|We have had terrible violence erupt in this town recently. |
The community wants to understand this.
The community wants to heal.
We want to prevent this from happening again.
Because of my crisis, about two years ago,
I went on a search for a) the causes of violence
and suffering, and b) technologies which are
proven to help.
The sources of violence are clearly:
that violence can make conditions better.
What problems does violence really solve? Nothing!
Nearly always makes matters worse in the long term!
What needs will violence meet? None.
Does violence bring lasting happiness? No.
I was discussing the Binghamton shooter. w/my dear friend and teacher
Vera the other day. It was so funny! She related it to a sexual orgasm:
``OK, Opening fire on a room of people and letting loose
with a bloodbath... bang bang bang .. a blaze of glory!
nobody's innocent. SURE! I've wanted to do that too!!
Kill them all! Why not? We've all had that fantasy.
But the question is:
Did this spree bring lasting happiness to Jiverly Wong?
YEAH! For about 2 minutes!! ... before he puts
a bullet in his own head.
It's like sex. 2 minutes of bliss... and then what?
Then you're not happy again.``
In order to transform our culture, make a peaceful world,
it seems most critical we must
This last point is what I want to write about today.
I have found 3 MOST PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES
to help create a peaceful self and a peaceful world.
Before I do, I want to here suggest looking into the life and work
of a woman called Peace Pilgrim. She was the first person I heard
elucidate this truth so plainly: that we must change ourselves in
order to transform the outside world. You can get her book
free of charge.
Here is the list:
I hope this information helps someone.
May all beings be happy!
Email: WilliamAHuston at gmail
Monday, April 13, 2009
Practical Techniques for Creating a Nonviolent World
Posted by Bill Huston at 12:22 PM