World Peace – A Housewife’s Perspective
“Let your vision be world-embracing and not confined to thine own self…. The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” ~ Bahá’u’lláh (1817-1892)
For as long as I could remember, I had always longed for my life to count for something. To make a difference. I was inspired by those who lived their lives for a Cause bigger than themselves. To live by noble virtues and enduring goodness for humanity.
I didn’t really know what it all meant at that time but as a child I would weep myself to sleep remembering a helpless stray dog I had seen being cruelly beaten. The image of a tired impoverished little boy helping his mother late into the night to sell noodles in a cart gnawed at my heart. I vowed I would make a change in the world when I grow up.
As a youth I was part of youth groups which sang with passion, “I have a destiny!” I sang those songs like fervent prayers from my heart. I wanted a destiny of a meaningful life. But I just didn’t know how.
This was something they just didn’t teach in schools. There was no curriculum which guided students to live the life of their highest calling. There was no manual which prepares one for service to humankind. Universities become centres for the mass production of students eager to enter the working life and get a validation of prestige rather than truly equipping them to become what the world needs at this time in our generation.
“I believe that to meet the challenge of our times, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind. Universal responsibility is the real key to human survival. It is the best foundation for world peace” ~ The 14th Dalai Lama
It’s been a long-winding journey. I’m all grown up now. And I’m still not too sure if I have made all that much a change. And yet even today it always comes back to this one burning desire somehow still flickering inside. To continue to make this one life count for something.
It might seem strange that a housewife is delving into this topic of world peace which must surely belong to the realms of world leaders! But I sincerely believe that it remains as much my commitment and responsibility towards building a peaceful world especially in my capacity as a woman, a mother and a wife. These are some of my thoughts on what I understand world peace to mean, why it is an inevitable goal and how we can each align our lives to achieving this.
What does it actually mean to have peace in the world? What do you see in your mind when we talk of world peace? Is it just a picture of folks gathering together, hand-in-hand, prancing around a globe? It is just a Utopian dream?
I am sure our minds cannot even fathom at this point the significance of how 7 billion inhabitants, living on one earth, united in thought and vision even looks like. These are just some of the goals to strive for and establish in some measure to make this world a better place.
This is the Housewife’s perspective on how I understand peace within a global context to mean.
- Essentially world peace is when mankind learns to live in unity recognising that we are ultimately One human race. One family. One world.
- It ultimately means for humanity to recognise our truest nature and perfection which transcend the physical self.
- A peaceful coexistence which goes beyond mere tolerance of each other but a true understanding, compassion and reverence for all – regardless of race, religion, culture and socio-economic backgrounds.
- This would mean the elimination of national rivalries, racial animosity and prejudice, replacing it with racial amity, understanding and cooperation.
- The enormous energy dissipated and wasted on war will be consecrated to the development of the intellectual, moral and spiritual life of the entire human race.
- The gross accumulation of wealth and poverty will end as our maturing sense of compassion extends towards the well being of others.
- Education systems, schools and all learning centres will first and foremost teach principles of virtues, spiritual intelligence and that which promote the welfare of the human race.
- The management of world affairs would transcend political bickering among nations operating on self-interests.
- There will be an unprecedented flow of thoughts and contribution as women and girls around the world are afforded equal opportunities for education and nation building.
- It means the end of an era of oppression and exploitation of human beings.
- The earth’s resources would no longer be plundered for maximum profit and consumption of selected nations.
- Meaningful and long lasting relationships based on fidelity, trustworthiness and respect for one another.
- We would see the flourishing of homes and family life.
- Religion will cease to be the cause of conflict and division in the world but the true essence of religion will bring the hearts of mankind together.
- Peace is not just an absence of war but a state of mind. A tranquility from within each of us.
It might seem disheartening if we turn on the news and see the constant images of bloodshed and political wrangling happening throughout the world today. Peace seems like such a faraway concept at this hour in our world. Yet, I like to believe that as many are those who are warring, there are just as many and plenty more who are exerting all their efforts to tip that balance.
Because planted in the core of our beings is the longing for the sacred and for all that is good. One life. One effort. One thought. One moment. One vision. Together.
True peace and tranquillity will only be realised when every soul will have become the well-wisher of mankind. ~ Bahá’u’lláh
* A follow up post on how each of us can work and contribute towards world peace will be published shortly.
