Peace Hunting...

The Autumn Equinox is upon us - one of two days in the year when the balance of light and darkness are equal - 12 hours of daylight, 12 hours of night.

Today is also Peace Day - a day for wide-scale community action, and a day for UN agencies and aid organisations to safely carry out life-saving work.

Since 2007, over 100 million people have participated in meaningful actions across the world which have built towards peace of some kind or another.

The Quakers are holding an event where I hope to make friends and help to build a community that supports peace-promoting initiatives in the city where I live.

The memory of moments of peace and tranquility sustains me when peace eludes me and I cannot sleep (like now). I had one such moment a few weeks ago in a sensory garden maintained by a Horticultural Society to give people a place to experience of peace.

Other organisations offer opportunities to those who struggle to find peace to encounter peaceful spaces. One such organisation is Sage Greenfingers in Sheffield. There are all kinds of opportunities to offer peace to each other within our own communities if we are willing to seek them out with patience.

Some say we need war to know peace.
Some sell arms for a fat profit.
Some are sick of war, knowing nothing else.

Whatever you choose to do today and whatever your attitude to peace, may you find it and dwell there.

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