“To some, peace and nonviolence are synonymous with passivity and weakness. In truth, practicing peace and nonviolence is far from passive. To practice peace, to make peace alive in us, is to actively cultivate understanding, love, and compassion, even in the face of misperception and conflict. Practicing peace, especially in times of war, requires courage.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
Creating True Peace is a profound work of spiritual guidance and a practical blueprint for peaceful inner change and global change. It is Thich Nhat Hanh’s answer to our deep-rooted crisis of violence and our feelings of helplessness, victimization, and fear. Using his familiar blend of visionary insight, inspiring stories, and a combination of meditation practices and instructions, he shows us that violence is an outmoded response we can no longer afford. The simple but powerful daily actions and everyday interactions that Thich Nhat Hanh recommends can root out violence where it lives in our hearts and minds and help us discover the power to create peace at every level of life. It shows us that we can make a difference; we are not helpless; we can create peace here and now.
From Free Press.