Holding Peace

by | Dec 3, 2015 | Ordinary, Reflections

Put peace into each other’s hands
And like a treasure hold it,
protect it like a candle-flame,
with tenderness enfold it.”     – Fred Kaan

Make a cradle with your hands.
Your hands.
Bring your attention to the hand that holds the other
Feel the weight
Bring your attention to the hand being held
Let go into the holding
Rock your hands gently.

Put peace into each other’s hands.

Visit your heart.
Not for the peace you long for
Not for the peace you wait for
Not for peace that is your yearning.

No. Wait. Listen.
Whose peace are you invited to hold?
Put peace into each other’s hands.
Whose face rises?
Whose story emerges?
Where is Earth crying out, “Peace? Peace?”
Carry this peace.

Like a treasure hold it.
Protect it like a candle-flame.
With tenderness enfold it.
with tenderness enfold it.

Put peace into each other’s hands.

(See also, Leaning into Hope)

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