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40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

40K for 40 days: Day 5 - Is Peace Earned or Lived and Learned?

Here's Day 5 of the "40K for 40 Days" blog series during our Martin Luther King 40 days of Peace Campaign on the Charter's blog and through social media.

You can read Day 1 here to learn the story behind this series!

And Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4.

We hope you feel inspired by what is shared during the upcoming days, and if encouraged enough, to do something, either similarly physical or service-oriented during these 40 days, and share it with us.

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With love,

- Felipe 

Day 5 Inner & Outer Peace, +40k for 40 Days

Is Peace earned or lived and learned?

Peace to me is...

•• Freedom, Freeness, & to feel Free, to be who, where, what, and how I can be,
•• It's progress, not perfection
•• It's living without constant worry, threat, or fear.
•• It's more than just surviving
•• It's turning right, left, or continuing straight when it feels right to do so
•• It's having options and choices
•• It is a choice
•• It's warming back up when it's cold, next to a friend with an open fire
•• It's my chain functioning and connecting to my gears, breaks, steering, road or path, cars, others passing by, the birds singing, the wind blowing, and me, my body and mind, all in sync, interdependent and truly systematic
•• It's having enough for my family and me
•• It's feeling safe inside and outside
•• It's Being able to manage and navigate mental distraction, distortions, and afflictive mental states
•• It's bombing down a big hill on wheels, skis, or feet and knowing how to stop safely
•• It's skipping or hopping just because, whether young or old
•• It's being able to practice and feel genuine gratitude to its fullest effect
•• It's a feeling of being home
•• It's being able to take risks and risk itself
•• It can be fragile
•• It's a warm hug from someone who gives a shit
•• It's being in open water, turning around, and lying back to have your body fully supported and held up by another bigger body
•• It's Being in nature, and in my nature, while connecting to my beautiful senses, my ancestors, and other living present beings

It is lived and learned.

-Shane O'Connor

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