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In finding peace and recognizing the light in yourself, we say there’s a hearth in your heart where the Creator has given you something very sacred, a special gift, a special duty, an understanding. And now is the time for us to clean out those hearths, to let that inner light glow. — Dhyani Ywahoo

From the United Nations International Day of Peace website:

This year, 2013, the International Day of Peace is on a Saturday, September 21st, and special activities and celebrations will take place all across the world over the 2013 Peace Day Weekend, including festivals, concerts, a global Peace Wave with moments of silence at noon in every time zone, and much more.


The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.

Obviously, peace can’t be sequestered to a single day! It’s an ongoing mission. This blog has commemorated this important day in years past. As a way to bring our thoughts and heart to peace for at least one day, here’s a selection of these posts for your contemplation:


2007’s Message of UN’s Secretary-General






Details the spiritual foundations of the United Nations, and highlights “peacebuilding” which different than “peacemaking” and “peacebuiding.”




master Includes extensive quote from Paramahansa Yogananda that brings a spiritual perspective to global peace, information about Global Ceasefire, and Peace Day events.





Peace Prayer by Lama Gangchen Rinpoche






My own recent post The Nature of Peace







International Day of Peace
Weekly message of supportfor this time of global quarantine
The Reiki Precepts as a Guide for Our Times 

The founder of Reiki, Usui Sensei had a short, simple set of principles or precepts that he wrote down as a guide for his students and future practitioners. Non-practitioners can benefit from the Reiki Precepts too, because they're universal. In Japan these are known as Gokai:

For today only: Do not anger—Do not worry
Be humble
Be honest in your work
Be compassionate to yourself and others

Brief but packed with meaning. Click through to the full article to find assistance by applying the Gokai in your daily living.

Reiki peace and love to all!