Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Sense of Peace...

I never would have imagined what would have come out of a book group that I fashioned in 2008 - my "New Earth" book group. What resulted from those meetings which began on a sunny Saturday morning last June cannot be measured in words. A sister-hood, a soul-group, a gathering of incredible women who have fed my soul more than they'll ever know. It was at our meeting in December that I was inspired to make peace my foundation and quest for the New Year.
As I sat and listened to my new friends describe their quest for peace in 2008, I understood plain-as-day that this was something essential for me too. Peace in all aspects of my life ~ health, work, family, relationships, money,'s time for me to take a hard look at how to add, subtract, incorporate, make way for peace to happen for me (and in return, perhaps bring a little peace into the lives of others).
This isn't going to be an easy task by any stretch of the imagination, but I AM committed.
This is going to be my constant meditation, consideration, prayer.
But just imagine, if we all focused on giving, receiving, creating PEACE, what kind of affect would that have on our lives and the lives of those around us?
The card pictured above was given to me by my friend Joannie (a part of my NE book club. yes, we shared Eckhardt Tolle's mantra for awareness, and wow - what a difference it's made in my life). I'm framing it and keeping it a high traffic spot in my life to remind me everyday to make PEACE my priority.
I'm making peace the first stitch on the canvas of my NEW YEAR.
Care to join me?

p.s. seen any cute little peace charms lately? I'm on the lookout:)
oh, and BTW...our little book club is starting Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
in January. We'll discuss chapter 1 in a few weeks - want to share the journey?


  1. The more I read about this book club the more I want to join. I am reading "Eat, Pray, Love" right now and am loving it.

    I'm so glad you have created a blog - it looks great and is such great therapy. Love the title, it's perfect for you.

  2. Oh Melissa...what a PERFECT book to begin your New Year! That's what I started out with last year - the Girl's Club group read it and most loved it. How could one not?? Sounds like we're both taking on something new this year - peace...balance. Remember the quote from Giovanni, "you must be very polite with yourself when you're learning something new."
    New Year, New Us!