Shalom, the Hebrew word for peace, really means completeness, wholeness. What is the secret of peace? Peace is not when everybody agrees. Total agreement can never happen, simply because we all have different perspectives of the one reality. The Talmud teaches that, just as each person’s face is different from the next person’s face, so too do each person’s opinions, ideas, and philosophy differ.

        Peace is the ability to realize that all the various perspectives are really partial perspectives of a whole picture.”

 

– David Aaron (The Secret Life of God

 

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