* All photographs in this post were taken by my husband.
Great quotes.We must remember them every moment.
That indeed we must do. And to translate them into meaningful action each day, in our own unique way. Thank you so much Oakworld for your contribution of peace and dedication to humanity which comes through so clearly in your blog which I cherish very much. Sharon
Absolutely. If we could all get ourselves together for the common good, we would achieve wonders in no time. The main obstacle is our sense of separateness. And the fact that we do not have a great enough desire for a better world, collectively.
If we could all catch a glimpse of the infinite goodness that exists within a human soul, within ourselves, that itself is the biggest impetus to change and transformation in our families, communities, societies and ultimately our world. Thank you with gratitude for your valuable observation and thank you for capturing so much beauty through your photography. It always brightens my day! Sharon
Great post. The world would be a better place if we all aimed for these ideals. However, too often we think that the end goal is so far away we do not even begin trying. We need to at least take that first step.
Yes! And that first step begins with a desire for change. An inner transformation. I’m beginning to see with greater clarity over the years that for true change to happen anywhere it has to begin from us, within us. We are all lamps. The more we polish the mirrors of our hearts with acts of compassion and selflessness the brighter the light will shine over the shadows. Thank you so much Elizabeth for taking time to answer. I wish you new beginnings filled with beauty and goodness. Hugs! Sharon
Great post you have up there. “A Thousand of Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini may provide you some of the answers to the questions you raised above based on the Afghani women’s perspectives. 🙂
Yes, Khaled Hosseini is a favourite of mine too. I especially loved his first one The Kite Runner. The message of unconditional forgiveness and personal atonement touched me greatly. Attributes so crucial to our own self-development and restoration of peace. Thank you so much for writing and I wish you a lovely weekend! Sharon
I know, he’s amazing! 🙂
Thank you for your lovely wish. I hope you have a great weekend too. Enjoy the summer in Finland- you’re in Helsinki, is that right? It’s really cold now here in Canberra.
Thank you! Yes, it’s a beautiful sunny morning here in Helsinki, temperature 22 C. Summer’s here! 😀 It’s amazing we’re at two opposite poles of the globe but connected in this wonderful way. Keep warm my young friend. I often think of you and the wonderful way you bring the world together in your classroom! Sharon
Thank you, Sharon! 🙂
I have a heater on my feet.
Thank you, Sharon! 🙂
I have a heater on my feet, trying to stay warm. Hehe.. Enjoy the summer, my lovely friend. I hope I could have some warmth of summer in the next three weeks when I return for a holiday in Indonesia.. 🙂
– We would see the flourishing of homes and family life.
– Religion will cease to be the cause of conflict and division in the world but the true essence of religion will bring the hearts of mankind together.
– Peace is not just an absence of war but a state of mind. A tranquility from within each of us.
Your writing mirrors my constant thoughts. My wife and I are attempting to start with the flourishing of our spiritual lives, home and families. We have started, where we are, here and now and have started with one small flickering flame which we hope will spread like wildfire to our loved ones and then all around us.
One moment, one person, one place at a time…it will be done.
Love the post.
My dearest Doug,
You don’t know how deeply your message touched my heart today. I’m so glad to be connected to your team Coach! 😀 My warmest greetings to your lovely wife. I am inspired by the care and dedication you have for each other. You take care, keep up the good work. I know you guys are going to shine. Wishing you both abundant health, strength and so much love.
Many humble thanks.
You may be a Leaf in Springtime but I am closer to Autumn. I will do my best to continue to shine but as a new leaf – you must reach higher and further. And for that you have our encouragement and love coming right back to you!
Continue your good work…we will be following along.
Doug and Thai
I am so glad you exist Sharon! And I am so happy that you share your thoughts with the world! and I am so thrilled that somehow I landed on your blog! I will take some time to think about what you wrote… blessings!
I really believe that everyone who walks into our lives (even if it’s on a blog!) is God-sent. Just as you are. “Love gives life to the lifeless. Love lights a flame in the heart that is cold. Love brings hope to the hopeless and gladdens the hearts of the sorrowful. In the world of existence there is indeed no greater power than the power of love…. Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path” ― Abdu’l-Bahá
I thank you for your loving kindness my dear Carolina.
