Just as this intentional spot of beauty reaches out to bless the lives of unsuspecting passers-by, so too can the consciousness of peace within each one of us bring calm into the lives of those we interact with on a daily basis.
When we are calm and peaceful, we not only change the vibrational patterns within our own body, we radiate the magnetism of our peacefulness to others too. In altering the energy within and around ourselves, we send out a signal that invites resonance with everyone else on the planet.
Does this sound too simple? Well it is often the things that are most simple which the reasoning mind likes to dismiss in favor of something complicated and unachievable.
I have personally witnessed the immediate and dramatic effects of the presence of peace upon those who are in stress or pain. I have watched as shoulders relax and faces soften when words of peace and sincere caring are spoken. Even the silence of a peaceful person changes the atmosphere in a room. The effects are often beyond what can be explained with reason but are never beyond what can be experienced in the heart.
Changing our world, shifting the course of our personal and planetary future, may be as profoundly simple as choosing peace above everything else; to breathe peace, to speak peace, and to act in peace every day.
Planting a garden of peace in our individual hearts is the starting point. Growing a garden of peace across neighborhoods, cities, nations, and continents is the work we are all responsible for.