“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate...Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
Although no one knows for certain, it’s believed that the iconic art of origami paper folding originated in Japan after paper was invented in China. Origami is the meditative art of folding paper into beautiful, symmetrical shapes using complex folding techniques. Early indications of origami suggest use in religious ceremonies by monks. Now, origami is a well-known craft, popular with children and DIY home decor enthusiasts alike.
Learning how to make origami is a handy skill to have, especially if you enjoy creating sculptures, crafts or DIY gifts. The art of folding origami is a wonderful way to relax and can also be an inexpensive way to create eye-catching, inexpensive, DIY homedecor. Using a variety of papers and shapes, simple origami displays can spruce up your home, top gifts, and provide a very Zen way to relax.