Last night I turned off the news. But what to do to stop perseverating on all that negativity so I can move to a place of hope? I came upstairs to my room my grandchildren have named The Angel Room (no T.V.). I sat in the silence, thinking of people who suffering and surrounding them with light. Soon the entire universe was filled with light and I saw the possibility of a peaceful world. I know this won’t become an instant reality, but I believe in the possibility, at least person by person, situation by situation.
As someone who has consciously longed for silence, solitude and simplicity for the past ten years, it is becoming clear that I must intentionally practice what I long for. If deeds are manifested by thoughts and words, as I believe they are, I had better get busy manifesting peace and love.