Tag: peace

  • Finding the Calm Sea in the Holiday Storm

    Family, lack of family–either one can be a cause of anxiety during the holiday season. Where the happy memories live, the loney ones also lurk around the corner and always seem to come visit this time of year, no matter how careful and festive the planning. What to give, whether to buy, and floods of commercial…

  • Perpetuate Peace, Good Will, Understanding among Nations -Veterans Day

    I ask myself the question every year on Veterans Day. What does it mean to me that my father had been a soldier in World War II? It is a day of reflection for me. But really, I ask the question not only on that day, but on Memorial Day and many other days in…

  • International Peace Day and Sunday Morning in Brooklyn NYC

    A special day of peace is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, International Non-Violence Day. For the birthday, the Dalai Lama commented that non-violence is always important in our day to day lives, not just around the world. Peace begins within, then at home doing what we can for ourselves, in the community, and then in the world I think.

  • Remember, Remember Me

    On holidays more than on other days the voices of my relatives come back to me saying, “Remember, remember me”. Memorial Day holiday here in the US is a long weekend and national holiday. While it heralds the beginning of summer for some, it is a solemn remembrance of soldiers who served in war for many others. The…

  • Love Hate Relationships and the Hidden Bias in Compassion

    Have you ever had a love-hate relationship? A recent talk by the Dalai Lama captured on video focuses on defining genuine compassion and touches on the origins of love or hate in a relationship. I embed it here today where I am trying to focus on thoughts of a peaceful future.