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.
The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience that reconciliation becomes a reality.
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