Imagine by John Lennon and More Inspiration for The New Year-Part 2
As the year is coming to an end, what better time to focus on peace and change for ourselves and the betterment of humanity.
This is the second part of my "Moments With Inspiring Movie Flashes and Poetry- Part 1" where I shared my own poetry and my lifemate's poetry flash.
I am sharing different music videos that can be listened on a lazy day and perhaps inspire you to create your own changes, or if not, then at least relax you.
Imagine- John Lennon
Peace I am aware cannot be accomplished overnight, the human condition pretty much show us this, and its discouraging at times to see that basically mankind has continued with the conflicts that are centuries old.
Yes, I am a dreamer, and at times a doer; altough I am not a Mary Poppins, or a Saint, I try to contribute to the consciousness of our world by having peace in my heart and therefore in my home, and in turn I am generally very peaceful towards family, friends and strangers, but in order to experience this, I made personal changes by letting go of what no longer worked for me.
As Lao Tzu said, we need to start with ourselves. One person at a time, can create change.
"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.
If there is to be peace in the cities, There must be peace between neighbors.
If there 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."
--- Lao Tzu (570-490 B.C.)
Tell Me Why-Declan Galbraith
I admit, I had never heard of this singer, who is English of Scottish-Irish origin; my lifemate shared it with me this morning, and I was moved to tears! He was only 10 years old in this clip (he is now 18) and sings with passion, as he asks the questions mankind has often asked, why is there suffering, why is there need and what can we do to help?
Michael Jackson - Man In The Mirror
Disregarding Michael Jackson's eccentric ways, (and nose) I find him a powerful performer, with yet another reminder that to make a change in the world we need to make a change within ourselves.
As Ghandi said: "Be the change, you wish to see in the world"
Words of true wisdom.
BOB DYLAN - Blowing in the Wind
This song has been described as a protest song, but the lyrics does not preach, or suggest a course of action; it lets the listener listen to the philosophical questions and come to his own answers, which are blowing in the wind - near you, your heart.
The same message of peace has been repeated worldwide for thousands of years, by spiritual leaders to philosophers (well most) and yet we still don't get it, but one day I assume we will, if not in this generation then in another one. I know... I am hopeful as many others on the path of peace are.
Thank you all for being with me through Hubpages during 2008. You are an amazing group of writers, I learned much from you.
May the New Year bring everyone love, joy, abundance and the "peace, that passes all understanding."
- Audio Meditations for Finding Inner Peace
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- Peace Meditation - Beliefnet.com
We invite you to spend a few minutes experiencing our peace meditation, inspired by monk, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. The Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master worked tirelessly for peace, especially during the Vietnam War.
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