Thank you so much Sharon..your words always mean a lot to me… the quote is so beautiful… .. I would like to post it on my blog… another perfectly timed message 🙂 Thank you!
Dear Carolina! Please feel free to post the quote. I wish you blessings for a beautiful day…Hugs.
Sharon dear, this is a wonderful piece and your husband’s photographs simply magnificent. Such calm prevails here and renders hope to the peace we all must strive for. Thank you. This earns the Beautiful Blogger Award, yet I do not know how to attach it. If you know how, please do. Blessings, Diane
My dearest Diane, thank you for your overwhelming support and kindness! It means so much to know that you share in this issue which is of significant importance and passion to me. Yes, indeed, if there is one goal in life we must each strive for, it must be service to humanity – to make even one life breathe easier because we have lived. Thank you for your generous heart that blesses in so many ways! Hugs, Sharon
PS Sharon…I posted this to my Facebook page too. D.
I appreciate this so much!!
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A truly beautiful blog…
My dearest Diane, I can’t thank you enough for your kind and generous reblog of this post. That says the world to me…With gratitude, Sharon
Thank you for this lovely post. You may describe yourself as a `simple housewife’ but clearly you are a lovely and complex soul. I so agree with what you’ve written. We each must find our own way to live peace and to also instill in children the view of a better, more loving world. Jeanne
Hello Jeanne and a warm welcome here! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leaving me this message. You have touched on such a crucial point -that of educating our children to become a new generation of men and women who would live by a different principles in life. Guided by a supreme love for all people. That I believe is how we can make the greatest impact on our world. It’s been great visiting your lovely blog. Clearly, your inner child is still wonderfully alive. I look forward to getting to know you! Sharon
Thank you, Sharon, and likewise!
Wow, that was one amazing piece of writing…and you DO make a difference Sharon. What touches even one person (and you touch many)…travels through our interconnectedness. Thank you for being who you are and making the world a more beautiful place.
Thank you so much Carol for sending these beautiful thoughts and such life-giving words my way. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.”
― C.S. Lewis
Thank you for your kind and gentle heart. Most of all for a mother’s heart. (I somehow remember this one sentence you wrote on the list of 7 things which inspires everytime I think of you!) Hugs. Sharon
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Beautiful words written by a beautiful person… 🙂
My dear Carol, thank you for your very kind reblog. It fills my heart with warmth to know that we are together in building a better world! Thinking of you with appreciation, Sharon
I’m honored to be able to share such beautiful words Sharon – thank you!
We can only make a difference one person, one act of kindness at a time. It is a monstrous wall of politics, greed, ego, and cruelty that is the adversary, and the route around it is difficult. But that should not deter us from the journey. I wish for us all to make a difference, to make the attempt.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much for your valuable observations. It might seem an uphill battle against the big guns and powers that be but I always look back in history and see what seemingly impossible milestones we have achieved. The establishment of women’s suffrage, the end of Imperialism, Nazism, slavery in the US. It is a process indeed to build a more equitable world based on justice but let us become known as the turning point in mankind’s history. Indeed, we all need to be part of the solution. Thank you Barney! Sharon
Oh Sharon, as I wipe away the tears and humbly attempt to thank you for this incredible wisdom and kindness here, I also want to thank you for helping me feel …. remember… that I do make a difference. Even as a forty-something housewife suffering through a bout of writers block from allowing in the gnawing erosion of doubt. This essay helps my shell of doubt crack open and fall away as I remember that the flicker inside me does contribute. I choose to remember that your (and others’) brilliantly crafted writing does not take away from my own humble works. It builds me up. Inspires and reignites my inner flame to burn brighter, and in the way that only I can. Each of us, uniquely. It takes all of us to shine together, all over the world, remembering the vision and focusing on hope. Bless your beautiful heart Sharon, and know how thankful I am for you. You have helped me immeasurably today, again, and I can hardly find the words to thank you enough. With so much Love, Gina
My dearest Gina, I have a soft spot for housewives, especially those of a desperate kind. Desperate to do good. Desperate to love. Desperate to make this world a better place. That kind of desperation will always be filled. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.
