I read once that in order to be a better photographer, I had to look at the subject from many perspectives. Only by looking at the subject from many different directions can one fully understand it. I think that principle applies to life, as well.
I never expect to be a good photographer, but I know that if I approach my subject from different angles then I am more likely to understand that subject.
In life, sometimes when we examine our ideas closely, and from different angles, we discover amazing truths.
Sometimes we discover biases that we didn’t even know we had. It is only by recognizing those biases … and trying to overcome them that we can hope to live in a world filled with peace.
On November 4th, bloggers all over the world join together to talk about “peace” and our hopes for a better tomorrow. I’m jumping the gun, because I won’t be near my computer tomorrow, and I want to join the party. You can visit the blog of the amazing woman who began the whole idea (her name is “Mimi” and she blogs at “Mimi Writes”). There you can follow links to other bloggers who are jposting about peace during this Blog Blast for Peace).
On that note, I’ll leave you with three of my favorite “peace quotes.”
“Everybody is sitting around saying, ‘Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.’ That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.”~~Wilma Mankiller
Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.â€ ~~ Robert Fulghum
Peace be with you.
â€œI do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.â€ ~~Helen Keller