Hearts and Minds: Loss and Peace



The only way to deal with loss – as a horribly unwelcome guest that you know will show up eventually. And so you deny it and reject it and ignore it and laugh in its face. You toss it out into the street and push it away and fight it off, and only it has landed square in your lap, only then do you deal with it.- Michael Johnson

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
Seeing that death, a necessary end,
Will come when it will come.
– William Shakespeare


From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no man lives forever,
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.
– Algernon Charles Swinburne



Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
– Romans 12:18


If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.
– Mahatma Gandhi

The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
– John Milton, seventeenth-century English poet

Follow peace with all men.
– Hebrews 12:14

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angel eyes
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 20:12:56

    blessed are the peacemakers one favourite angel eyes


  2. Al's
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 20:14:42

    A lost love is the most painful.Love you,Al


  3. Beth
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 20:32:52

    Great post! Thank you.


  4. H
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 20:57:27

    Hiya Rhonda .. absolutelyu love it .. take care, love H xoxo


  5. Dianne
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 21:52:23

    Thought provoking and oh so true. 🙂 Have a great week Rhonday. xx\’s Dianne


  6. Embrace
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 22:14:53

    Beautiful well put together blog . Loss and Peace is many many things. I love what you have here. Glad you shared this. Have a Great NightHugs to you.


  7. Sue
    Jan 25, 2009 @ 22:45:45

    If we are to have real peace, we must begin with the children.- Mahatma GandhiThis is the one i like, we have to teach our children to live in peace before there will be peace in this worldGreat blogTake careSue


  8. Hope
    Jan 26, 2009 @ 00:55:58

    beautiful message.. and thank you for the kindness you have showen..haven\’t been in the net for awhile.. hurt my back.. so I have been laid up for awhile..wanted to come in and say hi.. and hope that all has been well for you..soft hugs Hope


  9. Here I Am
    Jan 26, 2009 @ 16:40:47

    I love the last one by Eintsein peace can only be achieved by understanding. Yes if we could only understand the minds of our fellow man. We would know what makes him act the way he does.


  10. freckles
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 05:03:03

    this is lovely ~x~


  11. Terry's
    Jan 27, 2009 @ 16:55:00

    I love this kind of stuff .Taking the advice of these great people sure makes sence to me Rhonda .Take care dear love Terry


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