"When understood, the Buddha’s universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what self-interest and arrogance cannot. It is a world where any human can be happy in goodness and the fullness of giving." ❦ Eknath Easwara

October 21, 2011

Peace is Not Something You Can Force

"Peace is not something you can force
on anything or anyone –
much less upon one's own mind.
It is like trying to quiet the ocean
by pressing upon the waves.
Sanity lies in somehow opening to the chaos,
allowing anxiety, moving deeply into the tumult,
diving deeply in the waves, where underneath,
within, peace simply is." ~ Gerald May

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