18 posts categorized "Peace"

February 09, 2017

If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is . . .

If war is the violent resolution of conflict, then peace is not the absence of conflict, but rather, the ability to resolve conflict without violence.

C.T. Lawrence Butler

April 30, 2015

When we cultivate our capacity for balance and attunement....

"When we cultivate our capacity for balance and attunement, we can experience joyful inner liberation, no matter what the outer circumstances." 

Jack Kornfield

April 13, 2015

Out beyond right and wrong...

"Out beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there."

Rumi 

April 18, 2014

Yearn for the state of equanimity

"Yearn for the state of equanimity, irrespective of external circumstances" 

Amma

April 09, 2014

All of your anxiety

All of your anxiety is because of your desire
for harmony.
Seek disharmony
and you will gain peace.

Rumi

January 19, 2010

We should have much peace...

"We should have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others."

Thomas a' Kempis

January 17, 2010

Nothing can bring you peace...

"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

Ralf Waldo Emerson

January 08, 2010

Peace in the outer world

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."

Dalai Lama

February 01, 2008

If we have no peace

"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten we belong to each other."
Mother Teresa

December 12, 2007

Peace is not the absence of conflict

“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict --
alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”

Dorothy Thompson