Friday, August 27, 2010

Charles Swindoll

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes”

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Friday, August 20, 2010

If someone criticizes me, I am not any less because of that. It is not criticism of me, but critical thinking from him. He is expressing his thoughts and feelings, not my being.

Hugh Prather

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ONE PEACE 2010 Celebrates the UN International Day of Peace

The third annual ONE PEACE event celebrating the United

Nations International Day of Peace, will present two visually stunning films at the Livonia Civic Center Library on Tuesday, September 21st from 6 - 9 p.m.

The program will begin with, “The Awakening Universe,” a short film by award-winning writer and filmmaker Neal Rogin, and Drew Dellinger. This beautiful film takes the viewer on the ultimate journey —from the birth of the universe, through the arising of galaxies, the formation of the earth, the emergence of life, and finally to the development of human consciousness. Using awe-inspiring images and a sweeping original score, this amazing film shows how science, spirit and ancient wisdom are all converging, revealing an entirely new context for human life.

The next film, “Visions of a Universal Humanity,” is the second movie in the award-winning Humanity Ascending Documentary Series produced by the Foundation for Conscious Evolution. In this riveting film, futurist Barbara Marx Hubbard brings together some of the finest minds of our time, including world renowned physicist Freeman Dyson, biologist Bruce Lipton, scholar Jean Houston and others who present cutting edge perspectives on humankind's potential to create a positive future for the earth. The film was inspired by a personal experience Hubbard had many years ago. “I felt every basic social system shift simultaneously as innovations and
breakthroughs seemlessly connected,” she said. “We are all members of one living planetary body—our story is the birth of a new humanity.”

The evening will be hosted by ONE PEACE, a local non-profit group dedicated to bringing people together to help spread peace throughout the world. This event is a rare opportunity for participants to experience beauty, inspiration, hope, awe, intellectual stimulation and mind-expanding possibilities.

Open to the public. $5.00 Donation Appreciated. Come early and browse the tables. Films will be available for sale. This is the third year the Citizens for Peace is sponsoring the ONE PEACE event. Please join us.

Contact: Colleen Mills
Phone: (734) 425-0079

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Take my hand
We will walk
We will only walk
We will enjoy are walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere
Walk peacefully
Walk happily
Our walk is a peace walk
Our walk is a happyiness walk

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe

when we feel in us enough safety.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Peace to You and Yours with Love

Saturday, August 07, 2010

"When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the message he is sending."

Thich Nhat Hanh

Peasce to You and Yours with Love
2nd Annual Vegetarian Potluck Tuesday, August 10th!!

Join us for our Second Annual Vegetarian Potluck on Tuesday, August 10th at 6:30 pm.
There will be lots of healthy, delicious vegetarian food to enjoy as we think about the impact of the consumption of meat in the US. Bring a dish to share or make a donation.
We will view the talk Ocean Robbins gave at last year's Peace Alliance Conference in DC. Ocean founded YES (Youth for Environmental Sanity) when he was only 16!
See you Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Stopping Nukes, Stopping Wars

Phyllis Bennis will be the keynote speaker at the annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki event on Thursday, August 5th at 7:30 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 143 Albany, Ferndale
(3 blocks south of W. Nine Mile, west side of Woodward). We are cosponsoring this event. The indoor program will be followed by a Peace Walk in downtown Ferndale.