becoming a unit of peace
Great article from Deepak Chopra including a week long peacemaking exercise.
The prevailing idea is that war begins in each human heart and can only end there. The religious tradition of praying for peace is the closest most people will ever come to ending war in their own hearts. Most people have actually never heard of this approach.
Why has it failed?
Because nobody has really tried it.
Well, I wouldn't say nobody has tried it. But certainly not enough people have tried it yet.
Happy International Day of Peace, everyone! May peace prevail on Earth.
We have to resist the cynicism and the hopelessness which would tell us, "Oh, they're just going to steal [the election] again - I'm not going to vote!" because that becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy where you steal the election from yourself. If we abandon the process, the self-fulfilling prophesy of destruction of democracy takes over.
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