THE CHANDOS FOUNDATION

Peace through understanding and cooperation

'Evolving the Spirit - From Democracy to Peace'


"This book means a great deal to me
"
 

AUNG SAN SUU KYI


"This is a book is about peace and how we can reach it as individuals and in the wider world. It supports the theory that peace is a spirit that starts with each of us, proposing ten steps to achieve it; The first is a mind stretching exercise to make space and appreciate the complexity of the world. The second describes the fundamental significance of breathing to human endeavour. The third considers listening as a discipline and what it can achieve. The forth is about becoming centred. The fifth shows that this focus gives us the power to heal with love. Then the sixth talks of respecting and why it matters. The seventh is about forgiving, on which perhaps the book pivots. The eighth considers how to find resolution to conflict. The ninth is about true leadership; what it is and isn't and the final step discusses peace itself."

QUAKER BOOKSHOP



“We must strive and work, all of us, until we become heroes all, so that we can ultimately dispense with any leader or leadership.
For only then we can have freedom in a real and absolute sense.”

MAJOR GENERAL AUNG SAN
(father of Aung San Suu Kyi)