We Choose Peace

Out there between wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.”

People ask me how am I doing, and how my family is. I don’t know what to answer. My family is safe. For now. Some family members are in Gaza, some in Nablus, some in Jaffa, and some in Rameleh. They are safe. For now. It is time for us to shift our focus from the competition of suffering. The narrative of right and wrong, and the HIStory of violence and vengeance. Let’s all go to that field mentioned by Rumi.

This is about testosterone-driven men fighting each other. Violent men fighting violent men. Women and children and other men are losing their lives.

When will it stop? People are asking. The expectation from many is that it will get worse before it gets better. What if we can hold a different expectation altogether?

IT will stop When we decide to Choose Peace.