Friday, July 22, 2011

Peace - the real thing

The craving for control gives rise to more suffering than anything else I've ever observed:

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.

-- Jack Kornfield


  1. Anonymous11:49 AM

    A friend reminded me of this truth not long ago. A wise and honest friend. Thank you for reminding me again, Ellie.
    Carolyn L.

  2. I'm so glad this speaks to you, Carolyn. It certainly does to me!


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