Conflict coarsens us. No one who seeks peace will fail to find it.
I cannot be anxious, afraid or half-cocked if I’m taking five or six respirations per minute.
Men who act out are having a disagreement with themselves. But the disagreement exists on one side only. The Valley Spirit is unperturbed, heedless of the howling. “Let the dogs bark,” Vivekananda said.
When conflict rages and confusion abounds, normal describes the few, not the many.
We do not shape events. We respond to them. “Life is the dancer. We are the dance.”