Discovering Self, Fostering Peace

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

In life’s quiet wisdom,

we often hear,

‘Be yourself,’

the whispered truth is clear.

But do we grasp what it means to be,

The essence of you, the soul set free?


a mirror’s embrace,


the first step to grace.

To know thyself is to understand,

The key to peace in this fragile land.

In our human hearts,

emotions reside,




they all coincide.

Balance within,

a calm, steady stream,

Illuminates life’s true,

profound dream.

Frail is life,

and fragile we stand,

Amidst humanity,

a woven strand.

Yet hurt and pain persist and swell,

For we must first know ourselves well.

Humanity’s mirror reflects one face,

No ‘other,’

no different place.

In that unity,

we may finally see,

War’s blind hurt,

while peace sets us free.


One comment

  1. “Amidst humanity,a woven strand” I love it. Love it. Love you! 😍

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