I had just come back from Paris when news of the tragic events in Nice on Bastille Day was being reported. I was struggling with the knowledge that overall the world is transitioning into more light, while the media focuses on the dark, when an episode of OnBeing with Thich Nhat Hanh aired that helped remind me of the bigger picture and shift my perspective.
Please take a moment to listen to this moving piece called Being Peace in a World of Trauma by Krista Tippett of OnBeing.
From the OnBeing website:
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Zen monk, poet, and peacemaker. He co-founded the An Quang Buddhist Institute, the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Vietnam, and Plum Village, a Buddhist training monastery in France. He is the author of many books, including Being Peace, The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation, The Art of Communicating, Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals 1962–1966, and The Long Road Turns to Joy — A Guide to Walking Meditation.