Peace requires us to surrender our illusions of control. We can love and care for others but we cannot possess our children, lovers, family, or friends. We can assist them, pray for them, and wish them well, yet in the end their happiness and suffering depend on their thoughts and actions, not on our wishes.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Peace - the real thing
The craving for control gives rise to more suffering than anything else I've ever observed: