Contemplating.

Contemplating.
Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Mag - 2- November 2014


"The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn." - Gloria Steinem



THE MAG




Image credit:  Dick Blick Art
Magpie Tales


Who brings a flower to a gun fight?

Anyone willing to dissolve darkness
with light
resolve hatred with kindness
 unconditionally,
with love.


Imagine what musings transpired, when these three scholarly women had their afternoon tea interrupted by thoughts on war.

Abigail, Agatha and Anne's
Thoughts on War
back in the day

"People who fight with fire usually end up with ashes." - Abigail Van Buren

"One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one." - Agatha Christie

"Make no judgments where you have no compassion."  Anne McCaffrey



Thoughts on War from voices of Today

"Take all the rules away.  How can we live if we don't change?" - Beyonce

"Prescribe Peace, not war."  Katy Perry

"Whatever we are waiting for, peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance, it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart." -  Sarah Ban Breathnach




16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

humankind will never stop fighting.

elaine said...

Unfortunately it has always been with us and sadly always will be

humbird said...

Love your peaceful thoughts and quotes.
Thanks for always commenting :)x

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Reminds me of a song...
~

JJ said...

After all these years, I finally agree with something Gloria Steinem said (Of course, I'm sure that's not what she meant).

War is an absolutely absurd way to settle human differences.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Be assured that all suffering will end soon enough. Although, not soon enough for "my" comfort.

RA Berks said...

Interesting!...stuff to think about!

Cloudia said...

You preach it up one side of the street, and I'll down t'other, sister!

Just excellent post, K!




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= . <3

Kutamun said...

You should be President , my dear ...

kaykuala said...

So long as greed and self-interest occupy the twisted minds of leaders the underlings are goaded to war. Great quotes and references Karen!

Hank

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

There is so much sadness around us. I always wonder why one would choose sadness over happiness, anger over harmony, war over peace.

keiths ramblings said...

Why, oh why?

Filip and Kristel said...

Dat is wel een krachtige foto voor vrede in plaats van oorlog.

Groetjes,
Filip

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Love the quotes Karen! "Who brings a flower to a gun fight?" No wonder I don't go to gun fights. Ha ha!

consciouscacophony said...

Beautiful thoughts and it's too bad that there are still gun fights....if everyone just brought flowers, maybe there wouldn't be.

Tess Kincaid said...

Oh yes...