Monday, October 30, 2006

Embody peace

"It is difficult for us in the West to trust that we can achieve peace and happiness if we're not doing something active to bring it about, but embodying peace and happiness does bring it about."

- Alberto Villoldo, from The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power and Grace of the Earthkeepers


Ginnie said...

Oh yes!

Rauf said...

Yes we have to make an effort to bring peace. It requires a great deal of telerance too. There are people out there who take pleasure in disturbing the peace.

This is a picture of peace Ruth because there is no interference.
Like peace on earth, your picture looks like a dream, just beautiful.

Rauf said...

tolerance ruth sorry for the typo

Ruth said...

Ginnie, you and I, I think, suffer from that "should." That we should DO something. And BEing IS doing.

Rauf, thank you. It takes constant monitoring of my own self to see if my peace is disturbed. If I pollute the world with my stress, anger, fear, I have done no different than someone who is violent.

Lesley said...

i love that.

Ruth said...

Lesley, mmm. Yep.

thehealingroom said...

Well, I've purchased the book,
now I am waiting for it to be delivered!
It certainly sounds like it is right in line with my path.
Thanks Ruth.

Ruth said...

THR, you're welcome. I'm off today to Ann Arbor with a friend, where we go to a delightful, soulful bookstore. I'm going to look at the Michael Brown book you mentioned on your post. Hadn't heard of it.

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It is full of resources from the arts, meditation, conflict resolution and education.

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