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Peace Movements A mentor of mine once tasked me to do three things each day for others….and not get found out. Being a slightly egocentric, self – centered….DO WHAT!!! kinda guy -- I questioned….. to myself……is he crazy? Yet he was the mentor I the recalcitrant student so I attempted this task. How difficult could it be? I stopped to let a lady cross the street, mumbled under my breath for she never acknowledged my obvious good will. Picked up some blowing trash, was immediately filled with a sense of superiority over the tossers. I chided my mentor as to the task questioning the efficacy of the dubious and desired results. His response was “Yodian” “when your hands work silently you will hear the thanks of the universe.” It was then I realized – “He was crazy” and I – equally so for I understood…. “Peace is in the ripples of our actions”. 10/23/2015 submitted to – Promote peace not war – Poetry Contest sponsor – Silent One

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Date: 10/27/2015 7:22:00 AM
Brilliant and wise! The last line in a perfect mantra for the world.
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John lawless
Date: 10/27/2015 8:23:00 AM
thank you Monterey. I had many of those "who is this man and why is he talking to me" moments with this mentor of mine.
Date: 10/23/2015 5:36:00 PM
I love it! Great wisdom :)
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John lawless
Date: 10/27/2015 8:21:00 AM
Thank you Casarah for your continued support .