I just finished reading a wise and brilliant article by one of the most preeminent peace makers of our time, Thich Nhat Hanh. The link to the full article is below. There is something about just reading his words that calms inner fire and settles the mind.
I know whenever we read anything, each person takes away something different, something that speaks most to whatever concern, issue or question is on their mind. For me, the take away from this article is the incredibly important necessity of being capable of thinking before speaking, and of contemplating before taking action. In addition, the need to choose actions that are fueled by selfless compassion and the wish to be of benefit to others are vital for inner and outer peace.
I hope your day gives you time and space to read this article. May 2017 be blessed with kind and gentle opportunities to discover the peace within.
Click the picture to go to the full article, "Listening Deeply for Peace" at LionsRoar website.
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