Seven Practices for Peacemakers

Seven Practices for Peacemakers

(taken from Peace Is the Way, by Deepak Chopra)

“When a person is established in nonviolence, those in his vicinity
cease to feel hostility.”

~ Patanjali

This program for peacemakers offers a specific peace practice for you to focus on each day.

1. Sunday: Being for Peace

Today take five minutes to meditate for peace. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, Love.

2. Monday: Thinking for Peace

Today introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, then repeat this prayer: Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful. Let the whole world experience these things.

3. Tuesday: Feeling for Peace

Today is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are Compassion, Understanding, and Love.

4.  Wednesday: Speaking for Peace

Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain from complaints, condemnation, and criticism.

5. Thursday: Acting for Peace

Today is the day to help someone in need. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself: Today I will offer help without asking for gratitude or recognition.

6.  Friday: Creating for Peace

Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. Intend to create trust and eliminate hidden hostility and suspicion – the two great enemies of peace.

7.  Saturday: Sharing for Peace

Today, share your practice of peacemaking with two people. As more of us participate in this sharing, our practice will expand into a critical mass, reaching many instead of a few.