Monthly Peace Challenge: Peace at Home

forpeace25jpg“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.”~Dalai Lama


I would like to give my deepest gratitude to everyone involved with Bloggers for Peace
. I don’t care if you post, read, tweet, re-tweet, or just smile. If you are here, it means that you care about helping others. It means that compassion, love, and empathy are a part of your lives. I honor you for everything that you do. I feel blessed to be a part of this community. I can feel your energy, and it is changing our world. Thank you so much.

Dalai-Lama-on-Healers

To help inspire the Bloggers for Peace (B4Peace), we will have a Monthly Peace Challenge. To participate, tag your post with B4Peace and make sure you copy your URL to the Linkz collection. Anyone who completes all twelve Monthly Peace Challenges will receive a Free B4Peace T-shirt.

“If you don’t have peace at home, then where will you have it?”~Jeff Davidson

I have learned quickly that when my relationship with my wife is tense, then I can’t spread peace in my community. This month I challenge you to explore how to have peace in relationships or how to have peace at home.

  • Turn your blog into a relationship advice column. What are the 5 things that make a peaceful relationship? What are the 4 things we can do to become a better partner?
  • Post a piece of art, a photo, or a video that epitomizes a perfect relationship. Feel free to explain why. (This does not have to be a human relationship.)
  • Write a letter to the opposite sex or your partner explaining why you love them, but what they need to do for you to keep loving them. This can be a letter to an actual person or to an entire community of people.
  • Publish a story, poem, song, or video about struggle in relationships and what you learned from this struggle that brought peace into your world.
  • Publish a post on the greatest love story ever that will inspire us to be more loving.
  • Rant about what really frustrates you about the opposite sex, relationships, or your partners. (Maybe if we know what is wrong, we can fix it.)
  • Post anything about the intersection of relationships and peace.

Don’t forget to link to at least one other B4Peace post and add your post to the Linkz collection. Here is how:

  • Copy your URL to the Linkz collection. You’ll find the link below. It’s the drunk blue frog smiling for peace. Click on it and follow directions.
  • Go visit this site to read and comment on other posts related to this Monthly Peace Challenge.



78 comments on “Monthly Peace Challenge: Peace at Home

  1. I will give it my best shot 🙂

  2. You have read my mind again, Kozo. I just had a hurtful dispute with my significant other over the weekend. We have been together for 10 years & (as you know) he is the father of our beautiful son.
    I was just going to write about the stress & strain certain things can put on a relationship. This, however, will make for a lovely counter-example.

    Thank you for always helping me see the positive end of things.
    *hugs*

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Yay, J. I hope you post both the stress and the strain and the counter-example. I really believe that when we write about creating peace in our relationships, we actually contribute to the love in our relationships. Maybe the best marriage therapy is to blog. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Give Peace a Change. Lord knows we have given war more than a chance. Thank you Mr. Kozo

  4. Thanks. I’m not living with anyone, but that Dali Lama quote is particularly useful right now x

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Just because you are not living with someone does not mean that you can’t post for peace, sistasertraline. You can still write about the opposite sex or a previous partner. You could give advice to those in relationships. Sometimes the best perspectives come from those not in the mix. Anything that deals with peace and relationships is find. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

  5. diannegray says:

    I can’t wait to read these, Kozo. The B4Peace posts are my favourites! {{{hugs}}}

  6. Oh! Looking forward to participating in this one. 🙂

  7. I shall be here reading!

  8. Hi, I’ve nominated you for a bouquet of awards. Click on the link for more information. Namaste! http://juliannevictoria.com/2013/05/28/bundles-of-gratitude-two-8-flower-bouquets-of-awards/

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  11. dmauldin53 says:

    Reblogged this on Mama Bear Musings and commented:
    #B4Peace

  12. 1EarthUnited says:

    Hey Kozo, thanks for a most inspirational quote from the venerable Dalai Lama, it mirrors your message and our cause perfectly! ♥
    Ya can’t make war when we’re too busy loving each other! Peace is the natural result. ☼

    • Kozo Hattori says:

      Maddy, You are such a throwback–“Make Love Not War.” I love that you resonate with all generations. I would love to hear relationship advice from you. hint, hint. {{{Hugs}}} Kozo

      • 1EarthUnited says:

        Yeah U found me out, I’m just a hippie chick at heart. My relationship advice is not original, but it works. I borrow from the best, Jesus, Buddha, the Prophet Mohamed, HH the Dalai Lama, Rumi, Tolstoy and all the enlightened souls: Be kind to yourself and love one another.
        There is truth in simplicity… in reality of course it’s easier said than done. I strive to practice this simple truth every day and spread the love. Like you and our fellow conscientious bloggers, we try to lead by example and help others realize this truth through our love for all. Deep down, everyone knows love because it’s part of our soul, our spiritual DNA, God Code or what have you.
        Can anyone honestly say that a newborn incarnates without love in his soul? That’s impossible, just look into their big beautiful round innocent eyes, u’r seeing the purity of God’s love reflecting back at you. Kozo you know the feeling, it transforms you forever!
        So I try to help as many people recapture that moment, remember that feeling, that look, and know who they/we really are. ♥ Spread the LOVE, Peace starts in our hearts!
        I LOVE U Kozo {{{Hugs}}}

  13. prayingforoneday says:

    I have entered mine. Great fun… x

  14. Got it – great topic! Thanks! tomas ☼

  15. If we can’t have peace at home where can we have it…looks like an excellent focus for the month.

  16. prayingforoneday says:

    Reblogged this on Looking for reasoning to a complicated world and commented:
    Peace at Home. A good challenge and good fun also. It is a blog into a relationship advice column blog. And when done add it here http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=278374 << Go into that link and read some of the blogs there for direction. I had GREAT fun doing mine. I hope you do. As part of the Bloggers for Peace. I think this is a fantastic idea. We all love. Lets all have fun with it.

  17. Rohan 7 Things says:

    You know what Kozo? I really suck for not putting a post together for this months prompt. I think it’s the first one I’ve missed, I just kept meaning to do it but never did. Ah screw the rules, I might double up in June and post a peace through art post anyway hehe 😉

    I love this month’s challenge though. Peace in the home and in our relationships is an issue dear to me so I’ll be looking forward to posting about this!

    Hope you had a peaceful month mate, love and hugs to you and the family 🙂

    Rohan.

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  22. fgassette says:

    Will be back later with my post.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  24. Athena Brady says:

    Thanks Kozo for such a great challenge and love the quotes.

  25. Sunshine says:

    just wondering what happened to the Press this icon? okay, carry on. ☺
    (great theme for June ♥)

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    On my second day. 🙏

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    What a great challenge you have given us this month Kozo, I am a little behind but will catch up .{{{Hugs}}}

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