Another year of hope, faith and new beginnings is before us.
Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and world renowned peace activist. He is revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment – the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world. Martin Luther King called him, “An apostle of peace and non-violence.”
We all can help promote peace by “being peace.” Someone once said, “spiritual growth is an inside job.” I always tell my students that the greatest gift they can give humanity is their own peaceful nature and spiritual growth. When we begin to awaken we begin to see the “Oneness of all.” Also, intrinsic within this awakening is unconditionality, non-judgement, and respect for all sentient beings and all contained within mother nature.
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” – Black Elk (1863-1950)
Below is a beautiful video that I encourage all of you to watch: “Peace Quotes” by Stuart Hoffman
MCNJ wishes you a year filled with “Peace & Unconditional Love”