The True Meaning of Peace (08)

“We long for an ideal world where the purpose of creation has been consummated, a world transcendent of the world of consciousness. I yearn for a world where I can feel endless peace, even on seeing a blade of grass, and where I can extol the value of its existence. Though a relatively small being, man has to reach the position where he can receive praise from all things of creation, which say, “We’re surprised that whenever man moves, heaven and earth move, God’s heart moves, and eternal life moves, too.” That is the place to which all human beings have to go. That is the kind of place that mankind must go.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

Spring

It is springtime and everyone loves spring. Young people, especially teenagers, long for some season like springtime. The love within them desires this season. Springtime brings a natural, instinctive longing for something untouchable. Unlike youth, however, older folks approach spring with a sense of responsibility. The elderly people who have raised children now have an empty nest and they have a different feeling in spring. Their children have married, left home and now have made homes of their own. This is the season for citizens to reminisce about their past accomplishments and about their families and children and recollect good memories. For them, spring is the time of recollection and re-evaluation of the past times of their lives.

 

This doesn’t necessarily apply only to human beings but to the animal kingdom as well. For instance, during this past winter in New York we had unprecedented heavy snow. Deer and other big animals and the birds sought shelter during winter, but now that spring has come they have a new hope and resurrected feeling. They enjoy this precious time of spring. Witness the flight of the birds; during the winter season they were gone, but now they are back, singing and looking for food. They have aspirations too.

 

Spring will be proud to say, “I have the capability of revitalizing all creation.” Spring will declare that we are given new life and refreshing elements in its season. During winter we can’t see leaves on the trees, but now new buds are emerging with new life. Everyone loves to see new buds. Plants, animals and man all have the same feeling. The migrating birds will find their way back north and enjoy the regenerating forces of spring. What kind of migrating birds do you think of? Robins, ducks, Canadian geese, swallows, swans. They never miss migration.

 

You urban people don’t understand birds. If you live in the country they sometimes make nests under your roof or on your porch. When the swallow is singing, it sounds to Westerners like an Oriental language, but to Orientals it sounds like they are speaking English! The swallow looks like he is wearing a tuxedo, and seeing the male and female singing together is very impressive. No single bird sings; they sing together. If a bird is alone then he sinus to invite or woo the opposite sex. Wherever birds sing together it seems like love is there, right? The same thing applies to mankind. An individual longs for someone else with whom to have a subject-object relationship of give and take.

  
Spring
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
April 16, 1978

Did you know that you are great?

You are destined for greatness!

Let us welcome this spring together!

All the wonders are waiting for you this time of the year, all the time!

Still don’t know how to be constantly happy, maintain lasting joy, not to see the changes as signs of loss and not to feel being beaten by every single challenges in your life?

Good news is here for you: from now on, each and every day you can be happier and more content than before!

How?

Trust yourself! Your inner voice is a God-given gift, nurture it consciously!

Be conscious and self-aware! You might feel down and being challenged, but that’s OK, feelings are normal. Just don’t let them to take over your life and cloud your sight!

Have compassion, towards your environment, closer and farther, known and unfamiliar people, and even to yourself! None of us is a robot, our soul is more important than any external achievement.

Live for the sake of others, especially when you don’t get any feedbacks, or just negativity! Do you think God has ever had any better? Still, He hasn’t given up on you…

Love your life, instead of focusing the flaws, with a selective attitude, pick the absolute values and keep them in mind, so, you will always have a safe haven throughout your day! It is always good to start with the harmony in the Nature…

And please, never forget, you are not alone! Despite all the circumstances and internal feelings and bleeding, personal desires and commitments, works and excuses, don’t let yourself being isolated!

The lack of unity is the death of the human soul.

Be a living person rather than a living dead – connect, reach out with prayers, meditations or at least on-line.

So, what do you think?

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people

Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people. Glory implies prosperity and happiness for everyone, like a light shining out on a new morning where all nature is in harmony and rejoicing together. When the birds on the trees and the animals have been shivering all night, how do they feel when they finally see the dawn breaking? Even though there was heavy snow, as soon as they see the morning light their joy is abundant. All of nature awakes from the darkness and rejoices over that shining light, celebrating the greatness of the morning.

 

New Morning of Glory
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 22, 1978

God cannot pretend

God cannot pretend love

God cannot pretend His heart

God cannot pretend care

God cannot pretend His share

God cannot pretend compassion

God cannot pretend His affection

God cannot pretend dreams

God cannot pretend His Will

God cannot pretend grief

God cannot pretend His tears

God cannot pretend words

God cannot pretend

Since you matter to Him

You’ve always been

His favorite one

And if you feel it hard to believe

Just look at the trees

How magnificent they are

Yet it’s only you who can run

And walk in the meadows

God cannot pretend

To be in love with you

 

Joshua Dragon

There I’ll meet God

I’m planning
One day I’ll have
A perfect day-off
In the mountains
Where creeks meet
And ancient rocks are
Millions of green leaves
Unite in their differences
Mild breeze touches
The feathers of the songbirds
And the scent of the flowers
In a nearby meadow
Fills my nostrils
And cleans my lungs

I’m planning
My day-off there
And the Earth will resonate
Through my bare feet
I will feel life
As I breathe in and out

There I’ll meet God

 

Joshua Dragon

Who told you, little bird

Who told you, little bird
to come and see me at lunch
Who told you, little bird
I’ll be here no matter what
Who told you, little bird
to stand onto that branch
Who told you, little bird
this place is holy and blessed
Who told you, little bird
to sing a song from God
Who told you, little bird
you’ll dry my tears and cheer me up
Who told you, little bird
to comfort my aching heart
Who told you, little bird
I’ll be crying for love

 

Joshua Dragon

Little Nightingale

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

The night is a vigil
If I can’t see you
The day is gloomy
If I can’t hear you

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

Here is my hand
Empty, but full
Life-worn wrinkles
Among them seeds

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

I saw you in the future
A vivid daydream
I couldn’t bear
You weren’t there any-more

Little Nightingale
Little Nightingale
Where have you gone
Where have you been

I’m gasping out
It’s you, you are here
I am relieved
Please, don’t go

Little Nightingale

 
Joshua Dragon

Awake little bird

Awake little bird
awake little thing
look up and see
the Sun is shining
grassblades around
are holding dew
for you

Awake little bird
awake little thing
here is the morning
gentle breeze
is waiting
to fly to the sky
with you

Awake little bird
awake little thing
children are playing
laughing around
Bless them today
with your
prayerful song

 

-Joshua Dragon-

(from the book: Pray with me)

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