Quaker Universalist Conversations

“Feeling Threatened by Peace”

Taking the Leap, by Pema Chödrön The peace that we are looking for is not peace that crumbles as soon as there is difficulty or chaos.

Whether we’re seeking inner peace or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises.

Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that’s expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.

Excerpted from Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears by Pema Chödrön (2010, p. 87).