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Peace on Earth

As 2020 draws to a close, perhaps Peace is the thing for which we most pray right now. 2020 has been a year of turmoil, confusion, and fear. It’s not just that the world is a mess. Our inner peace has been turned on its ear by a virus called COVID-19.

As Siddhārtha Gautama said, “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” Yes, peace begins with each of us. If we do not somehow find our own inner peace in this turbulence, then we are contributing to the collective angst.

We are the power that will create change. There is no one coming to save us; we must save ourselves. That is the whole point to this extreme growth period in which humanity finds itself.

Rather than praying for “deliverance”, ask for strength, knowledge, wisdom, courage, and most of all a way to find your own inner peace to deal with the outer chaos. Then you will walk in the world feeling balanced and with intention to be a spark of light that helps to create change and peace for humanity.

Align peacefully with your own wisdom and light, and trust that you will know the right things to do.

For those readers who celebrate it tomorrow, wishing for you a Christmas Day of great joy, abundance, love, and sharing with your family and friends. May we all partake of these gifts in the coming days ahead.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and right doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ~ Rumi

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace.” ~ John Lennon


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Peace on Earth © Susan L Hart 2020

Leave it Richer

“Leave the world richer.” These wise words are just a small snippet of the Eleanor Roosevelt quote below. Reading only the snippet, one might think she meant leave the world having accumulated the maximum financial wealth we can. Service to self. Who can blame us, really? That’s how our society has trained us to think about success.

But no, take a moment to scroll and read the entire quote. Mrs. Roosevelt meant we should aspire to leave this world knowing we contributed something positive to it, that it’s a better place because we visited here for awhile.

Think of the world we would create if we all embraced that thought….



Leave it Richer © Susan L Hart 2020

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More Inspirational Quotes:

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
~ Socrates

“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively”
~ Bob Marley

“Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”
~ Bob Marley

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness.”
~ Anne Frank

Free Your Love

Infinite love already exists in everything that is alive, including you and me. Our love lessons are about removing the obstacles to love. They teach us out how to access, express, and live it. That is, if we choose to learn.

This can feel difficult in a world that is expressing so much dissension and “un-love”. But each of us is a potential key to healing it.

Fear, anger, prejudice… we employ a myriad of padlocks to hold our love hostage. Every experience around love is an opportunity for self-examination. Our souls desire to learn how to love better.

Consider that perhaps the high tension in the world right now is a challenge to each of us to work on unlocking our own love. Together, we can collectively unleash a world of love that has never been seen before.



Inspirational Quotes:

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
― Anais Nin

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
― Mother Teresa

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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Free Your Love © Susan L Hart 2020

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Hierarchy empire,
kings and queens
in days of yore
ruled the peasants
with iron fist,
wrung the gold
from slaves’ sweat,
their inherent
birthrights stolen

“That was in
ancient times,”
I hear your retort,
but no, wake up!
See the deceit,
game is in play,
want-to-be kings
shroud their decrees,
money buys power,
little pawns weep.


Checkmate © Susan L Hart 2020

Our Choices, Our Voices

We all agree on certain human moral laws, that stealing, cheating, murdering, etc are bad. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

But beyond that, when it becomes mandatory that we all think and behave exactly the same way, we are entering Orwellian territory. Good behavior in a society should be grown from the inside out, not the other way around. We are human beings, not cookies cut out with a mold.

If we are not happy with our society, forcefulness and control are not going to fix it. Humanity sorely needs a spiritual awakening here on planet Earth. It begins with each of us, inside out. You have choices and you have a voice. As Roy T. Bennett says, “Choose wisely.”

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

Related Hart Haiku post: Singular | You Are



Our Choices, Our Voices © Susan L Hart 2020

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