I think that real courage always comes through compassion. We can be courageous towards others, as we can let our hearts be open and compassionate towards them. There's a point when we stop complaining about the people and situations in our life, and we begin to see them with eyes of compassion and love. This is a kind of courage because we are no longer fighting, and we are no longer afraid. We fight and we are afraid as long as we see people and situations as threatening, as somehow different from us. Yet we're all here together in this global village—why not stop the differences and see each other as part of each other? Real courage is to let go of all the differences, so that we can see each other through the eyes of the heart. None of us is separate from the allness of this life— so why not make our peace?