Planting Glory, Abundance and Peace

For Americans, the freedom to say what we want is upheld in the First Amendment.  The amendment gives us legal protection to express our viewpoints and practice our religions.

Just as some use their freedom to plant the invasive weeds of intolerance, there are other Americans who use their freedom to plant olive trees.

I do not despair as the news about the creators of chaos’ antics fills the air.  There are those of us who are ensuring the deep rooted Love of our Mothers takes hold, one olive tree at a time.

“Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”    Bible, Mathew 5.3

“Then tell me about the seed that you sow in the ground.”   Koran 56:63

“When words are both kind and true, they will change the world.”  Buddha

“Non-violence in others can be achieved by being firmly rooted in non-violence in yourself.”   2.35 Yoga Sutras, Patanjali

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Where Do You Find Peace In This World?

Driving through a village I saw this on the wall.  It gave me hope.

You shall seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart.

– Jeremiah

It’s Still Egypt but…

Egyptian Taxi

A year after the Egyptian revolution, it hardly looks like things have changed.  The decrepit taxis still run and negotiate for every pound they can.

The streets are still crumbing.

Ministry of Interior Building off the 5th of May Bridge

The burned out Ministry of Internal Affairs Building, a monument of the Arab Spring, like the other old buildings, temples and monuments, still graces the banks of the Nile.

Laid off Egyptian Refinery Workers protesting January 22 2012

People continue to protest.

Outside Prime Minister's office

The men in power surround themselves with soldiers.

Egyptian mosque and blue sky

Still – while driving through the Cairo, I was surprised to feel a lightness in the air.  I felt hope not darkness.

The young keep living and dancing.

It’s still a place where the sweet potato street vendor can leave his cart in the middle of the intersection under the peace cranes.

And still some Egyptians believe the Americans understand their cause and their desire for democracy.

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