We cannot divide reality into two camps – the violent and the nonviolent – and stand in one camp while attacking the other. … If we look deeply into the weapons of war, we will see our own minds, our own prejudices, fears, and ignorance. To work for peace is to uproot war from ourselves and from the hearts of men and women. To do this, we must learn to listen in a way that helps us to understand the suffering of others, to see the real losses, the real casualties of war. Just by listening deeply, we can already alleviate a great deal of pain. This is the beginning of healing.

We cannot condemn those responsible for wars without recognizing the violence in ourselves.