
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 1:17 AM, Joy Tang <joy@...> wrote:
> Hi, Kennedy,
> Thanks for your sharing on PEACE.
> There are wonderful materials about cultivating peace in the Dalai Lama
> Foundation site:
> I think Janet would love the online art exhibition on 'The Missing Peace."
> Hope you find it helpful. To close, I quoted:
> "For world peace to happen not only must all wars end but feelings of
> compassion and mutual respect must be established around the world.'
> ~ HH the 14th Dalai Lama
> From: Kennedy Owino <nafsiafricaacro@...>
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 9:51 PM
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> learning from each other pamela <email@example.com>
> Subject: [holistichelping] Peace
> Hi All,
> I have been Brainstorm for on how we can restore an overall state of peace.
> I am sharing with you this, and hope that more input here may help us
> develop some teaching content.
> I have a feeling that peace must start from within, an individual before
> being manifested out.
> One can't propagate or perpetuate peace messages or pacify people to embrace
> peace without him in his/herself being at peace with himself or/and his
> First I am trying to think of problems and solutions in new ways, the more
> angles we can think of these areas the more creative we can be in creating
> more peace.
> Problems Solutions
> Concerns Actions
> Imbalances Support
> Challenges Contributions
> Issues Resolutions
> Areas of Peace
> Spiritual Peace
> This is the essence to an overal peaceful co-existance in the entire life.
> One needs to have a connect with his Creator.
> Regular prayers, reading the Bible, Kuran and any spiritual
> /annointed/philosophical books and seeking of guidance guarantees this.
> Physical Peace; In the absence of physical peace it is not possible to serve
> others. The ability to be balanced, happy and pain free in the body is one
> of the gifts of exercises/practice.
> One of the keys to this is regularity and starting the day with a moment to
> connect with ones creator then the body.
> Its God who gives us physical ability to carry through the day.
> Overweight; Master cleanse, walk after meals, learn to cook
> for yourself
> Poor circulation Receive massage, get heart rate up 3 times a
> week for 20 min
> Low energy Change diet to raw vegan for one week, reduce
> white flour & sugar
> Pain in the body Exercise, yoga, self massage, acupuncture,
> Addiction Meditation practice everyday for 1 week
> Mental Peace; In recent history there has been a shift to multitasking.
> There is less and less time for people to slow down and clear their mind.
> The more movements and thoughts that come the less peace of mind is
> cultivated. Mental peace will increase as people create time to calm the
> This is my biggest disease that needs a remedy, the prescription i suggest
> Busy mind daily meditation, start with 5 min
> Lack of concentration hand eye coordination, physical
> Disturbing thoughts kind deeds
> Stress take time for yourself, warm
> bath, read a book, etc
> Emotional Peace; your emotions are your guidance system, if you are feeling
> positive emotion you are doing what your heart is telling you to do, if you
> are feeling negative emotion you are not putting your energy where your
> heart is telling you to. To be at peace with these emotions, one can
> recognize that these feelings are here to guide you. Working actively to
> follow your bliss and listen to your guidance system can lead you to
> emotional peace
> Lack of Joy create a gratitude list, spend time
> with animals
> Anger connect to the root of your
> conflict, create solutions
> Stuck in negative patterns take a vacation in nature, paint your
> room an new color
> Environmental Peace: this peace can include the planet, living space,
> working space, etc. Once internal peace is cultivated the next step is to
> take that to the outside world. When the environment you are in is balanced
> and harmonious it supports health and happiness. In the absence of this
> harmony people can become ill and have to use there energy to fight the
> elements vs. being in rhythm with them.
> Pollution, Air, Water, Noise Reduce, Recycle, Reuse,
> Clutter, too many things Donate things you don't need
> to once a season
> Preservation of Nature Buy Green products, Support Organics
> Over consumption of resources Eliminate disposable packaging, silverware
> Lack of connection to the earth Spend more time in nature
> Social Peace; when people do not have enough they are not at peace, when
> people are fixated on grasping for more they are not at peace. To cultivate
> social peace a great start would be supporting the people that can not eat.
> From there for those of us lucky enough to have abundance we can spend
> energy connecting to our neighbors and local community.
> Starvation START A FOOD DRIVE FOR YOUR
> LOCAL COMMUNITY, VOLUNTEER AT SOUP KITCHEN/FOOD BANK
> Homelessness VOLUNTEER AT LOCAL HOMELESS SHELTER
> TEACHING YOGA TO THEM, HELPING EMPOWER THEM TO GET BACK IN THE WORK FORCE,
> Equality HOLD AN EVENT THAT INCLUDES ALL
> ETHNICITYS TO COME TOGETHER FOR CHARTY, OR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.
> Political Peace; if the leaders of the governments are doing what the people
> want we can have more political peace. If the people believe that their
> desires and aspirations can be heard then there will be more connection
> between the people and their leaders
> Lack of interest from the public Creating Community
> Peoples needs not being met Creating better communication to
> the leaders
> De-satisfaction with the electoral procedures, unconstitutional fashions,
> Dictatorial regimes, lack of democracy and respect of rights may generate
> into revolt as seen in Kenya.
> I am learning most of these from my Yogi mentors (Paige and Tara) and from
> the book Journey to power by Baron Baptiste.
> Can we share shedding more light on this topic.
> Allow your inner peace to grow and glow.
> Ken Owino
> Nafsi Africa Acrobats
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