“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.”
~ John Lennon
My inspiration for this holiday podcast originally arose not from the lyrics of John Lennon’s Imagine, but from the remembrance of something else.
For several days, I thought about an ancient star in the sky, the one Magi from the East followed in search of a promised “christ” child.
Surprisingly, these Magi were outside the cultural and religious traditions of the Jews, into which Jesus, or the promised child, would appear.
The story of the Magi remains a mystery as well as a modern day truism. Presumably, it took “outsiders” to recognize the ultimate “insider” — one who would embody the promise of peace on earth and the physical presence of goodwill toward men. The Magi had an internal knowing that drew them to acknowledge the desire of their hearts and fulfill the yearnings of their souls.
Though my podcast is not religious in nature, it invites every listener to find peace on earth by discovering, and following after it, from within.
Imagine a world where all of mankind became the embodiment of peace on earth? I imagine it all the time and hope that the intent of my words will find their way to your heart and imagination, too.
This is a special podcast because I’ve invited several of my friends and followers to share their holiday greetings.
Listen to the voices of: Debbie from New York; Rogert Ago from Albania; sisters Natalie and Lydia from St. Petersburg, Florida; Francene from Brooklyn, New York; Antonio Fernando Onze from Brazil; Lynn Consoli from Manahawkin, New Jersey; Roger Moran from Scotland; David from Akron, Ohio; Bojan Spasojevic from Belgrade, Serbia; Greg Larsen from Toms River, New Jersey; Patty Elizee from Orlando, Florida; and the Heath family from Miskoka, Canada.
May the heart of this holiday podcast bring a light of peace to you this season and may that peace become your true and everlasting home.
Click here to listen to Podcast 110: Are You Peace on Earth? or click the podcast icon below.
Maura Sweeney is an International Speaker on Influence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence