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Peace on Earth

My latest favorite author is 20th-century new thought leader and philosopher Emmet Fox. His piece below feels like a perfect fit in light of the world’s celebration of our planet on Earth Day this month.

Despite what seems like the most chaotic time ever in human history, through my rose-colored glasses I believe that this is the greatest time to be alive. Contrary to what sensationalistic news shows us, more people than ever are activating to bring forth a greater good. In the words of John Lennon, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one,” and for this I am most grateful. Here’s Fox’s take on thinking big:

“Love is by far the most important thing of all. It is the Golden Gate of Paradise. Pray for the understanding of love and meditate upon it daily. It casts out fear. It is the fulfilling of the Law. It covers a multitude of sins. Love is absolutely invincible.

“There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open; no gulf that enough love will not bridge; no wall that enough love will not throw down; no sin that enough love will not redeem.

“It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake; a sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you would be the happiest and most powerful being in the world.”

Though it may seem to be a stretch at the moment, can you imagine a world in which every person daily prayed and meditated for a greater understanding of love? What a wonderful world to contemplate and reflect upon.

Perhaps the people of today might not see the complete fulfillment of love’s dominion on Earth, but we can live it individually on our way to realizing it collectively. I cherish great hope for future generations finally coming together in lasting peace. Each of us today can do our part to speed that along as we open our hearts and minds to the presence and power of universal, unconditional love.

To peacefully loving ourselves, one another and Mother Earth,

Maisie Raftery, Publisher