Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Thoughts...

"Books are a better investment in our future than bullets. Books, not bullets, will pave the path towards peace and prosperity".

Malala Yousafzai

On International Day of Peace, I love that Malala says what she says. Books and education are key to peace; to helping us understand each other; to helping us see our place in the world as part of a bigger picture; by enabling us to empathise with others; and allowing us to know that war brings many terrors and many victims for generations.

We need to find our own path towards peace, as we struggle to make peace with those close to us; with folk at work; or with our own attitudes to politicians and those who govern us.  Reading books, getting educated, learning more about the world and others is surely a fabulous way to pave the path towards peace on global scale as well. I really believe that funding education and exchange; learning and knowledge sharing must be a key part of all our diplomatic efforts towards peace.

But more broadly, today I have been heartened by the networks of folk around the world doing their small bit for peace - committing to peace and peaceful ways; encouraging each other; and quietly making sure that peace is heard, across the world...

And let it begin with me...

Thich Nhat Hanh's calligraphy.

The peace bell being gonged across the valley this morning...


  1. (((Fiona & Barry))) the sound of your gong has such deep with heart

    1. It does indeed Mo - it is special, and moving, and precious...go well.

  2. And here your bell will continue to ring ... sounding peace

    1. Yes, Liz we hope it will reverberate - in small ways, in many ways...

  3. I imagine it too.. peace out.. bliss out.. as we used to say!! x


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