Arguments escalate because we cannot wait to get our words in. Simple accepting that the other has spoken is a powerful tool for peace.
From the moment we were born, we have needed a certain amount of order in our lives. We can train ourselves to tolerate some chaos, but also to be wise enough to make good choices.
Whenever we feel hard done by or in pain, we have a simple choice. We can get stuck in resentment, or we can embark upon a positive action, however small.
Much anxiety is caused by the desire for things to be other than they are. By ‘just watching’, we give our urgent self a rest, and become content with mere attention and perception.
We can achieve s temporary sense of peace and meaning by conforming to our society, and by setting goals. But we can find far deeper peace and meaning by working on acceptance and understanding.
Silence does not truly exist. Whatever we think is silence, is a stilling of the waves, an ebbing of a flow. When we sit in