“Differences are an inevitable part of human life. Peaceful coexistence does not mean trying to make myself or others conform to one certain way of being or thinking. Being rigid or critical often generates conflict and violence.
I contribute to peace on earth when I first accept in my heart the diversity of the world. In prayer and meditation, I withdraw attention from any differences I perceive with my physical eyes. I behold with my spiritual vision the Oneness we all are.
Conscious of the underlying unity of all existence, I see great beauty in the diversity of life. I appreciate grace, order, and harmony in the multitude of ways the One Spirit shows up in the world.”