Peace Building a Tool for Overcoming Conflicts

Ndongmanji Eunice
Posted September 21, 2019 from Cameroon

Peace Peace Peace

What is peace really?

Understanding what peace is requires you to understand who you really are, what is happening within and around you. 

When my Mind is calm, I have Peace

When my Body is calm, I have Peace

When my Spirit is calm, I have Peace

Growing up as a young girl was not easy as I faced lots of challenges and thus experienced intra personal (myself) and interpersonal conflicts with siblings, friends, neighbors, relations, etc. Today in my country, my community, I experience conflict differently. I am a woman stricken by conflict on the pursuit of peace. I fled from home for safety just to get peace, yet peace seems so far. Gunshots and/ cross fires, ghost towns, shutdowns, dead bodies, injured persons, accidents, cries of despair, panick attacks, shock, hardship, and poverty accompany us day in, day out. I have to experience all these to make ends meet. I encounter young girls and boys, children, women and men who have been displaced, abused, violated, neglected, and separated from their families due to this crisis. No where is safe anymore. What a disheartening situation! Disheartening indeed. Peace where are you? 

My Mind is NOT calm

My Body is NOT calm

My Spirit is NOT calm

The reason why I am a Peace Builder today in pursuit of Peace. Along side others, i have posted on social media and termed "hypocrites in the name of peace". Oh My God! This scared me, I panicked and was afraid of the unknown and the uncertainty that loomed around me. But the thought that I was a Peace Builder motivated me not to give up. That is why as a Peace Builder today I do everything possible within the networks and platforms I have or belong to, to preach the gospel of PEACE. My journey to pursuing peace in on, so on.

Happy International Day of Peace to you all.

#PeaceBuilding

#Peace 4Peace

#CalmMindBodySpiritPeace

 

This story was submitted in response to Peace for Cameroon.

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Lisbeth
Sep 21
Sep 21

Dear Eunice,
This is a wonderful piece for international peace day. Indeed peace is when our whole self is calm. I hope and pray that peace return to your country immediately.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
Regards

Ndongmanji Eunice
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks Lisbeth. We hope and we keep praying too. Remain blessed

Gwei Mainsah
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks very much Ndongmanji Eunice
If we could all understand the importance of peace and education, then, no matter the situations we can can still be able to face the challenges. But when we becomes enemies to ourselves, destroy our own properties, kill and kidnap our won people, burn down our own houses, rape our own daughters, send our loved ones to the bush, then where are we going to.

Ndongmanji Eunice
Sep 22
Sep 22

Thanks Mainsah. Exactly with all these happenings where really are we heading to. We just need to keep running the race of peace.

Jill Langhus
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hello Dear Eunice,

I hear you. Such a horrible situation in Cameroon. And, it sounds like you experienced enough trauma in your life before the unfortunate state that the Anglophone regions are experiencing there. I do hope you're being careful, dear. I think it's great that your outspoken, but please do take care.

XX

Ndongmanji Eunice
Sep 23
Sep 23

Hello Jill, thank you very much for reaching out. Do take care too. Remain blessed

Jill Langhus
Sep 25
Sep 25

Hello dear:-)

You're very welcome. Thank you!!

You, too!

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Eunice,
Please know that my heart is with you and all World Pulse sisters there, enduring this horrible war. I hope that those of us in our own countries can find ways to draw international attention to what has been going on.

Ndongmanji Eunice
Sep 23
Sep 23

Dear Verral, I'm grateful for your kind words. We remain hopeful
Remain blessed

Hello, Peace Builder Eunice,

You are so brave! Cameroon needs you more than ever. I couldn't help but weep in what's going own in your country. I'm so glad you decided to rise up. May you influence more peacebuilder to follow suit. Thank you for being a courageous woman. Stay strong. Stay safe, too. Hugs.