War and Peace

” Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.”

—Ernest Hemingway


Peace, shalom

is not


the absence of difficulties


the handling of difficulties


loss of balance

Shalom is not the absence of tension

but the acceptance of it as part of the Way.

Shalom is not the absence of war

but the careful waging of war

without losing one’s balance.

Shalom, is not passive non-violence,

but active confrontation with truth.


Shalom is the ability to see the grain of life

and act in accord with it;

to discover that effortless effort,

action in tune with the Way of Universe,

is the secret of both peace and power.


—Rabbi Shapiro



“War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.”

—John F. Kennedy




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7 thoughts on “War and Peace

  1. Action in tune with the Universe… May the way be filled with love and peace..
    sending you both dear friend xxx

  2. omtatjuan3 says:

    He saw what the Spanish Revolution did to its people.. Massive losses!

  3. Thought provoking words and a beautiful picture.
    Emma 🙂

  4. What people get while they fight with one another? …Never I’ve understood that…

    Let love and peace be there…Amen.. 🙂

    • War gives us nothing but more hatred. It is peace that soothes and comforts our souls. Love, kindness, compassion, and gentleness is the answer to hate. Love conquers hate. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Mary Lou says:

    I love the Kennedy quote! ❤

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