Weekly Reflection: “Personal Peace” by Lisa Allen

Personal Peace
Within the past 15 months, 3 men I know in their late 40’s to early 60’s have committed suicide. This is 3 men too many.
One can’t begin to imagine the despair these men must have felt to take such an action. Were they in this dark place due to anger, fear, hopelessness? Did they feel things would never get better?
Often when people think of peace movements, they think BIG, as in Ghandi or Martin Luther King, changing a direction in the world. There is also a smaller personal peace movement that needs to happen – one that happens inside the spirit, where one opens the heart up to hope, to connecting with their fellow man, and forgiving and accepting oneself.
-Lisa Allen

The following resources are shared from the North Carolinians Against Gun Violence Website page from their “Minutes Matter” Campaign.


“If you, or someone you know, is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

If you are a veteran in distress, please call the national veterans suicide crisis line (1-800-273-8255) you will be connected to a VA specific line so you will speak to someone who understands.

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