Originally Posted by Angela
Why haven't we what? Chosen peace, or given up suffering? Or both? I didn't say it's easy, but it is simple. Just choose it, or just let it go. That's the whole recipe; that's all you gotta do.
It seems really hard because we are so in the habit of believing that peace is just beyond our reach, or that suffering is required before you can grow or feel compassion.
But the truth is, we can simply choose to Be Peace -- right now, right here. And we can choose to let go of suffering right here, right now, too. Anytime, anyplace. Even in the midst of a war, even while in pain.
Angela, I think it's idealistic and not realistic to choose peace when in the midst of war. We are human beings and we hurt but suffering is not the cause of there being no peace. It is the other way around. No peace creates suffering. War creates suffering. What creates war?