Peace Begins with Me

Peace Begins with Me

Will you please join me?

With pleasure Laurie.

Like much of Buddhist thought, this symbol seems to me to hint at infinite depth, infinite recursion, the need for boundaries, yet the need for gaps, then senses of recurrence, renewal, and the creative.

It seems that all distinctions have both power and can be traps that capture our attention and prevent us from distinguishing the subtle differences. Yet distinctions are needed for us to make any sense of anything.

Finding that balance, where one can make some sort of sense, and stay open enough to distinguish new things, seems to me to be something of the art of peace, the art of Zen.

Peace seems to involve acceptance of depths beyond comprehension, acceptance of eternal ignorance, acceptance of responsibility to do the best we can with what we have (including all of our uncertainties) with all our many fallibilities, acceptance of others as they are.

Wishing you and Len and family all the best for the new year.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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