Peace Is For Everyone!

jlanghus
Posted September 26, 2018 from Spain
Peace is for everyone!

I have a dream; a vision where all beings and living organisms live in harmony…. everyone lives in peace, and balance has been restored to the planet. Women and men, alike, embrace all their feminine and masculine traits; or even better, we seriously challenge what we have all been taught to believe are feminine or masculine characteristics. Women and girls are loved, cherished, thriving, speaking up, assertive, and men are equally loved, cherished, thriving and speaking up. There is no hate, prejudice, comparison, competition or judgment for anyone’s cultural, religious, sexual, or racial differences. In fact, we embrace and celebrate all these differences. There is only peace, love, harmony and joy!

While this may seem like a fantasy, it could also be a reality. Why can’t we have all this? We are all so conditioned to believing there is only fear, hate, war, and men in positions of power. It absolutely doesn’t need to be this way! All that it would take is faith, trust, and a change in our collective belief system and perceptions. Anything is possible! If everyone, or even if more than half of the population committed to this revolutionary concept, and new way of living, we could collectively evolve and grow into a completely different realm, or reality… one that may seem impossible, unrealistic, and even fantastical. But I believe this is achievable.

Women, and open-minded men, are already changing the paradigm. There are trailblazers and visionaries that see a different future and aren’t afraid to go after it.

Think of our fearless leader, Jensine, who started World Pulse in 2003. She saw a clear vision of an evolved, enlightened future and reality. She knew then, as she does now, that women are the voice and impetus for the current major change that our ailing planet needs, and went for it, to make World Pulse a reality. She did whatever she needed to do, got the necessary resources and key players. She made it happen with pure love, determination, drive, and passion.

Or, Jane Goodall who has not only been a fierce and loving advocate for animals her whole life (especially her amazing chimpanzees) but who also started the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), in 1977, which is widely known for conservation and development programs in Africa that help to improve the health of women and education for girls, as well as the global Roots & Shoots youth education and conservation program that now has over 10,000 groups in over 100 countries.

Or, Gloria Steinem who is world renowned for her tireless efforts for leading the women’s rights movement since the late 1960s. Her guiding principles have always been love, integrity, and passion. She doesn’t operate from an aggressive standpoint, but rather an egalitarian, objective, and peaceful perspective. She is the essence of grace, poise, passion, and neutrality. In 1992, she co-founded Choice USA, a non-profit organization that encourages people under 30 to support abortion rights, as well as offers comprehensive sex education, sexual health, and wellness services.

Or, Somaly Mam who doesn’t know her real name or birthdate that was trafficked as a teenager but now is a fearless advocate for love and compassion in Cambodia where she runs a shelter (AFESIP Cambodia) and school for girls that have also been exploited. She has been a major inspiration to me due to her selflessness and endless vat of compassion, tolerance, and love. She perseveres even though she has endured so many challenges, resistance, and even death threats throughout the years. To me, she is the epitome of altruism and how humanity could be.

If more and more people would operate from this new realm and perspective of love and compassion; say around 75%, to tip the balance, this new reality could easily shift into place. Our entire world would be a completely different place with potentially no poverty, no wars, no abuse, no slavery, no pollution, and eventually no hatred, or even fear.

I think if each one of us took an oath to ourselves, or even had the personal intention, every day, to be kind, compassionate, honest, authentic, grateful, take responsibility, and to be our absolute best selves, this new paradigm could become a reality.

There would be no competition. And everyone would know there is always plenty of time, love, resources, talent and opportunities to go around. All that it would take would be to convince the collective population to really embrace this new, world concept, to experience it, and then finally to experience it first-hand. Little by little, we can be the difference. It’s not only possible; it’s already happening. It’s not only happening on World Pulse, but collectively, through small breakthroughs everyday. It seems like every day I see posts on something amazing that a woman has achieved that I didn’t know was occurring or that I thought wouldn’t happen in my lifetime, such as first black woman in space, Saudi Arabian women driving, or GM being run by a female CEO and CFO. Also, the media is finally becoming more egalitarian in how they’re portraying women and men, and also having more films, TV series, articles from the female perspective. Innovations to clean and heal our planet are being developed every day, as well. New NGOs are being created every day, too, creating a new world for all of us.

Let’s do this! Let’s focus on what we love; what we’re passionate about; and what we’re good at. We are already creating this new reality in our own lives and on World Pulse through love, collaboration, support, empathy, sisterhood, and solidarity. Let’s continue to build the future we want to see… not only on World Pulse, but well beyond it! I know I’m ready for this new world. Are you?

 

**Special thanks to Tam for always being there for everyone and for giving me some great pointers for the first draft of this post. You're the best!!

