Tune Tueday #3 – Peace at a Distance

From a distance everything looks at peace within society, our communities and within ourselves. When we dig deeper or when acts of violence occur, we are reminded that their is more going on underneath the surface. We should know our loved ones well, but many times we don’t.

If we stop to think about the extent that we are honest with our loved ones, we need to wonder how honest are they with us?

Everyone wants to be accepted and love, but sometimes we play a part or hide who we are or what we feel. We teach our children to know that they are perfect as they are, yet operate on a different set of rules as adults. We accommodate others and compromise ourselves in ways that are not always the healthiest just to fit in and get ahead. If you operate from a place of “I’m not enough” or “I need to prove myself,”  you can become toxic to each other and ourselves.

As we move further down a more ego-centric / selfie centered culture, there is a reduction of basic human interaction, patience and love. You can only see more, when you shift your focus, pause and look around.

Someone in your life is suffering, silently.

This person is hurting, wants to be heard or just know that they are not alone. Do you know who that person is, is that person you? What one person does effects the whole. To heal larger society we need to start small and heal ourselves and our loved ones first. The only way to heal is through love. How much love is in your heart? If you feel empty inside, focus on becoming whole. If you have nothing but love within your heart, how much love have you spread today beyond your social circle? Lead with love and slowly the world will heal.

Today’s Tune Tuesday speaks to the peace that exists only at a distance.

From A Distance by Bette Midler

From a distance the world looks blue and green
And the snow capped mountains white
From a distance the ocean meets the stream
And the eagle takes to flight

From a distance, there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace
It’s the voice of every man

From a distance we all have enough
And no one is in need
And there are no guns, no bombs, and no disease
No hungry mouths to feed

From a distance we are instruments
Marching in a common band
Playing songs of hope, playing songs of peace
They’re the songs of every man

God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance

From a distance you look like my friend
Even though we are at war
From a distance I just cannot comprehend
What all this fighting for

From a distance there is harmony
And it echoes through the land
it’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves
It’s the heart of every man
(Every man)

It’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves
This is the song of every man

And God is watching us, God is watching us
God is watching us from a distance
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching
God is watching us from a distance


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