comes from my reading of The Anatomy of Peace. I highly recommend this book, which easy to read yet deeply thought-provoking. It encapsulates everything I believe in this field and more. And I know that the reason I’ve found the last couple of months particularly difficult is because my heart has been at war rather than at peace. In my case I was at war largely with myself but that’s incidental.
When my heart is peaceful the world is a magical, wonderful and welcoming place.
When I lose that sense of peace the skies darken.
When my heart is at peace I am open and generous with myself and towards others.
When I lose that sense of peace I fold inward: fear, suspicion, judgement and justification take hold….
I have once again recovered my peaceful heart. And I am thankful for it every day :)