In the 1960’s it was popular to say “peace”, to one another, and hold up two fingers in a “V” shape for victory. We as young people back then, meant we were all hoping for an end to the Vietnam War, and some also wanted to see peace at home, among racial groups. We all wanted peace, or the end of conflict.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary says that word peace can also mean: “a state of tranquility or quiet”, in other words internally. I think it is safe to say we all want internal peace and quiet! This leads us to a wonderful sense of joy and happiness.
In churches that I know, we greet each other during the service, saying something close to “Peace be to you” or just “Peace.”, while shaking hands and welcoming each other. This reminds me of the Arabic word, Salaam, which means “the peace be upon you”. In Hebrew the word Shalom means, not just a feeling of tranquility, but a sense of wellbeing and wholeness.
I love all of these, and incorporate each one. It’s true I say and write the word “Peace” a lot. I know that I over use it, but I do not think that I will change that.
So I wish you – the end of all conflict, internal tranquility, great happiness, with a sense of wellbeing, and wholeness.
I wish you PEACE.
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Peace and blessings to everyone.
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