We cling to a fixed idea of who we are and it cripples us.
It isn't the things that are happening to us that cause us to suffer, it's what we say to ourselves about he things that are happening.
If we want there to be peace in the world,
we have to be brave enough to soften what is
rigid in our hearts, to find the soft spot and stay
with it. We have to have that kind of courage
and take that kind of responsibility.
That is the true practice of peace.
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