Peace Quotes

If we are to invoke the moral imagination, we must incite and excite the artist within us

Friday, November 6th, 2009
mathematical curves

If the moral imagination lies within us as a dormant seed of potential, and this seed holds the key to breaking cycles of destructive conflict, then our challenge is how to invoke the growth of this kind of imagination as an integral part of developing innovative professionals. Much of…

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I am the grass; I cover all.

Sunday, June 7th, 2009
grassy hillside

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo,
Shovel them under and let me work–
I am the grass; I cover all.

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Human nature is essentially compassionate, gentle

Friday, April 3rd, 2009
peaceful lake

“If our essential nature is kind and compassionate,” I asked, “I’m just wondering how you account for all the conflicts and aggressive behaviors that are all around us.”

The Dalia Lama nodded thoughtfully for a moment before replying, “Of course we can’t ignore the fact that conflicts and…”

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Peace is not stillness… it is a sense of trust in one’s place in relation to gravity.

Saturday, December 13th, 2008
Peace rainbow

Later on I sat and grinned at my 49 year old ankles, almost crooning at them about their lucky existence in my lucky little world. I didn’t have any more or less than I’d had a few hours earlier, but I did see what I have in a brighter light.

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Hope is the wild ride between peace and fear.

Monday, December 8th, 2008
hope is the wild ride between peace and fear

I paused, enjoying the sound of children’s laughter floating through the trees, and these words came to me: hope is the wild ride between peace and fear.

The sensation was as if an angel had laid a hand on my heart.

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