Trust

A stable peace requires trust. Trust in ourselves. Trust in others. Trust in the environment. Trust in life.

Trust, to me, is this feeling of good. This deep feeling of believing in the goodness of everything. I believe in the infinite goodness of humanity. And with that, I just trust in the daily process and commitment to meaningful work, especially the ones that move and foster peace, unity and freedom. In situations when things look hairy, I always just pause. The pause is the space. The space of choice.

The space to always make the right choice for peace, in any unexpected situation.

So trust holds peace.

Peng-Ean Khoo

April 4, 2016

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Friendship

How strange. I was looking at all my art work (to select a photo for this blog) and it suddenly occurs to me how isolating all my work has been. How egocentric they have been. Gulp. I couldn’t weave, I could only make isolated pieces and put them together.

Friendship requires a sense of acceptance of our own selves truly in our own unique, individual spaces before we can be confident to truly engage. This makes contemplation or spaces of solitude equally as important as spaces of celebration or togetherness or in community.

So space is a very important consideration to foster good and robust friendships.

Peng-Ean Khoo
April 4, 2016

Sharing

I open with Sharing. I feel sharing our lives is not really about story-telling. It is really more about opening our hearts to one another, sharing our insecurities, and then first, comforting and calming each other, and then later, thinking about how we can use our collective moral imagination, to improve the situation of challenge.

There are so many dimensions to insecurities that there really isn’t really one solution. It requires countless rounds of dialogues, iterations of thinking and actioning, that there can come a point where we can see the connectivity of the challenges presented.

It requires one page of observations and another page of openness.

And it requires pure belief to proceed.

To keep going, in order to keep discovering.

This is really the heart of One Love. It hopes to serve as a place of honest dialogues and mutual actions, to keep committing to a world that is kind and gentle, and one that remembers the joy of the gift of togetherness in living life.

Peng-Ean Khoo
April 4, 2016

Courage

For the longest time, I had been afraid to engage socially, in a deep meaningful way. Meaningful in terms of mobilising work that helps others. I was spending years doing all this research on human development (to counter check if I had lost my mind). Up until yesterday, I was still thinking that this morning I was going to compile a list of research about human care, development, service (presumably to give authority to this work). I was still seeking permission to do something so fundamentally simple and intuitive.

So this is my conclusion and conviction: There is no need for a justification to care for a stranger.

And the longer we wait, the longer the other person in need is in suffering. And if we can bring some relief to the suffering of others, let’s do it.

Peng-Ean Khoo
April 4, 2016

Beauty

In a space of love, what holds the process of growth is a vision. A beautiful vision. One that believes and protects the highest good that the person, humanity and the world can be. Even if nobody believes, if you believe it, it will happen. It happens because of your commitment to a daily, living, beautiful and awesome life. Life happens in small moments. It just unfolds bit by bit everyday. So when you allow it to unfold with full trust, that when it is in full bloom, it is a rose, then you will see the rose, even when you haven’t completed the blossoming.

And then you will see that the unfolding is limitless, so at every moment, you are a rose.

If you hold the vision.

Peng-Ean Khoo
April 4, 2016