Thanks to Jacqueline at A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales for this week’s prompt https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2016/11/30/prompt-all-new-writers-quote-challenge/ , which is the simple quote of peace below. We all want peace in our lives, but how much peace do we contribute to others in our own little ways?
BE THE PEACE THAT YOU SEEK – FIL TRIBBLE
If we are not at peace with ourselves first, then how can we extend that peacefulness to others? The answer is easy; we cannot. In my humble opinion, the way to be at peace with ourselves is to LIVE TRUE TO YOURSELF, AND HAVE A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.
Below I’ve found some quotes by famous people which I think fit in with this week’s challenge:
- ‘You cannot find peace by avoiding life.’ Virginia Woolf.
- ‘Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.’ Gautama Buddha.
- ‘Peace begins with a smile.’ Mother Teresa.
- ‘Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, Man himself will not find peace.’ Albert Schweitzer.
- ‘Learning to distance yourself from all the negativity is one of the greatest lessons to achieve inner peace.’ Roy T. Bennett.
This quote below by Peter David (Tigerheart) says it all really:
‘That was when it was all made painfully clear to me. When you are a child, there is joy. There is laughter. And most of all, there is trust. Trust in your fellows. When you are an adult…then comes suspicion, hatred, and fear. If children ran the world, it would be a place of eternal bliss and cheer. Adults run the world; and there is war, and enmity, and destruction unending. Adults who take charge of things muck them up, and then produce a new generation of children and say, “The children are the hope of the future.” And they are right. Children are the hope of the future. But adults are the damnation of the present, and children become adults as surely as adults become worm food. Adults are the death of hope.’