Life demands that we continue, keep going...focus on the good in our lives...magnify that (gratitude)....we can not look to the past...it is with us everyday but the present moment is what we must cultivate and be aware of...and if we do then there is no sorrow.
We can honor our ancestors, our loved ones and all those who have gone before us in this present moment.
Creating peace with in (through gratitude and compassion for self and others) and giving it sharing it with others that is the only way to honor those who have gone before us.
It is only as easy as we allow it to be...the key is simply one step, one moment, one day at a time.
Just for today.... I honor my ancestors, I honor myself and I honor you Beloved.
Although attempting to bring about world peace through the internal transformation of individuals is difficult, it is the only way...Peace must first be developed within an individual. And I believe that love, compassion, and altruism are the fundamental basis for peace.
Once these qualities are developed within an individual, he or she is then able to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. This atmosphere can be expanded and extended from the individual to his family, from the family to the community and eventually to the whole world.--The Dalai Lama, in his Foreword to Thich Nhat Hanh's "Peace is Every Step."
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