Rooted in peace
Who among us can truthfully make the statement, "I don't need any more peace in my life, I have enough"? Such an important possession, yet so little of it to go around. The message of peace comes on strong at Christmas time, blankets us in its stillness, then often melts like the snow.
Some will tell us that inner peace is very possible, even as the world is in turmoil. This valuable prize of peace can bring along with it clarity, calm, confidence and carry us towards the path of successful living. Living life successfully is no easy task, so it seems we would wisely seek out peace wherever it is offered. Some find it in nature, as they trust the wind to blow through the trees, and surround them in fall's leaves.
Perhaps meditation, oil painting, growing orchids or strawberries, or bird watching might bring you peace of mind. No doubt your peace will add to the peace of the world.
Ideas and activities to bring about more peace are looked at by one man in the movie "Rooted in Peace." His journey holds dear to the goal of getting more peace, and to the larger end goal of making the world a better place. Can peaceful action make a difference?
"Rooted in Peace" is a 2016 documentary, filmed by director Greg Reitman. Reitman has put together interviews of activists and luminaries such as Deepok Chopra, music legends Mike Love, Donovan and Pete Seeger, not to mention Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
After founding his independent production company in 2000, Reitman has stayed focused on making films that are environmentally conscious entertainment. He's earned his reputation as Hollywood's "Green Producer." His film "Fuel" is a feature documentary on alternative energy which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Music Festival, and won the Audience Award.
Back by popular demand, "Rooted in Peace" will be shown on Friday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m., at Unity Spiritual Center of Westlake, 23855 Detroit Road. Tickets are $10. Popcorn and beverages will be available. All are welcome. Come view how one man changed the world, through the voices of many men and women, and see what it inspires you to do in your own life.
As Unity Rev. Joanne Rowden has stated, "Even as the world is in a mess, all is well." Underneath the turmoil, the chaos and the wars, there is a God Energy, a Great Spirit, working, sometimes in the mystery beyond our comprehension, to bring about the "all is well." Come view it, and find out how to live rooted in peace.
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