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.