Musings

To dream of peace

This morning, my friend Mary sent me an email with a link to a video from a documentary, “Playing for Change: Peace Through Music”. It moved me, it inspired me, it made me think. My intent here is not to debate politics or beliefs, but I’m often concerned with both. And when I see something like this, I’m reminded of the words of Rodney King, “Can’t we all just get along?”

But no, of course we can’t. We all wrestle with duality. Good and evil, light and dark, night and day, yin and yang, positive and negative, young and old, win and lose, here and there, up and down, hot and cold, hope and despair—war and peace. Religions are founded on it, wars fought over it, philosophies based on it.

There is no Peace On Earth, because there is no peace within. And so we dream.

Playing For Change: Song Around the World “Stand By Me”