Notice During the Covid-19 Outbreak
In solidarity, we at the Interfaith Peace Project stand together in these times of heart break and upset. Some of you may have lost friends or family members. Some of you may have lost your job and your income; some may be working overtime to help with the crisis. Some of you may be home and alone and some may be trying to figure out a new way to live. Please let us know how we can help. If you would like a phone appointment with any of us, give us a call.You may call or email Tom at:
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October 29, 2020
BREATHE DEEPLY AMERICA!
We thought it might be a good idea to offer some reflections in light of the upcoming Election. This is a time of great tension and cautious optimism. There is a deep longing for decency, fairness, justice, and respect even in the midst of political, social, and religious strife and division. We offer the following perspectives with humility of heart hoping they will inspire you in this time of uncertainty:
1) Recognize your feelings and emotions as legitimate. As one person said, “It’s ok not to be ok!” Respect your feelings and emotions. Recognize the range of your emotions. Hold your feelings as precious. They connect you to the world around you inviting you to participate in it.
2) Understand that any emotional upset you experience stems from your love and care. You are concerned about what is happening and desire the best for others and self. Blessed are you for caring.
3) Dedicate yourself anew to the vision and desires you have. Seek ways to live your values in the course of everyday life as it is. No one is your master. Let God, as you understand and experience God, be your companion. Live in the light of your higher consciousness.
4) Seek to be inspired by those who work for what is right, just, true, good, and beautiful. Information about the issues of the day must be salted and flavored with inspiration.
5) Remember the outcome of the Election matters. Nonetheless, the work of participating in and contributing to the beloved community of humankind continues.
6) Resist being a victim. Even if your desires and hopes are not fulfilled, be motivated by the love and concern in your heart. Be kind to those who might suffer defeat. Be the person you wish others would be.
7) Embrace the progressive nature of Nature. Loss and defeat are part of the unfolding nature of creativity. Whenever we experience our greater consciousness, there is set back, upset, and uncertainty. Realize you belong to a generation of people who are inviting the World to be a place of greater inclusivity and respect for all people, all the time. Remember you belong to a generation who longs to care for the Earth and the splendor of the natural World. No matter the outcome, the work begins anew.
Thank you for being part of the great work by which the World will be transformed. So generous are you that you are dedicated to bringing about that which you yourselves might not enjoy. Such is the nature of your love and the splendor of your generosity.
Thomas P. Bonacci, C.P.
with All of Us at The Interfaith Peace Project