Tuesday, January 8

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.


Blogger christina said...

There are days when I stumble upon words that allow me to appreciate my life even more than I did the minute before....
thanks for sharing:+)

January 8, 2008 at 3:47:00 PM PST  
Blogger kristen said...

thank you.

January 8, 2008 at 3:50:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very wise words...xoxo

January 8, 2008 at 4:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger daisies said...

such beautiful words ... and so absolutely true, thank you for sharing this, xox

January 8, 2008 at 9:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger pERiWinKle said...

mmmm...makes life easier to be able to realise that people react out of their own pain...and sometimes not really knowing how to react...and then for us...who are all on the same journey of self-discovering...to realise and know that it is nothing personally towards us...

Let's break the cycles!


January 8, 2008 at 11:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger mccabe said...

these words were exactly what i needed tonight.
you have no idea.
(well, you do, actually...))

beautiful photos to go along with it, too.
love the blues.

i relish your quiet, peaceful spirit, denise.
i always seem to get just what i need here.

love you
mccabe x

January 8, 2008 at 11:58:00 PM PST  
Blogger Unknown said...

I want to remember this next time I feel hurt by someone.

Thank you.

January 9, 2008 at 6:56:00 AM PST  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

what perfect beautiful words-and photos:)

love you baby

January 9, 2008 at 8:04:00 AM PST  
Blogger Stacy said...

so very wise indeed!


January 9, 2008 at 8:27:00 AM PST  
Blogger Jessica S. said...

you have no idea how this touches on a situation I am struggling with...thank you.

January 9, 2008 at 8:39:00 AM PST  
Blogger liz elayne lamoreux said...

such beautiful wisdom.
thank you for sharing these words today.

sending you peace and blessings...
happy 2008...

January 9, 2008 at 9:05:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the same spirit as the Buddhist insight, my pastor always said, "Hurting people hurt people." That phrase comes back to me again and again as I try to see everyone as Jesus would, to forgive as I have been forgiven. Thanks for sharing this!

January 9, 2008 at 9:11:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey hey Boho Girl
I think I should of shaved before getting photographs.....anyways I just wanted to share..."Kindness is as to what kindness does"
Peace and love Jon-Erik

January 9, 2008 at 4:19:00 PM PST  
Blogger nicole said...

so lovely and inspiring ... cheers to you both!

January 10, 2008 at 7:17:00 PM PST  

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