This post was submitted in response to The Future of Security Is Women .

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Olutosin
Sep 26
Sep 26

Go go go!!!!!!
Oh tell it to the world my sister, your voice is loud and cry. Yesssss I can hear you clearly. You have highlighted it, we know the peacefinders and we know the peacemakers. Thank you for reminding us, thank you for mentioning the phenomenal women, you are absolitely correct.
Keep om singing it. I love your voice my dearest sister.
A few years ago, When I read about Somaly Mam, I wept. Its like our experiences shape us, they make is syronger and wiser.
Thank you for this peace, above all, we need peace, yes. Peace.

jlanghus
Sep 26
Sep 26

Hello there Sis Olu!

You're welcome, and thank you for the awesome feedback, love and for reading my story:-)

Hope you have a great day!

XOXO

Dylan Dills
Sep 26
Sep 26

I absolutely love this post! A world without patriarchy and oppression may seem like a dream, but it can be a reality. I also appreciated how you named several women whom have transformed the world. My personal "possibility models" are Janet Mock, Dorothy Allison, Audre Lorde, and Grace Lee Boggs.

jlanghus
Sep 27
Sep 27

Thanks Dylan. Welcome to World Pulse:-)

I don't know any of these trailblazers. I've got some homework to do now:-)

Hope you have a great day!

Beth Lacey
Sep 27
Sep 27

Great post!
Beth

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Thank you, Beth! I appreciate your feedback:-)

Tarke Edith
Sep 27
Sep 27

Waooo Jill
You are wonderful indeed an achieve you have said it all ,l am please sister with the way you have put your own point of view as peace and insecurity is concent ,l do also believe that one men women and animals will leave together in harmony and by then insecurity will a talk of the pass thanks sister for sharing.

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hello lovely Edith,

Thanks for your lovely feedback. I'm happy to hear you feel the same way!

Oh, Jill! I am so proud of you for writing this post. Your heart is just so full of love and encouragement. Instead of writing the obvious, the reality, you cast a vision that we can aspire, not individually, but collectively.

Yes, we can achieve it. Why not? You have enumerated advocacies that began with one woman, and how she bravely pursued her vision to impact change and touch many. One woman creating ripples of change to thousands! Imagine one thousand women pursuing their passion their vision of a peaceful world! Or ten thousand women collaborating together!

I love this piece, though I would have added,
" Or Jill Langhus who allot a portion of her valuable time everyday to read stories in World Pulse and encouraging women to press on, pursue her passion, and post her advocacies on online spaces. She created a Safe Haven for women who are victims/survivors of human trafficking. She became a mother of many."

Hugs, Jill!

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hello Karen,

Aw, thanks!

Exactly. That would be soooo awesome to have that many women, or more pursuing their dreams:-)

Ooo, wow! That gave me the chills!!! Thanks for that!

Adanna
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hi Jill,

Nice one!

Women are really moving forward one step at a time.

I totally agree with you that little by little, we can be the difference and make a huge impact in the world through collective efforts and through small breakthroughs everyday.

Thank you for being one of the amazing women encouraging and supporting other sisters here on World Pulse.

Love,
Adanna

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hi Adanna,

Well, thank you!

For sure.... Yay:-)

You're welcome. Happy to be here.

Thanks for your feedback:-)

Hope you have a great day!

ARREY - ECHI
Sep 28
Sep 28

"I think if each one of us took an oath to ourselves, or even had the personal intention, every day, to be kind, compassionate, honest, authentic, grateful, take responsibility, and to be our absolute best selves, this new paradigm could become a reality" this summed it well for me. Very detailed and well articulated. I love it, Jill.

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

Aw. Thanks so much, Arrey!

Your commentary means so much to me:-) Thanks for reading it.

I hope you're feeling better, and that you have a good, safe day:-)

ARREY - ECHI
Sep 28
Sep 28

Thank you, Jill. Yes, I am doing great and safe too. Thanks for the concern. I enjoyed the write up. I think you should write more.

Hugs to you.

jlanghus
Sep 28
Sep 28

You're welcome:-) Oh, that's soo good to hear.

Thank you! I'll think about it...ha:-)

Marie Abanga
Oct 16
Oct 16

Hahaha, I chose that portion of your post for my own feedback without even reading the comments of others. I normally do first but I was so full of impatience this time and just wanted to write what I felt lol.

