Cultivating peace in daily life.

Today's Theme: Community

Celebrate the gifts of community.

Theme for the 29th day of the month:

A sense of belonging and a meaningful connection to other people are basic human needs. Everyone deserves the warmth and support of a community of people who share values, interests, and concerns. Our close ties to one another help buffer the hardships in life and encourage the victories. Today’s theme celebrates community and acknowledges the importance of our networks of support.

Where in your life do you feel valued, understood, and appreciated?
Who are the people you count on for good companionship,

honest communication, and empathy?

When we’re isolated, our efforts may seem insignificant and our impact small. But when we work together, we see the results of shared intention, partnership, and synergy. As we combine support and appreciation for each other with a common purpose—such as cultivating peace—we create a healthy community that is both enriching personally and powerful in its capacity to bring about change. Today we honor both our personal support networks as well as the larger community of peace-minded people around the world of which we are a part.

The pulse of the global network for peace is tangible. It beats steadily beneath the noise and intensity of daily life. If we connect with it, we can feel the hum of possibility and vitality as it tirelessly penetrates the darkness of the world. Those of us participating in the Rhythm of Peace Project contribute to this pulse each day, as do many, many others. Let’s celebrate all the efforts made this month from around the world to call forth a peaceful future.

We will continue to care, to commit, to work, to overcome, to pray, to celebrate, to believe, and to dream. We will each do this in our own ways, and we will do it together. Today we affirm that our shared commitment to peace is a potent force for healing in the world.

We recognize the millions of individual contributions and the value of each one. We extend to those who feel isolated and alone. We welcome the sustenance that community offers. Connection, meaning, encouragement, warmth—these are some of the gifts of community. In celebrating community, we feel the hope of our combined efforts to bring about lasting peace in our hearts and homes, and in the world.

A suggestion for today: This is a good day to actively participate in expanding the grassroots network for peace by inviting someone you know to join the next cycle of the 
rhythm of peace that begins on the first of the month. Every person’s unique contribution enriches the community for us all.

Download the Rhythm of Peace calendar of daily themes
Rhythm of Peace:  Cultivating Peace in Daily Life

Check back tomorrow for a new theme!

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ~Mother Teresa