Individual Responsibility for Transforming Violence
Each of us could choose to organize our life in such a way that we have the time to be in the here and the now, to touch reality deeply, to get understanding and insight.
Insight is nourishment for our life. It is also a contribution to our society.
The collective insight that we will offer will serve as the light to lead.
Every day we can do something to reduce the level of violence, that knowledge can bring us a lot of comfort and healing.
When you calm your own emotions, you’re making a difference and transforming violence.
Hold your anger peacefully so that it doesn’t explode into angry words, angry thinking, and angry action, that is an act of compassion that can help bring the level of violence down.
Every time you say something to calm the person in front of you, to make them smile, to help them see things more clearly, that is an act that can help bring down the level of violence. (think about all the areas in your life you could help transform, simply by doing this).