2022-07 The Peacemakers

July 2022
Mandala of the Month

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“If you want to bring
the world closer to peace,
be a peacemaker
by creating peace whenever you can.
If you find yourself engaged
in an argument
that only stirs anger in the heart,
quickly make peace and carry on.” 

— Suzy Kassem

“The planet does not need
more successful people.
The planet desperately needs
more peacemakers, healers, restorers,
storytellers and lovers of all kinds.”

— Dalai Lama

“As I have said, the first thing is
to be honest with yourself.
You can never have
an impact on society
if you have not changed yourself…
Great peacemakers are all people
of integrity, of honesty,
but humility.”

— Nelson Mandela

This month’s MotM encourages us to be the peacemakers whenever and wherever possible. This does not mean that we are wallflowers or encourage codependency or make ourselves victims. No, this is about being present in our own personal power with a dash of empathy, a dash of compassion, a dash of understanding, a dash of kindness, a dash of silence, a dash of courage, and a big dash of peace all coming from within. This takes practice and patience with ourselves and with others.

So where do we begin? When we set our intention to be peacemakers, we first need to start with ourselves. And here’s the fascinating thing, when we start with ourselves and begin find greater peace within ourselves, we begin find greater peace in the world around us. Which, if we think about it, makes it so much easier because in reality all we need do is work on one person (ourselves) instead of 7+ billion.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

Let there be peace on earth,
and let it begin with me.

Blessings,

Maureen
The Mandala Lady

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