Bloggers for Peace

Bloggers for Peace <– click the link to learn more. It’s a blogging movement to promote peace in the world. Everyone is welcome to get involved.

Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.   The Dalai Lama

This quote speaks to me for two reasons, especially now where I am in my life.

I think writing and reading blogs promotes peace, understanding and connections between people.

I started a blog to keep my friends and family updated on the progress of our move to Panama. I’ve kept it because of the people I have met here, people who have been kind enough to visit my blog and start conversations with me, and because of the people who I can visit and start conversations with them. It’s an opportunity to visit people from everywhere and see the world through their eyes.

I think travel and interacting with people from other places promotes peace, understanding, and connections between people.

International travel opened my eyes and possibilities of living in another country. International living has taken me further. This is a different country,  culture, and  language. But, it is also the same. People here go to work, go home, take care of the families, cook dinner, and live their lives. They are like everyone the world over. They want what they need to survive. They also want to be heard, to be understood, and to feel valued and appreciated by others.

So, as travelers we are promoting peace, whether we travel in person or travel by internet. The more we get to know different people, the more we realize they are also members of our human family.

I looked specifically for a quote from the Dalai Lama because he changed my life. His teaching started me down a Buddhist path that gave me the tools to be a happier, more peaceful person. This is the first step towards more peaceful relationships, and more peace in the world.
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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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15 Responses to Bloggers for Peace

  1. Thank you for the link to my post ~
    Peace on Our Journey!
    Tomas

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  2. Kozo says:

    Love this, Kris.I love how you start with a Dalai Lama quotation and give it a personal spin. I completely agree that blogging and travel promote peace. Thank you for being our peace ambassador from Panama. {{{Hugs]}} Kozo

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  5. Thanks so much for the link. 🙂

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  8. eof737 says:

    I enjoyed your post… and thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. keep the bliss!
    Peace to you on your journey.
    Eliz

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