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Sunday, June 23, 2013
Contribution to Peace
My dear friend Lisa and I attended a peace meditation in the Peace Garden at Rosicrucian Park in San Jose today (a fitting thing to end the summer solstice weekend, don't you think?) and ran into some friends from the Egypt trip (Hi, Carlos! Hi, Jacquie! Hi, Monica!) and made a new friend, Cassie. This was a powerful ceremony because we were reminded that all wars are fought by humanity's "lesser instinct" to control--to take another's possessions, or to impose their culture or religion on others, or to seize control for some other political reason. We were then asked to reflect upon the ways in which we all "war" with others in our own daily lives, in even the smallest of ways. We then concluded by meditating on the following: