Let There Be Peace and Joy

“When we do not trouble ourselves about whether or not something is a work of art, if we just act in each moment with composure and mindfulness, each minute of our life is a work of art. Even when we are not painting or writing (or taking photographs—MY WORDS), we are still creating. We are pregnant with beauty, joy, and peace, and we are making life more beautiful for many people.

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Somtimes it is better not to talk about art by using the word “art.” If we just act with awarenenss and integrity, our art will flower, and we don’t have to talk about it at all. When we know how to be peace, we find that art is a wonderful way to share our peacefulness. Artistic expression will take place in one way or another, but the being is essential. So we must go back to ourselves, and when we have joy and peace in ourselves, our creations of art will be quite natural, and they will serve the world in a positive way.”

Source:  “Peace Is Every Step”

by Thich Nhat Hanh

Photography ©AmyRose

43 thoughts on “Let There Be Peace and Joy

  1. Beautifully said Amy Rose. I think this is my favorite thing that you have written! It is so true, and you have expressed it so wonderfully! Thank you for your inspiring words! Lots of Love to you lovely Amy!

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    1. Your presence today I was indeed so very grateful for. The outpouring of support today, the love and the encouragement really took me by surprise. Thank you for being a part of a very special day for me. With Love, Amy

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    1. Shane, I cannot begin to express how much your comments mean to me. Everyone today have been specially kind, which leaves me with tears smarting my eyes. Between the outpouring of love and compliments, I am indeed so very humbled beyond words. Thank you for being here!! xxoo, Amy

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    1. I am not able to take credit for the words, for they are written by someone else (see below the quote to see credit). But I will take credit for the photgraph. Love, Amy

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    1. Thank you, Jackie!! Really thank you. I don’t even remember if I have been over to see you today. If not, please do escuse me. I seem to be fighting a bug. xxoo, Amy

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      1. You’re very welcome, Amy! Please don’t worry about visiting my blog – I didn’t post anything new over the weekend. Take care of yourself. I hope you feel better soon. 🙂

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      2. Just closing up for the night. Thank goodness! I didn’t think you did, but I wasn’t sure. I’ll see you on the morrow!! Bless you, Jackie!! xxoo, Amy

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  2. So very true…beautiful words, words that express kindness and love. It is a fact you know, when we reach deep within ourselves, we find a new peace and then we can let it flow to the world and share Light and Life. Thank you Amy, very nice…no not nice, great and magnificent! Big hugs, Delvi.

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      1. Wow…thanks Amy, I’m very touched…it’s an honor for me you know…from now on, I will have to call you Sister A! Lol! I’m going to bed now…have a nice night full of sweet dreams! Delvi.

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      1. As so will I. This winter has been TOO long. I heard just today another big snow storm is heading this way. People are REALLY blue here and it is because of the weather. (((HUGS))) Amy

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