Thursday, January 19, 2012

Imagine


Imagine …

All the people …

Imagine peace … sometimes I do … I sit and I meditate on peace, trying so hard to see what it would look like … what the world would be without weapons, fear and hate … I see a beautiful world, with rich red soil and lush vegetation … and under a large tree, sit all of the world peace leaders … meditating and teaching us all by their example… I see a world where no one’s ego needs to satisfied by power, where there is no poverty, where one nation helps another because its just the right thing to do …  

And then I wake up and realize that there will never be world peace … that the human race is always ready, willing and able to hate and to fight …

We are such a sorry species … but I will continue to Imagine, continue to meditate and hope for peace.

A winter rainbow ... peace in a storm ...

Jenny Matlock

18 comments:

It's All Connected said...

I feel the same. We will evolve or perish. I don't think we can afford to continue the way we are and have anything survive! ~ Maureen

anitamombanita said...

I think this is a good thing to imagine...if you can imagine it, you can help make it so, also. It starts in small ways with each of us. Keep the faith!

Pondside said...

Just imagine - if we all imagined peace!

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful rainbow! ☺

Judie said...

Different species of animals have found peace--like the elephant who became best friends with a dog, and a lioness, who instead of killing a baby dear-like animal, nurtured it when its mother died. She did this NOT ONCE, but several times. Maybe the animals know something we don't.

Izzy said...

wonderful photo - love the caption "peace in a storm"

Birgit said...

What a thoughtful "I" post -- just perfect!

Mary said...

Peace is my special word for 2012!
That is a beautiful rainbow!!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Thanks so much for visiting my Shabby Cottage! Really love your blog and the photo of the rainbow. Warm hugs, Esther

Lynn Stevens said...

If only all the world could come together ,I dream of peace to my friend.
Hugs Lynn

Steph said...

We are a sorry species some times; so amazing in form, creative in mind, gifted in talents, able to love ... and we (i) can be so self-focused and hurtful. It is sad that we as people can strive after power and choose to do terrible wrong. i'm sure this breaks God's heart. i love rainbows.

Cheryl said...

You know I agree with all of this 100%. I can't help wondering when the human race will bottom out and wake up to the fact that life is wasted without peace.

H said...

On a macro level, I agree with you. On a more personal level, there are people who dedicate themselves to peace and live life accordingly. Pity the world can't live like the best individuals!

Splendid Little Stars said...

certainly a thing to contemplate, to dream of, to hope for. Please keep dreaming.
love your photo! the perfect illustration.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I would love to have your imagination. A world without hate would be a wonderful thing. If we eliminated hate we might be able to eliminate war.

Sue C said...

A beautiful photo and caption. I agree with everything you say.

There may not be peace in our lifetime, BUT ...I feel empowered knowing that I can create peace in my small part of the world, and I reach out to give a touch of peace to others. Kindness begets kindness, and if we all pay it forward, who knows what may happen!

KDL said...

Someday it will be...and we should work toward that end.

Jenny said...

What a beautiful post Jo.

It makes me sad and hopeful and thoughtful and weepy...all at once!

Wouldn't it be an amazing world if everyone could put aside their differences and work toward this?

Thanks for such a thoughtful link for the letter I.

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