Sister Zeph
Sep 28
Sep 28

You are beautiful and your thoughts are beautiful. your writing is like a poetry,A poetry in which i want to lost.I want to spend my life. Ah I wish one day our world will become the way you want it to be. So peaceful for all living beings. where all the human beings, animals and plants will live their lives without any fear.Love you Sister Jill

jlanghus
Sep 29
Sep 29

Aw. Thanks so much dear, lovely Sister Zeph! Your words and love have touched my heart so deeply. They and you mean so much to me:) I'm so happy to have met you. I am truly honored and blessed to be your friend and sister.

Sending a boatload of love and light right back at you, sister. Love you, too, dear sister.

Namaste:-)

Ngala Nadege
Sep 28
Sep 28

Hello sister !!! Yes anything is possible including PEACE.thanks for sharing

jlanghus
Sep 29
Sep 29

Hello dear:-)

You're welcome. Hope you have a good and safe day!

Anne Pakoa
Oct 01
Oct 01

Just wow! Indeed to read your article! Thank you! I am very inspired!

jlanghus
Oct 01
Oct 01

Hi Anne:-)

Thanks for the fab feedback. I appreciate it!

You're welcome, and I'm glad to hear it:-)

Dawn Arteaga
Oct 02
Oct 02

Wow Jill this is such a powerful post. Your vision "everyone would know there is always plenty of time, love, resources, talent and opportunities to go around" is incredible. I agree that peace and security have so much to do with that sense of "plenty for all" and no competition. The source of all violence, really is that belief in lack or not enough. Thank you for this. You are an inspiration to me!

jlanghus
Oct 02
Oct 02

Aw. Thank you!

And, thanks for the lovely feedback.

Hope you have a great day!

Jensine Larsen
Oct 02
Oct 02

I see your vision, Jill. You are a great visionary and we love you. Lets make this vision a reality. It starts with loving community which you carefully tend here in your World Pulse garden.

jlanghus
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hi there lovely,

Thanks so much!! I'm feeling the love:-)

Yay! What a great literary and visual reference... you have such a way with words... You are so right that support and community are so very important for not only cultivating change but also to provide a loving foundation to start from.

Thanks for reading and for the great feedback. Hope you have a fabulous day!

emma matondang
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hi Jill.
Reading your post, I felt sorry to myself for not join this world pulse from long ago. I was too busy to run my school for I am doing this for about 4 yours now. Now I am a bit relax so I read this page. I have found you in every posts of your comments. I love it. I don't want to miss any words of all your comments. Then I thought "wow she is great". You remind me to a Canadian woman I met in the train on the way from Bangkok, Thailand to Penang , Malaysian where we had such a deep conversation about woman and our different culture. Her name is Jill Antall. She was a musician. I am a bit sad that I can't find her any more. She even wrote a song abt me "My Sumatran sister". I wish it's you. So here we are already. She had a short hair like you too. in the picture.
So yes. I am with you. Let's get cracking......

jlanghus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Hi Emma,

Aw. Thanks for the lovely feedback:-)

I'd love to hear the song. That's a nice tribute to you!

Yay! Sounds great!

emma matondang
Oct 05
Oct 05

You are more than welcome Jill. Well I can't remember the song but I have the words I can post it later. let see.
Yeah it's great knowing you and others.

jlanghus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Okay. Don't go out of your way, dear. I just thought what a great tribute to you that would be.

Thanks!! Hope you're having a great day!

Ngwa Damaris
Oct 04
Oct 04

Together, we will make that change:) THANKS

jlanghus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Thanks, Damaris:-)

Lis Sal
Oct 04
Oct 04

Hi Sis. Jill,
I loved your opening image, it depicts love. Even animals loves and care for another, so it MUST be with humans. We are absolutely nothing without love.

Thanks for such a great reminder :-)

Warm regards
Lisbeth

jlanghus
Oct 05
Oct 05

Hello there Lizzy:-)

Indeed! You're very welcome.

Hope you have a great day!

emma matondang
Oct 05
Oct 05

Ow , Jill, looking at the orang utan picture on your story, Here in my area named Bukit Lawang, North Sumatera, we have Orang utan rehabilitation where people around the world come to see them. Most from Europe.

jlanghus
Oct 06
Oct 06

Hi Emma,

I love the orangutans and that's wonderful to hear about the rehabilitation center. I hope they will be able to return them to the wild, though.

emma matondang
Oct 06
Oct 06

Yes, that's the purpose. they do. That's government project that has been done for years. The orang utan is living in their own home in the rain forest. If we want to see them, we have to go by permit and guided by goverment officer other wise we'll get lost in the deep fores.. They are protected but it's open for publict. We have to do trecking to the jungle and can meet them if we are luck because they are free..

jlanghus
Oct 07
Oct 07

Oh, that's truly awesome. I don't hear many projects like that anymore. Yay! That made my day to hear that. All that I see are the posts on Facebook about their habitat being decimated with the young being left behind in some cases. Thanks for sharing:-)

Olubee
Oct 07
Oct 07

Thanks Jill for sharing this beautiful piece with us,i also dream a world of peace coexistence between man and woman,animal and every living things.
Yes am ready for the new world of PEACE.
Lovely.

jlanghus
Oct 12
Oct 12

You're welcome:-) Yay!

