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I began thinking this morning about writing a new blog on my series on peace and just could not come up with a good idea, so I decided to go visit my friend who is in the hospital. I am helping her learn some breathing techniques and some Unity principles on health and healing so she can get back on her feet for GOOD! I figured the driving would clear my mind and sure enough it did.

When I got in the car I turned on the radio and one of my favorite Bette Midler songs came on, kismet you might say! She was singing From a Distance what a beautiful treatise on peace. So in case you haven’t heard it lately here is a link to the song and the words [emphasis and changes mine]. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bettemidler/fromadistance.html

“From A Distance”

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 [person].
God is watching us. God is watching us.
God is watching us from a distance [from within].

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 is for.

From a distance there is harmony,
and it echoes through the land.
And it’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves,
it’s the heart of every man [person].

It’s the hope of hopes, it’s the love of loves.
This is the song of every man [person].
And God is watching us, God is watching us,
God is watching us from a distance [from within].
Oh, God is watching us, God is watching.
God is watching us from a distance [from within].

This is given prayerfully from my house to your house this Memorial Day Weekend in memory of all those who have been killed or injured in a war ever, anywhere on planet earth and beyond.  Namaste…

In gassho, Shokai

ingassho

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