Peace is not merely the absence of warfare, any more
than true health is simply the absence of disease.
Nor is peace simply a quiet state of equilibrium--
impossible to achieve in an evolving system.
Though refraining from harm is an essential first
step, lasting peace is created by actively redressing
harm done. Peace is a creative process of actively
joining I and thou into a co-creative we.
It requires authentic communication, empathic
listening, and wildly creative solutions.