Peace is within each of us. We just need to listen to our hearts.
I was at the busy intersection of Kingsway and E 15 th in Vancouver. Kingsway is a major artery of the city. I had never seen Tai chi performed outside of a class or a tranquil park. These practitioners of this ancient art were on a strip of sidewalk, oblivious to the traffic. I happened to snap these photos with my iphone between traffic lights. (After I posted this, a special follower of this blog sent me a private email saying that she is a member of this society and that they go outside from time to time. http://www.taoist.org/ The world is small indeed. We are all connected.)
La paix, pace, Listen for it. Search it out.
Made me stop and think. It’s easy to find peace in a quiet park, verdant, surrounded by nature. However much more tricky when vehicles are zooming past at 70 km per hour.
May we learn to shut out the un-necessary, the superfluous. Even when it is dangerously close. Even when it’s loud. We must listen to our inner voices of reason. Truth is out there and inside.