International Day of Peace

On this International Day of Peace, let us be reminded of speaking to each other kindly, thinking uplifting and kindly thoughts to ourselves and others.

Let us pause a moment in our hectic lives to pray for peace in our troubled world.  You do not need to be religious, just offer your peace to the world.

Find within yourself something to forgive yourself for; it may be something that you have done to yourself that was not wise, forgive that.  It may be something that you have done to others, forgive that.  It may be something someone has done to you, forgive that.  With forgiveness you have the chance to move forward leaving past baggage where it belongs – in the past. This will bring peace.

From forgiveness springs peace.  From peace, we can grow further in our lives and enrich the lives of others around us.

Will your thoughts of peace today be overriding and enveloping your words, thoughts and deeds?  Only  you can  make it so.

Will your prayer for world peace have any effect, yes it will, because in joining with others who also will be thinking, praying for world peace there will be change?  We may not see it, hear it or feel it, but we have the power to want it and will it.

Today let us practice compassion with out reservation, let us individually practice peace to all we meet, let it be our choice to do so.

Then, when you have filled the day, your mind, your thoughts, your statements, your actions with the peace you will know peace.

Happy International Peace Day to all.


3 Power words


These thoughts are taken from one of the six books I am currently reading, “Conversations with God” by Neale Walsch book one. The emphases are mine.



The HIGHEST THOUGHT is always that thought which contains JOY.


The CLEAREST WORDS are those words which contain TRUTH.


The GRANDEST FEELING is that feeling called LOVE.




May they be your constant companions on your life walk,  have a blessed day.




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Food for thought……


Spiritual. Transcendental. Serenity. Prayer. Mystical. Consciousness. Faith. These are words we have all heard, but what do they mean in “real” life? These words seem nonsensical to some people. Beyond our current understanding is a grand fullness which is the unseen essential. The unseen essential is everything yet described, which science feverishly works daily to uncover. If you don’t believe in God, then the God concept is simply a great placeholder for everything unexplained and that we don’t know, which is exponentially more than what we do know. The unseen essential can be felt in your bones, in your teeth and the hair on your neck. It whispers in the hollows of your chest and gut. The unseen essential is the enormity of mystery in every element of you; from your physiology to your psychology — it is all which is perplexingly, indescribably and awe-inspiringly — you. Beyond the narrow sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum that our crude instruments can detect and “sense,” there is a vast circular continuum of greater unknowns awaiting our discovery. We know there is more so we are open to more, and this is a good attitude of openness for both science and spirituality. Like the mysteries of the deep ocean or space, there are mysteries in the depths of consciousness. Mysticism and her metaphors reach to understand the enigma of self and universe; like poetry — spirituality bridges the gap between the forms and the formless, for spirituality can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths beyond our perception. Spirituality strives to touch those unknown forms the mind cannot yet grasp. Each person is a vast territory of undiscovered mystery as nebulous and uncharted as the deepest oceans and expanses of space. Life itself is a universe of mystery. Only an open mind and heart can receive knowledge of the great mysteries of life and self. You can hear the whispers if you are open to hear and if you listen closely.

Bryant McGill

The Whirlpool

The well-written article on depression is shared here for you to ponder, we often read of what it is like, and certainly many of us experience depression in many ways but it never hurts to look at other perspectives to our own.  Please enjoy this contribution by clicking on The Whirlpool below.

As my Facebook feed filled with people mourning the death of Robin Williams, seemingly by his own hand, I thought back to a conversation I had with my psychiatrist less than a week ago. I only see …

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Grief -an old guys perspective

This piece of well-written wisdom is circulating the internet.  The author long lost to us, as so often sadly happens after an article becomes public.  It is a wise way to help reframe some of our thoughts about the challenges that face us today.  I would like to share it with you, for those who may not have seen it.