Peace must be fought for. However, the fight is not against some external foe, but it is against ourselves.
To achieve peace, we must fight against the urge to point out other’s flaws, to state our own superiority and righteousness. To achieve peace we must fight against the attachment we have to ego and the concept that there is an “us” and “them.” To achieve peace we must fight to let go and let it go.
Peace is about being honest, and honesty isn’t just telling the truth (as you see it.) Honesty is a way of life, a way of living without limits placed against ourselves and others. Honesty entails expecting nothing and getting everything in return.
We are all human and we are all a part of the Greater Divine. Accepting that and fighting against our own imposed restrictions is the way to attain peace.
It's such a simple little concept. But it's something that we often forget to do. What I'm talking about, though, isn't honesty as in always telling the truth, rather of honesty as a way of life, as a way of approaching each other and ourselves.
There's an energy about and I feel it absolutely intoxicating. There's an encouragement for action and I feel so truly fortunate and optimistic. Perhaps this can be contributed somewhat to the four inches of snow we got today (what can I say, I'm a six year old at heart,) or perhaps to our new found direction.
It's been forever since I've written. The winds have blown away more than the cold and I'm optimistic towards the future.
So many lessons, so many signs that I was oblivious to. To sum up an all too perfect quote I read today, it doesn't matter what direction you go if you don't know where you're going. If there's anything true to what I've seen, then the future for my family and I bares a remarkable similarity to my past. Luckily, however, it's the part of my childhood that brought me the most happiness and would make me (and my husband and the kids, all six of them) happy now. And, what I failed to realize is that is what would bring the most joy for us and that deep, subconscious longing for that is very likely what sabotaged perfectly realistic and viable goals.
I'm tentative to give much detail to anyone about what we're trying to work toward right now because I'm superstitious like that. But, hey, I'm a witch, it's to be expected. But, I will say that it's very fitting for us and much in line with Pagan romanticism and idealism. Yes, there is a bit of a novel factor, but it's offset with the knowledge that this goal involves an immense amount of work, both in the achieving and in the maintaining.
Throwing the Bones
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