I Wish You Peace

I Wish You Peace by The Eagles

I wish you peace when the cold winds blow
Warmed by the fire’s glow
I wish you comfort in the, the lonely time
And arms to hold you when you ache inside

I wish you hope when things are going bad
Kind words when times are sad
I wish you shelter from the, the raging wind
Cooling waters at the fever’s end

I wish you peace when times are hard
The light to guide you through the dark
And when storms are high and your, your dreams are low

I wish you the strength to let love grow on,
I wish you the strength to let love flow,

I wish you peace when times are hard
A light to guide you through the dark
And when storms are high and your, you dreams are low
I wish you the strength to let let grown on,
I wish you the strength to let love flow,
I wish you the strength to let love glow on
I wish you the strength to let love go on.

You cannot give what you don’t have. Peace, like all things, can be given if you know it yourself. It manifests on the basis of giving and receiving. Peace is an active and flowing state and is therefore much more than just the absence of conflict.

You needn’t know all of peace to share it, though the more it permeates your life the easier it will be to share it with the world you center. Take the time to recognize and acknowledge those qualities in others that generate peace, resolve conflict and repair breaches. Peace well-nourished begets peace. Peace neglected disintegrates into conflict.

If you hold a grudge, you will never truly be at peace. Applying the soothing balm of forgiveness is restorative and regenerative, even if you have to swallow your pride to forgive. Grudges are like cancers. Left untreated they will eat away at the healthy fabric of your life, leaving you threadbare.

The battle of the sexes, the friction between North and South, the distrust between management and labor and so many other areas of unrelieved tension could quickly be healed were peace to be more highly prized. Why not set the bar at a new level? Why not aspire to produce a better world for future generations, one that is characterized by peace and understanding?

Peace be unto you this morning, my friends. I wish you a tranquil and restful weekend.

11 thoughts on “I Wish You Peace

  1. Colin

    Thank you for continuing to write about so many ways to improve ourselves and our world. I really appreciate what you’re doing.


  2. Isabelle Kearney

    Thank you for such a beautiful start to the day. Peace is so powerful and enveloping when it’s present and so destructive when it is absent. The future is brighter for everyone when we let peace be the centering point of our lives.


  3. S.B.

    Thank you for the reminder that it isn’t possible to ‘grab a piece’ of peace for oneself. As there is the willingness and the genuine interest in giving and sharing it with others then mountains are moved, obstacles are overcome in the most amazing ways. “Try it, you’ll like it!!” Have a GREAT weekend!!


  4. Kai

    Thanks Gregg! Reading this today really caused me to think about what I can do to inspire peace and rest in those around me and in my home. You are right, I can’t give what I don’t have, and a state of peace doesn’t appear out of thin air. Peace in my home and in my world starts with me, and there is great joy in my heart to take the opportunity to be specific about generating it!


  5. Mark

    One of my favorite quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. “Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek but a means by which we arrive at that goal.” I agree that peace is an active, not a passive state. It isn’t the end but the means to living each moment.


  6. Doug

    Peace is the soil that health flourishes in. A healthy body, mind, world and universe. For a healthy creation this is compulsory.


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