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537250_405767896174783_1545837976_n“Peace on earth begins and ends with you.”

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This blog was created to promote peace on earth for all, not some, who dwell here.  You are important to this world. You have just as much power to make a difference as anyone else who ever has.  The truth is peace can only be obtained through you and your choices; how you treat others directly and indirectly.  We cannot help how others treat us.  Our power over ourselves rests completely in how we treat others.

We cannot stop others from being cruel but we can stop ourselves.  We cannot change the world.  We can change only ourselves.  But imagine if every person did this?  Imagine that world.  That would be a changed world.

This is why peace begins and ends with you, with what you do, and with every choice you make.

 

No one can help where they are born, or to who.  No one can help which body they are born into.  We can only help how we treat the bodies of others. At the same time, we wish for others to treat our own bodies with respect.  We wish for no cruelty, no harm, to befall us.  What does it mean to wish for no harm for ourselves while simultaneously harming others?

Are we someone’s ‘other’? And for no reason other than where we were born, into which body, and/or to whom?

Do you have ‘others’?  Every culture teaches us who the ‘others’ are.  Those for whom a suffering, should it be forced upon ourselves, would be unacceptable.  A suffering for whom we believe is not a suffering for ‘them’.  Until we are them.

 

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“People care about animals. I believe that.  .  .  chickens have stress fractures. It’s wrong. They’re packed body to body, and can’t escape their waste, and never see the sun. Their nails grow around the bars of their cages. It’s wrong. They feel their slaughters. It’s wrong, and people know it’s wrong. They don’t have to be convinced. They just have to act differently. I’m not better than anyone, and I’m not trying to convince people to live by my standards of what’s right. I’m trying to convince them to live by their own.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

“Human beings are a part of the animal kingdom, not apart from it. The separation of “us” and “them” creates a false picture and is responsible for much suffering. It is part of the in-group/out-group mentality that leads to human oppression of the weak by the strong as in ethic, religious, political, and social conflicts.”

 

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