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Definition: Pioneer of Peace 1. One who walks a path cleared by love  2. One who walks; not just talks  

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.