Almost every day someone will ask me why I bother "wasting" my life on a "hopeless" issue. "Those people [Israelis and Palestinians] have been fighting for thousands of years and they'll be fighting until the end of days," the exchange begins. The question always irks me.
What happened in Paris was horrific. The reality of war again in Europe. A reality that is the daily experience for ordinary people in Syria, Iraq, Li...
Experiences, exercise, the love of friends, peace and acting in service of others are the stepping stones on the path to fulfillment. Spend your life in these pursuits and you will change yourself and the world around you.
I am sad to know that most Muslim people living in a non-Islamic country from now on will be receiving more hate from their entourage because of what other has done, forgetting that an apple could be green or red, rotten or sweet.
Traveling is my greatest passion. I love exploring the world. I have been traveling my entire life and as a result, have friends of different socio-economic positions, backgrounds, and faiths in nearly every corner of the globe.
They may plot against us, bomb us, shoot us, but they cannot take away the light in our hearts that will only grow as more and more people and communities unite.
Adopt the attitude of gratitude and you are likely to feel a peaceful calm wash over you as you will usher in a season of positive energy through thanks.
The news from Jerusalem during the last six weeks has been mostly negative. Stabbings and shootings of stabbers, riots and police violently controlling riots have dominated the news. Is there an alternative view of "The Situation"?
If more of us don't make meaningful efforts, on a massive scale, to put these words into practice, just how can we hope to avoid stumbling into a "piecemeal Third World War" -- one that promises to shake the very foundations of human civilization?
While a narrow fanatic outlook can only lead to differences that divide us, it requires wisdom and a broad vision to go past them and arrive at values that unite us. The world needs the latter and not the former!
To those who planned and carried out this and other acts, to all those who have and are planning to carry out such acts -- be aware that your victory is fleeting. You can kill bodies, but you cannot kill love.
The biggest threat to us now is not further attacks from ISIS, but our leaders giving in to fear and anger by ramping up military and security. Our greatest weapon is not justice, but compassion. Acts of war will get us nowhere. They will only take us further away from a unified world of peace.
In war, choose love. In despair, choose love. When the good and bad becomes relative concepts and appear to be grey, choose love. When you don't know whom to blame about the magnitude of atrocities around you, choose love. Because every life matters, whether it is reported in the media or not.
I think the world has changed after the attacks in Paris. And as a health-care practitioner with cancer patients in my practice, I take a medical view of this assault on our world and how it might be healed.
Are you a peacemaker or an agitator? Every individual has the ability to be either a peacemaker or an agitator. In this time of global tragedy, I am calling upon the peacemakers.
Sometimes, we think that who we are and what we do doesn't matter to the world. We've heard that if we don't learn from history, we're condemned ...