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Inner Peace, Outer Peace

I have a pet peeve. It’s hypocrisy. I’m not saying that Quakers are hypocrites but given our peace testimony, I have to ask: how do we hold conflict in our meetings? We long for transformation in this world, and we have different beliefs about how to get there. Sometimes even with the best of intentions, our passions clash. Conflict is hard and sometimes we avoid it🔒

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Elizabeth De Sa is a writer, mother, teacher, and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. Of Indian descent, she grew up in England and now lives in intentional community in North Carolina. She attends Swannanoa Valley Meeting in Black Mountain, N.C. She is the author of Pendle Hill pamphlet #414, Seeking Inner Peace. Her website is innerpeace​-outerpeace​.org.


Posted in: Features, June/July 2015: Activists vs Mystics vs Pragmatists

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One Response to Inner Peace, Outer Peace

  1. Kathleen Suneja June 20, 2015 at 10:42 am #

    City & State
    Maryland
    Hi there! Great article you have, I would also want to share my thoughts that Meditation indeed has positive effects not only in the body but also in the mind, a total holistic wellness that brings us to know our inner-self better. It gives us a peace of mind that helps us have a much better perception about our lives.
    Our advocacy is to promote the positive effects of meditation, yoga and inner wellness.
    Help us, visit our website at http://​www​.iamthechangeiseek​.org and also http://​www​.goodreads​.com/​k​a​t​h​l​e​e​n​s​u​n​eja
    Thank you and have a great day!

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