and bring the element of harmony and peace into ourselves,
that is an act of peace.
Every time we know how to look at another living being
and recognize the suffering that has made her speak… or act,
and we are able to see that she is the victim of suffering
that she cannot handle—that is an act of compassion.
When we can look with the eyes of compassion we don’t suffer and we don’t make the other person suffer.
These are the actions of peace that can be shared with people……
~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~