We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Walk for Peace is the theme for the September 2017 Sunrise Walk
In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly declared an International Day of Peace. This is otherwise known as World Peace Day. The official day is September 21. All over the world and in our own country, there are events to bring community together dedicated to commemorating and strengthening ideals of peace.
Below are a series of steps that you can reflect on as you approach this walk for peace. What better way to find change in our selves as the natural world moves towards changing to Autumn.
Practice Peace Within
In Gandhi’s March to the Sea, he first wanted people to find personal transformation. What path have you been on? Walking on such a path is an emptying. How do you find peace within yourself?
Can this peace stay with you as you walk?
Practice Peace in your Community
The Dalai Lama speaks of kindness as a basic daily action we can all practice. Each day, we have the chance to greet our family, neighbors, and others in our community, finding a place of common goals, goodwill and understanding.
Can you walk holding this peace for your community?
Practice Peace in the World
Desmond Tutu speaks of the great action of forgiveness for those who injured you. Can your walk recognize the hurt and the forgiveness of both your personal needs and of the larger world? Is it possible to walk the walk of Desmond Tutu and embrace these difficult situations?
Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
~ Desmond Tutu
Let’s do a little bit of good and Walk for Peace
Let your feet on the earth be the imprint of your intention for Peace. Let’s walk together and send the message of Peace to All.
Please join us for our Walk for Peace at the Laguna de Santa Rosa on September 21, 2017. Please let us know that you will be a part of our early morning walk by filling out the form below. Remember that Peace can be in every step.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Peace in Every Step,