Glad to hear it!

Hope you have a great day!

Akinjise Daniel
Oct 10
Oct 10

Wonderful post.

All those things mentioned can actually be a reality

jlanghus
Oct 12
Oct 12

Thanks! Yes:-)

tunde
Oct 11
Oct 11

Your dream is like my dream sister. What if many women dream this dream and act on it?
Thanks for adding your beautiful voice to this dream.

jlanghus
Oct 12
Oct 12

Yay! Another peacemaker...love it!!!

Oh, yes:-)

You're welcome. Thanks for reading and adding your feedback!

Tumanjong Miranda
Oct 12
Oct 12

Oh my goodness!
Dear sister,you never cease to inspire me.
Let the the world listen to your voice. It is the voice that call for all oneness and love for all. it is the voice that breaks the barriers between men and women and all nature.
Thank you so much for this. You said it just the way it should be told.
Thank you great sister!

jlanghus
Oct 12
Oct 12

Well, thank you, ma'am:-)

You're welcome!

Thank you for your amazing love and feedback!

Tumanjong Miranda
Oct 12
Oct 12

You're welcome:)

jlanghus
Oct 12
Oct 12

:-)

Dear Jill,

What a wonderful lesson of inspiration and motivation. You referenced the lives, stories and service of some powerful women whose voices continue to lead to rippling changes. They began working for change and as global sisters, we all do what we do best in our right which is using our voices, visions and dreams for change. I to have a dream.

Keep writing, keep pushing keep using your voice.

jlanghus
Oct 13
Oct 13

Hello lovely Sherna:-)

Thank you very much!! Yes, we do.

I sincerely hope your dream is realized as well.

Thank you for the encouragement. I need it!

Hope you're well, and having a great weekend?!

anita shrestha
Oct 14
Oct 14

Wonderful dear

jlanghus
Oct 14
Oct 14

Thanks!

Rosylyne Nabaala
Oct 14
Oct 14

Wow, right dear no peace no life, peace is very important for both human being and animals. Thank you for sharing.

jlanghus
Oct 15
Oct 15

Hi Rosylyne,

You're welcome. Thanks for reading and for your feedback:) I appreciate it!

Seka
Oct 15
Oct 15

Salut Jill,
I will not fail to congratulate you for the rich and stimulating article. By reading just the title and the meaningful photographs, we can see behind all this how peace for all is a need like that of living. We are really encouraged, it is still possible to live in peace if we sought it with all our heart.
God bless you!
Anma

jlanghus
Oct 15
Oct 15

Thank you, dear, Anma:-) I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Muchoh Florence
Oct 15
Oct 15

Hi jill
Thanks for your post, I love it, especially as you talk about oneness with all sentient beings . More especially animal security. This touches my heart.

jlanghus
Oct 16
Oct 16

Hi Florence,

You're welcome:-) Glad to hear it!!!

Hope you have a safe/good day!

Marie Abanga
Oct 16
Oct 16

"I think if each one of us took an oath to ourselves, or even had the personal intention, every day, to be kind, compassionate, honest, authentic, grateful, take responsibility, and to be our absolute best selves, this new paradigm could become a reality". I took this oath to myself 7 years ago, and last year I helped found and register an association called "Ripples of love". I am focusing on teaching this to children so they grow with this ... in my home it is always "Choose Peace over Conflict" ...I could go on and on, but I know we are all in this here if not we wouldn't have been here... great post Jill, good luck with your submission

jlanghus
Oct 16
Oct 16

Excellent, Marie! You're such an inspiration:-)

Thanks so much! I appreciate it, and you!

Dearest Jill,
Your words are so touching, yet inspiring.
I love you ‍❤️‍ ‍❤️‍ ‍❤️‍ ‍❤️‍ ‍❤️‍

jlanghus
Nov 08
Nov 08

Hello lovely one:-)

Thank you for your love and support. I appreciate it so...

Love to you, too.
XOXO

Celine
Nov 08
Nov 08

Dear Jill,
Thank you for this revolutionary concept. I look forward, knowing that someday our world would be a peaceful place for both female and male.

jlanghus
Nov 09
Nov 09

Hello dear Celine:-)

You're most welcome. Indeed:-) Hope you're having a great day!