Ten years ago I had a dream. In the dream I heard a poem in which the phrase “pioneer of peace” kept repeating itself over and over. When I woke up, I knew the dream was more than a dream
The message was, “Choose peace through kindness and service; always building up, and never tearing down.”
Small acts of kindness are more powerful than the time it takes to perform them. Many times in my practice I see how de-stabilizing mean spirited-ness and sharp words are. Long after the person who said the offending words has forgotten he said them, the recipient is still agonizing over them. The impact has far-reaching effects and is a major contributor to low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Becoming a pioneer of peace means choosing not to contribute to a world in which cynicism and demeaning behavior have become spotlighted in popular culture. A pioneer of peace chooses hope and compassion, and looks for opportunities to uplift others. I am a pioneer of peace (lower case). Fred Rogers, Nelson Mandela, and Mother Theresa are Pioneers of Peace (upper case).
My invitation to you; is to walk with me.