Teach Peace

September 15, 2009

MPATAPO

MPATAPO

Next week will be the 27th celebration of  International Day of Peace- Sept 21, 2009. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to impress upon the youth of the world the benefits of PEACE. If we work with the young impressionable minds of our young peple we CAN change the world! Working towards a peaceful world is something that starts at home. Giving our youth the tools to maintain a peaceful state of mind is a  very important life lession. Look for my upcoming post on ideas that you can engage in with the youth in your life.
To celebrate this day of peace we can all engage in activites to encourage peace in our homes, communities,
our nation and the world.
The concept of peace is one that is seen around the world in most countries, cultures and faiths.

The Adinkra symbol of reconciliation, peacemaking and pacification is MPATAPO.  The symbol is a bond or knot that binds parties in a dispute to a peaceful harmonious reconciliation.   I see it as a representation that when we are in dispute with another individual we are “tied  together” It is  the responsibility of each party in the dispute to FIND PEACE together.   If we all actively search for  where we can engage in peaceful actions  then the world WILL be a much more beautiful place.

Be sure to give the world some peace not only on Sept 21, 2009 but every day!!

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