Thank you for already making that difference with each blog post, each tear you weep, each time you reach out with such kindness. Blessed by you in more ways than you know…
Together, desperate housewives of a different kind,
I had a college professor who told us that the cause of every war was utltimately “land.” I think about that often–we, like other animals, are territorial creatures. I think that it will take a lot of effort to overcome that basic instinct for control of land and to reach agreements in peaceful ways. And, when I think of a “housewife’s perspective,” I think of the words of Lao Tzu (it’s a long quote, so I’ll shorten it): “If there is to be peace in the world, there must be peace in the nations….If there is to be peace in the nations, there must be peace in the cities…” It goes on to cities/ peace between neighbors, and “if htere is to be peace between neighbors, there must be peace in the home. If there is to be peace in the home, there must be peace in the heart.” So, from my own housewife’s perspective, I realize that I must truly foster peace in my own heart and in my own home. And that is where the change begins.
How amazing Robin Jean! We had the same quote printed on our wedding card 13 years ago. The words remain close to our hearts and how we view our home and family life because like you said, that is where change begins.
If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
I think your college professor was on the right track. I leave you with this thought-provoking observation from a most revered role-model, Abdul Baha.
“How is it possible for men to fight from morning until evening, killing each other, shedding the blood of their fellow-men: And for what object? To gain possession of a part of the earth!… How terrible it is that men, who are of the higher kingdom, can descend to slaying and bringing misery to their fellow-beings, for the possession of a tract of land!
The highest of created beings fighting to obtain the lowest form of matter, earth! Land belongs not to one people, but to all people. This earth is not man’s home, but his tomb. It is for their tombs these men are fighting… But war is made for the satisfaction of men’s ambition; for the sake of worldly gain to the few, terrible misery is brought to numberless homes, breaking the hearts of hundreds of men and women!”
Great post and you have put it so well! Change begins with all of us as individuals and this made me think of the Mahatma Gandhi quote ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’
My heart aches when I think of all the things in this world that I have no control over, that cause people and animals such pain and suffering and unrest; the only thing that brings me some kind of internal peace is in me trying to make small differences every day in the life of someone or something else. Many small actions can make big differences.
We can joke that we wish for ‘world peace’ and it be such a huge lofty concept, but there’s so much truth in that wish. When we stop wishing and trying for such things we add to the problems.
Fabulous writing again…and I love your husband’s photos!
Oh when I think of Gandhi and the life of sacrifice and supreme standard he chose to live by, I think there is yet hope for humanity because see how just one man changed the course of history. So imagine what we all can do if we pulled our combined energies towards good works, justice and bringing more light into this world.
Never underestimate the power of a compassionate heart. I think Mothers have an extra dose of hope and strength embedded into us the day our little babies were born. Because deep down we want to leave our children a legacy of love, values and enduring goodness of a better world. Thank you for all that you do!
“When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content. Thoughts of love are constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness…. Do not think the peace of the world an ideal impossible to attain!” Abdul Baha
Such wonderful thinking behind this. I appreciate such thoughts and words going out into the world.
Thank you so much for your time and for this message. I visited your place and found it to be such a heartwarming place – indeed a place of a thousand hugs. Only Mothers can do that. What a full life, a safe secure home you have given to your children and now to your grandchildren and an ever widening circle your arms reach out. Thank you for such inspiration to a young mother like me. I will be back often to see you again! Many hugs, Sharon
I read this post and I feel that you don’t perceive yourself as a world changer. But when I read this post, I also see that you are already changing the world with every photo you share and every word you write. You are beyond amazing dear girl and your energy can be felt from the other side of the globe. I can personally attest to that! Big hugs to you honey. 🙂 Joanna
Mojo!!! It’s been a while and it’s good to catch up with you again dear girl! Thank you so much for coming over and for leaving me your trademark sunshine. Your legacy of building and nurturing a thriving wonderful family is a blessing to all. Big hugs back dear one! Sharon
Same to you lovely girl!!! I had the wonderful post and was thrilled to see another blogger discussing it in her own blog. Love that! Hope your family is doing well! Big hugs!! 🙂 Joanna
I just saw this quote yesterday and was moved by it “The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” John Maxwell. You,my dear, show the rest of us what this truly means. Thank you.
