December 6, 2017

Peace, Let There Be Peace

Posted in Compassion tagged , , , , , , at 8:10 am by kellyfdennis

Discover a New Day logo smallWhere there is hatred, sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.-St. Francis of Assisi

A Sioux Story- “My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone. Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person.

“You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said.

“Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.”

May your ripples be those of Peace.

 

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