peace in the midst of conflict*
Boho Boy's mom (left) and Boho Brother (right) holding sage, canon digital rebel xti
Such gentle words written to me in an email from a beautiful, wise soul~friend:
"It's the first step in the Buddhist practice of creating peace in the midst of conflict. Stop, take those deep breaths, look at the other with compassion and love and see the hurt and pain that sits behind their hurtfulness, choose not to take it personally yourself and JUST like that you have broken one cycle of violence."
Lets break the cycle of violence and be peace dancers and makers.
side note: Not sure if you noticed, but if you look close, you can see the swirls and waves in the sage smoke in front of Boho Brother's face. Yum.