I will remember this very powerful quote. Still so much to learn and much growing up to do. Thank you so much for your very encouraging support. It means a lot to me. Hugs, Sharon
The pictures are amazing and your post even more amazing. I love your description of what world peace would look like. I’m in your corner and feel the longing to make a difference on this planet as you do.
Oh thank you Brenda. I am beyond grateful to have this wonderful opportunity to connect with so many others who yearn to make a difference. I do see your deep passion. May many be blessed through your work. Hugs, Sharon
YES! SHE’S BACK! I missed you, your wisdom, and your kindness! What a great post. There were many parts of it I loved but one of my favorites is:
■Religion will cease to be the cause of conflict and division in the world but the true essence of religion will bring the hearts of mankind together.
While I like the message and intent of the song “Imagine”, I believe that when John Lennon sang, “And no religion too” there was less wisdom in that phrase than in yours that I just quoted above. Way to go, dear lady!
Please give my compliments to your husband for the wonderful photographs!
I believe your posts serve humanKIND in profound ways. You inspire and help people to think about important things. You encourage and support. You have no idea how far the ripples of your kindness and wisdom will travel, or whose hearts and minds you may change in positive ways forever.
Please keep up the good work. The world needs you!
Russ 😀 I am blessed by you in so many ways! Thank you most of all for a life well-lived. The more I read your life story and how you built a strong loving family life over 30 years, the more I am grateful to know you. It might seem easier to dispense with religion seeing how far it has departed from its original essence and how much religious conflicts have torn the world. Yet, if we carefully study all religious tenets, we cannot but recognise its power to guide, teach and impart truth to the hearts of mankind. Thank you dear Russ for your wonderful encouragement and friendship. I will convey your compliments to my husband Sam. He’ll be most happy! Sharon
Each candle we light, each encouraging word we utter, each gesture of kindness we extend, each word of forgiveness we offer, each simple peaceful action we take, makes a difference. You have written a deeply moving piece here that will touch many lives! Bless you, Mark
My dear Mark, I am most grateful to be connected to someone who has really inspired me by your work, beliefs and dedicated efforts to bring unity and love to all humanity. Both my husband and I appreciate your work so much. Loving greetings from us.
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Hello there! I am unable to connect to your blog page. Thank you for reblogging this. With many warm greetings, Sharon
Wonderful words and portraiture…encouraging to hear so much spiritual hope in the face of so much turmoil around the world…
Dear Meryl, thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave me a message. I have loved connecting with you and will definitely be coming over to spend more time with you! Hugs, Sharon
for me… personally… the first building block for global peace is peace within ourselves….
That’s completely true. For how can we be agents of peace and change when we have no understanding of what that means on the inside? Peace is an overflow from within us. You are so very dear to me Carolina! Thinking of you with fondness, Sharon
Great message! 🙂 I think peace can definetly start from housewife :D, mother or any person, even children. We all either contribute or reduce the peace in the world. As a mother it is beyond measures the responsibility we have, we are raising future generations and I think if they have a seed of peace planted in them, we have done a huge contribution already. I do follow you, I also had this idea that I will make a difference in the world and I think we are, we just can not see it yet. Great things take time to build! Great blog. Love that I can feel warmth and personality in your post. Will definetly follow your blog.
Thank you so much for leaving me such a valuable feedback and a very warm welcome to the blog! I am always inspired to meet like-minded people like you. From your writing and blog I can see your passion and dedication to make a difference in the world. I completely agree with you this noble and wonderful responsibility we have as mothers to plant and nurture within our children seeds of peace. So very good to meet you and I look forward to getting to know you! With many hugs and warmest wishes for a great weekend with your family! Sharon
That was absolutely beautiful.
Dear Dani Lynn, thank you for reading this and sharing the same passion of peace. Sharon
Beautiful post. Perfect list. You sound like me as a little girl. What a huge heart you have. Thank you for sharing some of that love with us. Sam 🙂
My dearest Sam, tender hearts can move mountains. Just like you. I’m so glad I met someone like you. Thank you for always sharing from your heart. Sharon
You are right Sharon, we are all connected. And you are already making peace in the world. By creating it inside you and all around you, in your home, in your blog and wherever you are – you are already doing your part.
