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“Let It Begin With Me”

May 9, 2016

Well said and timely, @RonnieMcBrayer

Ronnie McBrayer

peaceIn the summer of 1955, singer-songwriter Sy Miller and wife Jill Jackson, introduced a song to a group of teenagers at a California mountain retreat. This multi-cultural group, purposely chosen because of their diversity, was the first to hear and sing what would become an American standard: “Let there be peace on earth,” the familiar song starts, “and let it begin with me.”

Maybe it is hackneyed phrase, bordering on corny, yet its truth remains. Peace begins with the individual; it begins with you and with me. There is no chance of peace coming to “the world” until individuals choose that path for themselves. Certainly it is a path. As Gandhi said often, “There is no path to peace. Peace is the path.”

That is, if you want peace – for yourself, for those you love, and for the world around you – then be peaceful. Engage in those practices that…

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