I heard the Finnish diplomat Martti Ahtisaari say today that he had been "eternally displaced" ever since he had become a child refuge in World War II. The recipient of the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize recalled his wartime suffering as the impetus for his lifetime work in peacemaking.

Thank you, Martti Ahtisaari, for being you. Congratulations!

I recall that Deepak Chopra designated seven practices for peace in his book "Peace is the Way".(1)

Friday (Creating for Peace)

Saturday (Sharing for Peace)

Sunday (Being for Peace)

Monday (Thinking for Peace)

Tuesday (Feeling for Peace)

Wednesday (Speaking for Peace)

Thursday (Acting for Peace)

Nobel Committee made the announcement today, Friday, 10 October, 2008. The Prize will be presented to Ahtisaari on Alfred Nobel's birthday, Wednesday, 10 December 2008.(2)

I agree with the Nobel committee chairman Ole Danbolt Mjoes who said, Ahtisaari has shown his 'sisu'.* A reminder, people: Show your sisu for peace.

(*) Finnish word for 'guts' or stubborn determination.(3)

(1) Deepak Chopra, Peace is the Way, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2005.

(2) http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20081010-0559-nobel-peace-.html

(3) ibid.