Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Give Peace a Chance


Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, TagismThis-ism, that-ism, ism ism ism
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
(C'mon)
Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout Minister, Sinister, Banisters and Canisters,Bishops, Fishops, Rabbis, and Pop Eyes, Bye bye, Bye byes
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
(Let me tell you now)
Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout Revolution, Evolution, Masturbastion, Flagellation, Regulation, Integrations, mediations, United Nations,, congratulations
All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
Ev'rybody's talkin' 'bout John and Yoko, Timmy Leary, Rosemary,Tommy Smothers, Bobby Dylan, Tommy Cooper,Derek Taylor, Norman Mailer, Alan Ginsberg, Hare Krishna Hare Hare Krishna
All we are saying is give peace a chanceAll we are saying is give peace a chance ..............
John Lennon

With the threat of war in the Middle East we come together in the name of Peace. We should ask ourselves, “what is Peace”. Do you feel at peace? Do you feel at peace within yourselves, or do you feel peace within yourself. Is there a difference and what does it feel like? Now imagine all those who do not have peace in their lives and imagine what that feels like? That instability ricochets out to cause chaos in our external world.
We must, become conscious of focusing on the stillness. We must be the stillness. We, as the microcosm of the macrocosm, must take responsibility of our own chaos in order to play our part in assisting the rest of the world to come to peace, to come to the stillness. We can cast no blame for what happens in the turmoil of the world. We must “see” that we are a part of this. We each with our own insecurities and fears and chaos within are playing a part in creating Chaos in the external world. If you see chaos then you are chaos. Look within and find your centre. Find your centre and know that when you do, you assist the rest of the world to come to their place of stillness.
We talk about “Oneness”. What is Oneness? Is it that we are all One and of the one Source? If this is where we are headed, into Oneness, then we must see that to be One we must not think separate. We must not think them and us. We must think of the One - “You”, and in thinking of the One – “You”, then you must know that this is the “All”, and in the All is the One. If YOU are All then in your power is the ability to create chaos or stillness within the One.
Come to that place of stillness and know that you can play your role in creating Peace on Earth.
Sit quietly and imagine a circle with a dot in the centre. Imagine that dot is you, and keep your focus on staying totally in the centre. Stay here as long as you can and use the intention that this is the space of peace and you are all there is and as you come to your place of stillness, so too does the rest of the world.
· Be without judgement
· Be without pride
· Be without sadness
· Be without anger
· “Just Be”
And imagine....................
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
..........John Lennon