The Cost of Peace

In a peace plan, everybody will have to do with less than they deserve. (Dalia Eshkanazi Landau)

6948865-dandelion-flowerPeace is costly.

It’s costly when nations are at war.

It’s costly when ideas are at war.

It’s costly when priorities, rights, histories, and our own thoughts are at war.

In order to gain peace, everyone has to give up something.

What are you willing to give up for peace? Not peace and quiet, not “everything is now and forevermore okay,” but a peace that is an underlying choice of contentment of where you are and what you need.

Peace isn’t so much an agreement as a decision. Peace isn’t as much a status as a frame of mind and heart.

Peace isn’t getting as much as you can out of a deal. It’s knowing what to let fall away and what to cling to, what to sacrifice and what to grasp.

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