Thought for Today

  “And how does peace come? Simple. By accepting who we are and what we have as enough for us. By recognizing and respecting who the other is and what they have as theirs. By finding within ourselves “the pearl of great price,” the richest thing there is in life, the sense of the presenceContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today

“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.” — HafsatAbiola in Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope inContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today

“Let us examine our attitude toward peace itself. Too many of us think it is impossible. Too many think it unreal. But that is a dangerous, defeatist belief. It leads to the conclusion that war is inevitable—that mankind is doomed—that we are gripped by forces we cannot control. We need not accept that view. OurContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Thought for Today

Better than a thousand hollow words Is one word that brings peace. Better than a thousand hollow verses Is one verse that brings peace. Better than a hundred hollow lines Is one line of the law, bringing peace. Gautama Buddha in “The Thousands” from the Dhammapada as translated by Thomas Byrom http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Peace