And some don’t?
I was inspired this evening by reading the words about peace below. They came from a blog called Heavenletters that I read once in a while.
They made me think about peace, as well as love, as well as willingness or motivation. Please read on after the quote.
“Peace is not something you plead for. Peace is something you give. It is that simple. You give peace. You send peace. You beget peace.
Peace is not a decision. It is an awareness on which a decision can be based, a decision to go by your essential nature.
You do not always feel love, yet you are love.”
This afternoon I was assisting 7th grade students in a science class. They were reviewing the questions of a test they took four days prior. Their regular teacher was away for the day and a substitute with apparent mobility issues was sitting behind the desk. She couldn’t go around the class and I did, as I usually do.
I help those students who ask for help or who are receptive. Shall I say, receptive to my energy?
At some point, I came across a young woman. She was diligently working on her test, reviewing each answer and answering the question as to why she got such or such answer wrong. I could sense her motivation, helped her out and spent time correcting the small English mistakes she made. Not using the correct tense in her explanation for example.
She was really “into the experience” and seemed appreciative for the assistance I provided. She made my heart smile. Her name is Ruby, by the way.
I asked myself, why is it that she seems so willing to learn while other students would prefer to play games or goof around, given the opportunity?
Of course, there are a myriad of factors that could explain her positive attitude, starting with the attention—and possible gentle push—she may receive at home. Yet, there may be something about her essential nature as well.
Recall the sentence above, “Peace is not a decision. It is an awareness on which a decision can be based, a decision to go by your essential nature.”
And so we come full circle, dear friends, with the question I posed. Why is it that some people breathe peace and love, and some don’t?
And why is it that some students are willing to learn from the mistakes they made in a test, and some don’t?
Perhaps our attitude toward peace and love has a direct connection with our willingness to learn—and to learn from our mistakes. I mean, the ones we experience in life—a life which, often, turns out to be a test!
What do you think?
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Topic: Why is it that some people breathe peace and love?
Time: Oct 6, 2022 04:00 PM Eastern Time