Imagining a kinder world…a reflection

I was listening to the song Imagine, by John Lennon, a few days ago. It was the first time I had played it for my daughter, and the first time I had actively listened to the song in years. It brought me to tears to hear it through her ears.

At first I was sad to think about how long ago he wrote it and the little progress we have made in our quest for peace.

And then I looked into my daughter’s eyes and I thought of the hope of the new generation. I thought of all of the children coming up today who are more aware of global concerns; younger than they have ever been in previous generations. I thought of the child who wrote Vice President Biden asking if guns could shoot chocolate. I thought of Malala Yousufzai who was shot in the face for having the audacity of being a girl who wanted an education, and as soon as she was able to sit up in her hospital bed, began doing her studies again. I thought of any number of the children I see in my community who talk about recycling, the environment, who accept others without judgment, and who spread love.

One of the core messages of Conversations with God is, “The purpose of life is to recreate yourself anew in the next grandest version of the greatest vision ever you held about Who You Are.” In other words, each day is a chance to dream a new dream.

In reflecting on the song, I’ve rededicated myself to helping us both to imagine our roles in bringing about a kinder world; because I believe we can change the world.

We are changing the world. The world is changing through the love and energy of “living life in peace.” Peace is attainable. Like ripples in the water, each child we teach to dream of peace and love brings it one step closer. What can you do to teach your child about peace today?

“You may say I’m a dreamer….I hope someday you will join me.” Through collective dreaming, we can change the world.

Peace and Love,

Emily

(Emily A. Filmore is the Creative Co-Director of www.cwgforparents.com. She is also the author/illustrator of the “With My Child” Series of books about bonding with your child through everyday activities.  Her books are available at www.withmychildseries.com. To contact Emily, please email her at Emily@cwgforparents.com.)

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  • Christopher Toft

    I’m moved & inspired. Thank you!

  • “We are changing the world. The world is changing through the love and energy of “living life in peace.” Peace is attainable. Like ripples in the water, each child we teach to dream of peace and love brings it one step closer. What can you do to teach your child about peace today?”

    For starters, how many people walk around even at at some modest level of consistent inner peace?

    If we decide to live peace, to announce, claim, intention, visualize & be peace, we will experience it,– as reality, by the LOA or Law of Attraction, which has to eventually conform to our strongest most dominant entertained thoughts & feelings.

    How many on the spiritual path reading this here, reside in such consistent inner & outer peace? If we can’t do it consistently, how do we expect others to?

    I’m working & playing to be one of them. Chronic peace & chronic well beingness here I come!

    Our chronic or at least our consistent peace & well beingness will help shape, reform & influence not only our own selves more & more, but others in our energy sphere. Influencing with peace & well beingness that truly ripples to what ever degree they do, to the collective as well.

    When I’m in a temporary less than peaceful place, I stop the process & Imagine what I really desire & move into that. Many times I can move back very quickly. On rare occasions it takes longer.

    Hopefully even those rare occasions become rare.

    Yet understand, many are so use to the negative drama trauma they don’t or can’t even fathom living with consistent good drama instead. It’s way too deeply imbedded in our current media, entertainment, & family stories.

    So we walk the talk first & be the change & influence we’d like to see in the world.

    Know that you can & it takes consistent daily practice, desire & will. The pay off is worth it. Especially if we understand the struggle is not necessary & if we do struggle, it’s temporary & can be compassionately soften & transformed.

    Magical star streams,
    -Marko