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Thich Nhat Hanh says, “I am convinced that there is no way to peace; peace is the way.

In the current conflict in Gaza, my heart is deeply moved by the massacre of so many children, the destruction of hospitals, schools, a UN refuge.

For centuries, many have tried to use bombs, killing, fear and destruction in the name of peace, in the name of preserving security, religious rights, in the name of God.

How can we continue to murder to end murder, destroy to end destruction, bomb to stop bombing?

I try to practice to bring peace to the world first by bringing it to this heart that is tempted to judge, to blame, to cry out to stop the violence.

Instead I will breathe, relax, gather friends to do walking meditation before we join the march to the White House on Saturday, August 2.

Join us at Farragut North at noon if you also need to cultivate peace in your heart, peace in every step, peace in the world.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. may your steps
    be the peace needed

  2. The combatants and their supporters can be considered as Jews and Muslims. If a Jew took take a Muslim child orphaned or maimed and a Muslim took a Jewish child orphaned or maimed until all the children were provided for and then raised each child in that child’s religious tradition, perhaps then all sides could begin stepping mindfully towards Shalom.


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