"If we align ourselves with one side or the other, we will lose our chance to work for peace." #readingToday

The situation of the world is still like this. People identify completely with one side, one ideology. To understand the suffering and the fear of another, we have to become one with him. To do so is dangerous—we will be suspected by both sides. But if we don’t do it, if we align ourselves with one side or the other, we will lose our chance to work for peace. Reconciliation is to understand both sides, to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then to go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side. Doing only that will be a great help for peace.

Being Peace" by Thich Nhat Hanh

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