by Deepak Chopra
The program for peace asks you to become a peacemaker by following a specific practice every day, each centered on the theme of making peace real one step at a time in your personal life.
Each practice takes only a few minutes. You can be as private or outspoken as you wish Those around you will know that you are for peace, not just through good intentions, but by the way you conduct your life on a daily basis.
Our hope is that you will create peace on every level of your life. Each practice takes only a few minutes. You can be as private or outspoken as you wish.
TUESDAY – FEELING FOR PEACE
This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. The emotions of peace are compassion, understanding and love.
COMPASSION is the feeling of shared suffering. When you feel someone else’s suffering; there is the birth of understanding.
UNDERSTANDING is the knowledge that everyone shares suffering. When you understand that you aren’t alone in your suffering, there is the birth of love.
When there is LOVE, there is the opportunity for peace.
As you practice, observe a stranger some time during your day. Silently say to you, “This person is just like me. Like me, this person has experienced joy and sorrow, despair and hope, fear and love. Like me, this person has people in his or her life who deeply care and love them. 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 their life and the life of all beings."