Practicing Peace in Times of War
Chodron draws on Buddhist teachings to explore the origins of aggression and war, explaining that they lie nowhere but within our own hearts and minds. The way in which we as individuals respond to challenges in our everyday lives can mean the difference between perpetuating a culture of violence or creating a new culture of compassion. With war and violence flaring all over the world, from Iraq to Darfur to London, we can feel utterly helpless. Chodron insists that our world will begin to change when each of us, one by one, begins to work for peace at the level of our own behavior, our own habIt's of action.