Beautifully expressed thoughts on Thich Nhat Hahn’s words. Thank you Shobhna.

Hatred and fear blind us,

We no longer see each other,

We only see the faces of monsters and

that gives us the courage

to destroy each other

by Thich Nhat Hahn.

I read this recently and it explains so much of what is happening within relationships around the world. I have been concerned about the amount of hatred that is present in speeches given by leaders and the actions being taken against groups of people globally. Courage rooted in hatred and fear will eventually dissolve, but after having harmed people and the earth. We have seen this happen over and over again in our history. In destroying others we invariably destroy ourselves too.

Removing fear and hatred within our own minds takes courage. Because we are left feeling vulnerable without the protection of the monsters face to scare others with. As that monstrous face peels of, the authentic, genuine…

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About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

16 comments on “Courage

  1. Thank you Val for the reblog. Your support and kindness is a bright light of hope ♡♡

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  2. Good stuff here Val, thanks so much for passing it along ❤

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  3. Wonderful 🙏🏻💕

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  4. I am also concerned about the hatred which is loosely bandied about in leader’s speeches too.
    Even here in Australia, where we have such a wonderful multicultural society and freedom of speech, there is more and more unrest.

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  5. Agree, very timely ~ thanks for posting.

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  6. Thank you Val for sharing.

    Our fear also blocks our capacity to hear the cries of pain all around us..❤

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  7. A beautiful share Val, and I went over to say so.. So needed right now xx

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