Practices of Peace To Awaken Mind and Heart from Deepak Chopra
SUNDAY: BEING FOR PEACE (5 MINUTES TO MEDITATE FOR PEACE.)
PEACE HARMONY LAUGHTER LOVE
“Today I will relinquish all resentments and grievances. Bring into your mind a grievance against someone and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.”
MONDAY: THINKING FOR PEACE
INTRODUCE THE INTENTION OF PEACE IN YOUR THOUGHTS.
“Let my friends be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let my perceived enemies be happy, loved and peaceful.
Let all beings be happy, loved and peaceful.
Let me be loved, let me be happy, let me be peaceful.
Let the whole world experience these things.”
TUESDAY: FEELING FOR PEACE
COMPASSION UNDERSTANDING LOVE
“This person is just like me. Like me, this person has experienced joy and sorrow, despair, hope, fear and love. Like me, this person has people in his or her life who deeply care and love him or her.
Like me, this person’s life is impermanent and will one day end. This person’s peace is as important as my peace. I want peace, harmony, laughter, and love in his or her life and the life of all beings.”
WEDNESDAY: SPEAKING FOR PEACE
TODAY THE PURPOSE OF SPEAKING IS TO CREATE HAPPINESS IN THE LISTENER.”
Show respect to someone whose respect you value.
Express genuine gratitude to those who have helped and loved you.
Tell someone how much you appreciate him or her. Offer healing or nurturing words to someone who needs them.”
THURSDAY: ACTING FOR PEACE
TODAY IS THE DAY TO HELP SOMEONE IN NEED.
“ …I will bring a smile to a stranger’s face. If someone acts in a hurtful way to me or someone else, I will respond with a gesture of loving kindness. I will send an anonymous gift to someone, however small. I will offer help without asking gratitude or recognition.”
FRIDAY: CREATING PEACE
COME UP WITH AT LEAST ONE CREATIVE IDEA TO RESOLVE CONFLICT.
Try and create an idea that applies to your family, community, the nation, or the whole world.
SATURDAY: SHARING FOR PEACE.
Do whatever you can in small or large ways to assist anyone who wants to become a peacemaker.
Share your experience of growing peace.
Share your gratitude that someone else is as serious about peace as you are.
Share your ideas for helping the world move closer to critical mass.
Do whatever you can, in small or large ways to assist anyone who wants to become a peacemaker.