Ha en fin dag 🙂
I’m just going through my blog replies and found this precious note from you. Thank you so much Aditix for your kind words. I am glad I met you and your photos and peaceful words always bring warmth to my heart. Thank you for sending that peace out into the world. Hugs, Sharon
Wonderful post! I think you may inspired me to write a post on this topic.
Oh that would be wonderful Genie! I look foward to reading your thoughts on this topic. Have a great day! Sharon
This is a beautiful post and you are as qualified to speak on the subject as anyone else… World peace begins with us; how we treat each other on a daily basis. World peace is also about the little things we do to encourage each other not only when it benefits us but when others are hurting. You have touched on a vital subject and the work must start at home in our hearts and without the usual stupid prejudices that creates alienation and pettiness. Great post dear one! 🙂
My dear Elizabeth, I’m so sorry it took me so long to get back to you. Your words reveal your heart and your passion about the importance of unity, peace and universal brotherhood of humanity. And your blog is all about that – educating and inspiring us all beyond man-made boundaries and a prejudiced world-view. Thank you and I’m glad that we can work together in creating a more understanding, unified and peaceful world together. With much love, Sharon
Very important to help change the world for the better… It’s too bad that it’s not on the forefront of many peoples minds! Thanks for sharing and working towards the cause through your writing!
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Wise words and wonderful photographs. I’m looking forward to your follow up post.
That was absolutely awesome! Be the peace that you want in the world. We can only create a world of peace by fostering the peace that is within ourselves. Thank you Sharon .
You are truly a visionary… And your husband a wonderful photographer. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart for the world.
Thank you, Sharon, for your deeply moving post. And please pass my admiration to your husband – his photographs are captivating.
Dear Dave, so very good to hear from you! Please know your words mean a lot to me. I will certainly pass on your compliments to my husband – he’ll be happy to hear that I’m sure! Thank you so much for taking time to read this and for coming by this way to leave me a message. Happy Mid-summer…it’s raining here in Helsinki 😀 Sharon
And the days are shortening again…wishing we had some of your rain This is drought season in Texas.
I love this post! you are so much more than a ‘simple housewife’ ! If we only had politicians with as much sense and thought, the world would be a different place.
I agree though, it is up to each one of us to do what we can . Your ‘Housewife’s Perspective’ should be a charter for us all.
Those photos are super too. Please pass my appreciation on to your husband.
Love to you
Thank you for this post, and the stunningly beautiful photograph of the girl at the top. We must continue to address and live the points that you make. Some day there will be a tipping point. Everything that we do counts toward that goal. And, I truly believe that social media will be the earth’s savior. At some point all the connections we are forming will make the ultimate difference and the shift will come.
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Thank you for such an inspiring post, Also thank you for the likes over at onelifetimeblog 🙂 – Keep up the great work.
Great post Sharon!
I love the line that says “Peace is not just an absence of war but a state of mind. A tranquility from within each of us.”
How true that works peace starts within each of us.
(Thanks to Genie Speaks’ blog I was directed to thus post today. I’ll be back to read more of your blog as I really liked this post and your husband’s photos are brilliant!)
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Dear Sharon, I ‘shared’ this post on my FB. Love what you’re doing/writing! 🙂
Oh what an ideal World we would live in if all this were to come true. Collectively, I think people who desire peace, tolerance, love and kindness throughout can do a lot to change things, one step, one day at a time. This is one of the most inspiring posts I have read of late. It all sounds so reasonable, so sane and so obtainable. Perhaps we are dreamers but one can dream and dreams do come true. This is a wonderful post Sharon. 🙂 PS. When I was working in Law in Australia, we would call “housewives” “home managers” in legal documents. The “housewives” in this World have a lot of skill and knowledge and their value must never be underestimated.
You’re contribution is through this blog site and through your words, your amazing photography and through your desire for peace. The world itself will not change; what you seek is beyond this dimension. The world is perfect as it is, with all its hardships because we learn from our pain. From this harsh world we evolve into the dream that you have described. When are are all peaceful with this, we contribute to the peace. Thank you for your wonderful contribution.
I also feel a deep desire to make the world a better place. I think a lot of people do, but the desire gets lost in the day to day distractions of living, and the smallness that one can feel when thinking about such huge issues. It would be truly lovely to have the points you list realized. Thanks for a great post.