"I Took My Power in My Hand" Emily Dickinson:

"I took My Power in My Hand

And went Against the World

Twas not so much as David had

But I was twice bold

I Aimed my Pebble but Myself

Was all the one that fell

Was it Goliath was too large

Or was Myself too small ?

(Took Courage - Not "too small" ?)

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Comment by Al LeBlanc on May 6, 2014 at 8:56am

Nadezhda:  See your point of view; however,IMHO people of conscience  acting alone, have changed the world e.g., Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha,,Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Mandela, et al.  Indifference of Individivuduals to world problems, e.g., "Syria" makes your point .  If people realized their "bottom up collective individual power can in an internet moment" be broadcast throughout the "cyber world" and cause a universal peace uprising uprising/tsunami, they should take the momentary opportunity to exercise their conscience/cyberpeacefare power.   Al

Comment by Joseph Peppe, ND on May 6, 2014 at 5:58am

Hi Nadezhda, 

I surely relate to what you say. I felt as you say, the first few times, that i kept seeing this CyberPeace. In time, I came to realize, it is not the whole world we are responsible for, rather only the walk through life that we, individually, are on. 

And, in the case of Bible Verses, we have the Blessed Assurance that Jesus Christ will help us do them, through HIS present day ministry of HIS Supernatural Holy Spirit, if we truly ask HIS help.

Sincerely,

Joe

Comment by Nadezhda Kalinova on May 6, 2014 at 1:34am

Let me share my humble opinion - the verse sounds nice to me, but to be honest nothing good happens in the world when a person goes Alone against the world  and it is too hard nowadays to unite people for one cause even it if it is the Peace Cause -  for example the war in Syria - people throughout the world are watching the breaking news of powerful TV Channels but until now I have not seen a larscale Peace March agains it in any country on any Television. Please forgive me for being sceptic but my opinion is based on my own experience as well - many times I have been trying to change little things in my own society and environment but "Walls are too Big for my tender sholders to break through!"

Comment by Joseph Peppe, ND on May 3, 2014 at 9:33am

"Blessed are they who make peace, for they will be called the children of God". Jesus the Christ, circa - 31AD.

The invitation from our Creator is out there.  Who will respond?

Comment by Al LeBlanc on March 7, 2014 at 10:24am

Odei: Thank you for the comment on Emily Dickinson's Poem on the courage of personal power.Emily Dickinson (1830-1886/Amherst, Massachusetts).

Your friend was right "countries literally fight against one another on the internet; this is known as "cyberwarfare". YES ' "it's the peace that good people want online."

Seems to me the problem is that individuals don't realize their collective people power and opportunity to take on the Goliath of Human/Planet Destruction by using the world-wide web/social media. There are a lot of internet connected "good people" out there who don't realize that they can,in an internet moment re-tweet, cause a universal peace uprising/tsunami.

You can become a cyberpeacecitizen by re-tweeting the lyrics of this Christmas Season Peace Song:  "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me" &U?UsAll (Just re-tweet this message .)

"We are the World"  "We Can Make It Better=UpU&MeUsAll"

Al

Comment by Odei Isaac Kwapong on March 6, 2014 at 10:12pm

When i first saw this piece of article, i was afraid to comment because i did not have an in-depth knowledge of what cyberpeace actually was. So i asked a friend  who is an Internet security specialist and the simple but explanatory answer he gave me was "it's the peace that good people want online. It happens because, just like the normal wars we know of, countries literally fight against one another on the internet"

I'm particularly touched by where you said " 

I took My Power in My Hand

And went Against the World" 

I think sometimes that is just what we ought to do to contribute to peacemaking- letting the whole world know that it's not always good to follow the crowd. Great piece of writing!!!

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