Category Archives: Bloggers for Peace

Spread the Message of Love, says Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Spread the Message of Love

24VZVISKCITY5MATA_1340497f

There are many wonderful teachers on the planet who offer us a vision of a kinder and more peaceful world. They seem to be tuned in to some place where knowledge springs eternal and they touch and transform the hearts of many people – sometimes millions of people. These teachers do not teach religion or dogma – they respect all religions, they are speaking to us all, to their human family.

They are asking us to live lives of compassion, love, and forgiveness. They are speaking to our higher selves, our better angels. You could say, their religion is love. They are here to show us a more peaceful way to live and interact with each other. They are like flowers whose life’s purpose is to bring the world a touch of beauty, to spread the fragrance of higher consciousness to all of us who stumble along this human often arduous journey of life.

Our world is full of those would prefer the ways of war and conflict, where egos run rampant and ignorance and hatred fuel their violent actions, creating more and more pain and suffering. But these beings of light show another way, and those who are moved by them, also begin to choose the path of peace, and one by one, people begin to change and the world changes one person at a time.

In upcoming blogs, I will share with some more of my favorite teachers.

“Every colour has its own significance, but the real beauty lies when it unifies like a rainbow. Love is the centre of every relationship. The real beauty has its own sheen when love and unity combines, said Mata Amritanandamayi Devi at A.S. Raja College Grounds here on Wednesday.”

forpeace6 “In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.”

Thich Nhat Hanh quote

4 Comments

Filed under Bloggers for Peace, Topics I Love

Bloggers for Peace: Art is a Universal Lanquage

Art for Peace

Art for Peace – Collage by Kartika

Bloggers for Peace

This week, I decided to take up the “Blogging for Peace Challenge,” and have committed to blog once each month on a topic that I feel relates to peace.

While for me, art making is a way to enter into a peaceful state because I can temporarily let go of the restraints of daily living, I believe art enhances human relationships and can build connection and communication between people. I also see art as a way for humans to connect with and appreciate the natural environment. Just look at the fields and sky painted by Van Gough – we can see he was in communion with nature. Artists have this gift, this opportunity to share such visions, to move us into states of consciousness where we may not ordinarily go.

We are united in this need to experience beauty, and through human history, the arts have been a universal vehicle for us to both appreciate the creations of others and to create our own unique visions of what is meaningful and beautiful.

Art is timeless

I find it fascinating that we can admire and be moved by the works and artistic expressions of artists from all over the world, from the beginning of time – we can feel connected to the Navaho women who weaved rugs and the Greek artisans who made drinking vessels centuries ago.

Those simple cave paintings created thousands of years ago still move of us. We find them beautiful in their elegant simplicity. And contemporary and modern artists borrow from the styles of all generations of crafters and artisans and artists to inspire their work.

When we visit museums and see artifacts from around the world, whether from Asia, Europe, Africa, or elsewhere, we get a glimpse into the souls of our ancestors. They have all been creators, they have all created beauty from the depths of their souls. They are like us, they are our family. They share our wonder when standing in front The Pieta, they share the need to experience and express the sublime through beauty in all of its forms.

Art is not a luxury that humans can live without. It is a necessity and the artist will go to any lengths to bring his visions into form.

Making art is part of our human DNA – humans are designed to create and to share their creations with others. In this way we come together to appreciate one of our common denominators – our creative potential and the joy of making things, the need to be inspired, and the impulse to follow the muse wherever she takes us. This is the way art can be a bridge to peace and harmony.

forpeace6

7 Comments

Filed under Archetypes and Symbols, Artsy Stuff, Bloggers for Peace, Spiritual Musings and Conundrums, Topics I Love