Thoughts of #Peace | TINA FRISCO

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In light of the discord going on in many parts of the world, I wanted to share this most enlightening and thought provoking post by my wise and compassionate friend, who I like to think of as the ‘voice of reason’, Tina Frisco.

 

“We are what we think” – Tina Frisco

 

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Our thoughts and prayers are with
our sisters and brothers in London ❤

 

The hatred evidenced by terrorist attacks around the world could easily be met with equal hatred, should we allow it. But how would that identify and inform us as a species? What would that do to the hearts and minds of individuals as well as society? What do we want to teach our children, and what kind of world do we want to leave them?

 

It is a challenge to keep our hearts open amid such unconscionable acts of violence. Yet it is our only hope of survival. Meeting these despicable acts with an equal amount of aggression could lead to our annihilation in this nuclear age. At the very least, it could alter our consciences and consciousness to a degree beyond repair. And that is as unacceptable as the terrorist act itself.

 

Fire cannot be fought with fire. We know this. Yet our species persists in its futile attempt to meet hatred with hatred, aggression with aggression, terror with terror. However, hope is skirting the horizon ~ fragile in its element but tenacious in its intent. Whether or not it will rise with tomorrow’s sun will be determined by our actions today.

 

I’m reminded of Dorothy Bryant’s book, The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You. The village folk circle a woman being raped. They neither interfere nor intervene but simply stand in witness of this heinous act. The perpetrator not only cannot continue, but also comes face to face with his salacious fear. When he realizes he has been forgiven, his heart opens and he is transformed.

 

The Kin of Ata by Dorothy Bryant

Some might call this a miracle. Yet if we consider the collective unconscious, we might see this in a different light. Instead of intervention from an outside source ~ no matter how beneficent the being ~ we realize it is a manifestation of our unified thought. We are what we think, and energy follows in kind.

 

Although I was raised Roman Catholic, I follow an eclectic spiritual path. I hold the avatars and bodhisattvas in my heart, and one in particular now comes to mind: Jesus Christ. Regardless of whether history is to be believed, the story of Jesus’ passion sets an example that sorely needs to be remembered, if not emulated. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
If we understand that all negative emotions and behavior originate from fear, we might be more inclined to err on the side of compassion. . . . Continue Reading

 

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  1. Deb, I am so honored you shared this. I am also pleased ~ not for myself, but for the dispersing of the message. To hold peace in our hearts, we must be centered within a divine equilibrium. This is a challenge amid the chaos prevalent in today’s world, but it is not impossible and it is imperative to our survival. Hugs to you, my special friend, my sister of the heart ?

    1. The world can never have enough thoughts on peace and I thought now was a particularly good time to spread the word. <3 Sister of the heart.

      1. It is, Deb. Bless you ?

  2. Hi Debbie – we must keep peace at the forefront of our thoughts … and be kind. Fascinating book Tina has shared – with another way to look at peaceful thoughts rather than anger, or rage … we need these different aspects at this time in our lives. Thanks – Hilary

    1. Hi Hilary. We absolutely do need to recognize these aspects, that’s why I felt it was a good time to share this inspirational piece by Tina. 🙂 Thank you for visiting. 🙂

    2. Thank you for your lovely comment, Hilary. I’m delighted that The Little Soul and the Sun spoke to you ?

  3. I’ve considered hiding under a rock, or in a tree, lately. Just too much ugliness going on.

    1. Sadly, you are right. That’s why Tina’s post resonated. 🙂

    2. We all need a break at times, Jacqui ~ respite for the mind and spirit ?

  4. My sincere thanks to everyone who comments here. For some reason, WP isn’t pulling up comments so that I can reply to each individually. Guess the gremlin is acting up again. In the spirit of this post, I’ve decided to go with the flow and be at peace with technology’s many glitches 🙂 ?

    1. As soon as this comment posted, all of the others magically appeared! A lesson in letting go 🙂

      1. 🙂 🙂 <3

    2. You’re doing just fine my friend. <3 xx

    3. Hi Tina, yes I have lots of comments too not being received back .. Sending LOVE your way.. xx

      1. Thank you, Sue. Love and blessings back to you ♥

  5. Always the glitches. Blogger/Blogspot is more troublesome, but WordPress has it’s hassles too. There are some sites I simply cannot comment on. I can’t like posts from my desktop, no matter what I do–only from my smartphone. Oh well. I mention this because I couldn’t submit a comment on Tina’s site because of sign in problems. So here’s a comment. 🙂

    Fear and thoughts of revenge are two poor motivators for responses to the prospects of violence. We fear those we deem as “other”–dehumanizing them and making preventive violence acceptable. We assume and movies or books portray revenge (righteous violence) as acceptable–giving us a feeling of schadenfreude or that someone or group has received what they deserved for their evil. But of course, as the vehicle of someone’s karmic rewards, we are not off the hook for our own violence. They may have it coming, but we don’t have to be the ones who give it to them.

    Understanding, dialogue and compassion are the essential paths to a peaceful human existence. We must all live on this same planet. It’s the only way forward.

    1. John, it seems to be an ongoing issue with different people at different times encompassing issues commenting. But I agree, speaking personally, Blogspot is the more difficult of the two.
      You hit the key, understanding dialogue and compassion are essential in order to live on this same planet. 🙂

    2. John, I always appreciate your insights. Your comment would make an excellent prologue to my article! Thanks so much for sharing. And kudos for outsmarting the WP gremlin 🙂 ?

  6. Thanks for sharing, Debby. This is definitely a thought-provoking post! 🙂

    1. Tina is so good at that – making us think. 🙂

    2. Thank you, Marsha ?

      1. You are welcome. 🙂

  7. I missed this one the first time around. Thanks for sharing. <3 Hugs.

    1. Thank you Diana. <3

    2. Thanks, Diana ?

  8. This post also touched me deeply Debby when Tina posted it and I also did a reblog at the time.. And deserves more attention. For it holds great Wisdom from Tina..
    🙂 <3

    1. Our friend Tina is full of great wisdom. Definitely, words to be shared around. 🙂 <3

      1. Indeed she has xx

    2. Thank you so much, Sue. You and Debby are a blessing in my life, and in the lives of many ??

      1. 🙂 And do not forget your own contribution dear Tina.. Much Love back xxx ??

        1. What a lovely thing to say, my friend. Thank you ♥

  9. An extraordinarily beautiful post worth sharing!

    1. Absolutely my thoughts Terri. 🙂 x

    2. Thank you, dear friend Terri ?

  10. Great post, Debby. I totally agree. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for reading Norah. 🙂

    2. Thank you, Norah ?

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