By Lori Gagnon
Imagine all the people living life in peace. (John Lennon)
What is peace? I ask myself this question in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas week.
Imagine, if I did not have to hurry through life at a crazy pace that does not allow me to breathe and experience its every exquisite moment.
Imagine, if guns had never been invented and I lived in a world with no war.
Imagine, if love was my only motivating force—not winning, being top dog, or having all the power.
It is easy to imagine such a utopia. I then ask myself, how could it ever be real? Then I realize that such peace must first come from deep within myself, before I could ever expect it to be an outward worldwide concept.
Imagine, if I find something kind to say the next time I feel angry with someone.
Imagine, if I am peacefully silent the next time the office is jumping with gossip.
Imagine, if I purposefully try to live peace every day.
Imagine, if I only allow my thoughts to be loving and peaceful.
Imagine! I wonder if it would catch on. Would other people want to try it? I imagine they would.
I enter this day with peace, determined to remain peaceful.
I breathe peace in, I breathe peace out. I imagine
I am at peace and the whole world is at peace with me.
© Lori Gagnon 2016
Imagine was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography –Lori Gagnon
Lori Gagnon is a mother, daughter, sister, wife, and grandmother. She has a passion for reading, writing and art. Lori became an avid journal writer and explored writing poetry during the 26 years she lived in Churchill, Manitoba. Lori took a Transformative WritingTM course at CMU and continues to write, journal, make art and explore any creative venture that piques her interest. Her dreams include publishing her own book about growing up in Silver Heights, Manitoba.