I found myself in a contentious mood this morning, regarding the "growing pains" of Democracy. I just put myself on time-out: specifically to feel the tension I was holding onto in my fingers, toes, and third eye area. That is the cue to make room for more of what I say I value (peace, love, freedom, and community) into my daily life-dream.
The only way to conquer war is to stand up to it and just say no. I am aware of the value of speaking out against "madness," but only when I am clear about what I am fighting (speaking out) for. That can only be clear if the way I conduct my life is in tune with what I say I treasure most.
Peace Trumps War!