Cosmically conscious troubadour, gone too soon.
Cosmically conscious troubadour, gone too soon.
Today, December 8th, marks the 36th anniversary of the death of John Lennon. A man who strove for peace, both in his personal life and world wide, he ironically died a violent death by gunshot.
John taught us that instead of protesting war we should try to live our daily lives in peace, celebrate peace and even advertise peace! His vision of world peace was never far from his heart. I am posting this video in honor of John Lennon and U.S. Troops everywhere, with hopes that my government, the United States of America, will END its GREEDY AND INSANE war mongering.
Imagine Peace. Pray for Peace. Live in Peace.
Blessed Be 🙂
“If everyone practiced being themselves instead of pretending to be what they aren’t, there would be peace.” — John Lennon
John Lennon born Oct 9, 1940. Died Dec. 8, 1980
“Give Peace a Chance.”
Today, September 21, 2016 is the official International Day of Peace. However, if we really want peace (and rest assured, many DO NOT!) then we must be acting in terms of peace in our every day lives. This means: Breathe peace, think peace, BE peace.
My county, the U.S., has been at war for 13 years. My government spends about a trillion-billion-gazillion dollars on war. (Really, I daresay most economists could not even keep track of it. The numbers are too humongous for any human being to actually fathom.) So I come to the conclusion that my government must like war. Otherwise why spend all that money promoting it?
This perplexes me. I mean really? Really??
(PLEASE BE WARNED! Graphic pictures will follow! It ain’t pretty but it is REAL.)
They choose war. Therefore they choose this.
Not to mention THIS.
And of course THIS.
(Jeez, good thing I’m not being censored by Zuckerberg, eh?)
War is ugly. Nothing sleek nor stylish about it.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that war has never done any good and never will. Just study history and you will find this is true.
No one in their right mind would choose what I have just shown you. (Unless of course you were a Wall Street crony, far removed from such violence, and war was a guarantee that your stocks in Haliburton would shoot up and make you a gazillionaire.)
There is, however, a difference between being pro-peace and being anti-war. Pro-peace means putting our focus on PEACE. Anti-war means actually putting the focus on war, and therefore (inadvertently) creating MORE war. (That is why the ‘War on Drugs’ has created more drugs and the ‘War on Terror’ has created more terrorists. Have you noticed?)
Each of us, in our daily lives can choose to be peaceful. We can be more accepting, more patient and kinder. This may mean taking a step back. It may mean learning to accept someone who has a different belief system or lifestyle from your own. It may mean tuning out the snarky media who likes to promote hate and intolerance. It may mean getting more sleep, eating healthier food, learning to breathe, learning to love.
In the end, I trust that humankind do not really want to blow each other’s faces off. In the end, I trust that our planet has enough resources to go around with many untapped and more being discovered each day. If a trillion gazillion dollars can be spent on War, then the same amount can be spent on Peace. Gardens are cheaper than bombs. Serenity is cheaper than PTSD.
When John and Yoko did their commercial for peace, they called it ‘Bed Peace’ and spent a week in bed talking to the press about peace. (Note guitar, flowers and, oh yeah, hair 🙂 )
The idea was to get the media to actually focus on Peace (also music, love and nature) rather than War. To this day, I do not think the world has understood this concept — focusing on what we want, rather than what we do not want. John and Yoko urged us to ‘Give peace a CHANCE.’ Just step back and give it a chance. This is not some airy-fairy, hippie sh*t. Nor is it some pie in the sky dream. This CAN BE OUR REALITY.
I do not think humankind has given peace a chance. I think we are too busy believing the lies and the hype promoted from those that would like to control us.
But we can begin now to change our thinking and shift the paradigm that insists upon war.
Peace further explained:
My original post was going to be an angry rant. I had a picture of that very disturbed young man and my title was: “Who the f*ck sold him a gun?”
I am still wondering that. I mean — the guy was questioned by the FBI (more than once!) plus he was a bona-fide racist, homophobe, anti-Semite, misogynist, wife beater, connected to ISIS and the Boston bombers, a veritable powderkeg of terror… And they sold him a gun?? Really??
But I will contain my angry rant. It seemed as good a time as any to post this video, to remember this lesson, to actually take these words seriously:
Breathe peace. Know peace. Live peace.
Be the solution, not the angry rant 🙂
Orlando, we stand with you.