In college I tried to understand the politics of violence through my studies and social activism. I came up with more questions than answers. Through my meditation practice and many other experiences, the more I was able to be with my anger and other emotions, the more peace I could offer to myself and others. What are your daily practice for growing peace in your heart and in your community? The actions can be as small as taking a breath, active listening with your partner or a stranger, to systemic policies. Peace is an act, not just a word.
Tara Brach as always, explains how to bring more peace through forgiveness and more in this video.