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Start your own personal peace project with these five steps

If we are afraid to touch our suffering, we will not be able to realize the path of peace, joy, and liberation. —Thich Nhat Hanh The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching Many of us worry about wars, terrorism, and violent crime. And we might think we have to join the Peace Corps or the United […]

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The Ant Killer or What I Learned On My Summer Vacation

I’m taking a bit of a break this week but, in the spirit of adventures, trips, vacations, and travel, I hope you’ll enjoy this little piece I wrote a few years ago about my time on Corsica. Yep, that’s me–very sunburnt. I have a thing for hats. I love animals. I love my dog. I […]

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Don’t ignore anger: Embrace it, learn from it, resolve it

When we embrace anger and take good care of our anger, we get relief. —Thich Nhat Hanh Last week, in my post Why I’m jealous of men (it’s not what you think), I wrote about feeling jealous of some big bloggers like Leo Babauta and Darren Rowse. I wasn’t feeling jealous of them specifically because […]

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Peaceful Isn’t Boring: 27 Definitions of Peace

The major problems we have in the world are nothing more than big ugly heaps of much smaller, much more mundane problems. But ultimately, taking care of the small takes care of the large. –Brad Warner, Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies, & the Truth About Reality Want to have more peace in your life? […]

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Declutter Your Mind: 3 Tips For More Peace

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. —Ralph Waldo Emerson I crave peace. I like happiness too, and I’m often happy, but my primary goal is peace. I see happiness as periodic episodes, not as a state of mind or emotion that’s ongoing and steady. If I’m peaceful—neither high nor low, just nice and steady—those […]

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