This is a place were pictures are welcome and encouraged.
In seeking the intrinsic nature of peace in the world, much of what I have learned I see reflected in those in this group and elsewhere in the iPeace site.
I will try to put this into words, and may refine them over time to bring them to be more simple.
As an visual artist, I sought to do paintings that would reflect peace.
Those who would buy them from me, would then have those as their environment.
We tend to be effected by our environment, without much thought, like most life is.
So to bring others closer to peace I sought to create peaceful environments with my paintings.
The paintings then became as power objects radiating peace in the persons home, thus to that extent,
Peace within themselves.
To the extent we control our environment, it then effects us.
Consider a beautiful valley.
Many on seeing it find it would be a beautiful place to live.
So in come bulldozers and heavy machinery and put in a road, and many driveways,
and many square buildings almost identical to the generic average of most human shaped homes.
Now let us step back, and gaze upon the valley.
Is it still beautiful?
Does it still reflect back to us, the power of peace?
I sold the land those who came, called Paradise.
When I did so I told the buyer these words,
"You cannot buy Paradise
it is something you must surrender your self to"
Each place on this earth is different.
Desert or forest or mountains or flat lands.
If we first, sit down in the places we seek to have our homes, or already do,
and seek out the individual personality of the location where we live,
Does our dwelling REFLECT that personality?
Is it an asset to it or a distraction from it?
If we take the above example of the valley filled with square houses,
and instead fill it with just as many tipi's or lodges,
would then not someone coming to the valley see something beautiful?
This is not to say we should all live in tipi's
But to build our homes in ways that add to, not take away from,
the beauty of paradise.
This then becomes like our painting in the home,
I reflects BACK peace, and Paradise,
rather than takes away from it.
Please post pictures of homes for humans that do this.
That reflect back, the art of the land they are built in.
Or even concepts for them, that those who come here can gain ideas
into different ways to re-create Paradise.
This is again, to turn living on earth as humans,
into an ART of Peace.