Monday, January 15, 2007

2:00 P.M. for peace

A few weeks ago, I was trying to think of ways that I could act on my reservations about the current course of the war and much of the world in general. I'm not great about writing letters—and when I've tried to call my elected officials, their voice-mail storage has already been filled. The good news: People are calling their senators and representatives. But what can I do? In what other ways can I protest?

I had an idea that I could choose one time a day, every day, and focus on putting positive, healing energy into the world: 2:00 P.M. for peace.

It isn't a small thing, it's a tiny thing. It's an experiment. But I thought that if I could do it every day, if I could remember to do it every day, maybe it would make a difference (even a tiny difference). And it has.

While I have a hard time remembering (at my job, I have a little reminder that pops up on my computer—and if that's cheating, it still works), I find that when I set aside those couple minutes to step back, take a breath, think good thoughts, and send them into the ether, I feel better. That's a start.

You're welcome to join me any day of the week, at 2:00 P.M.

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