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.
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. If you can, try and create an idea that applies to your community, the nation or the whole world.
You may change an old habit that isn’t working, look at someone a new way, offer words you never offered before or think of an activity that brings people together in good feeling and laughter.
Second, invite a family member or friend to come up with one creative idea of this kind on their own. Creativity feels best when you are the one thinking up the new idea or approach. Make it known that you accept and enjoy creativity. Be loose and easy. Let the ideas flow and try out anything that has appeal.
The purpose here is to bond, because only when you bond with others can there be mutual trust. When you trust, there is no need for hidden hostility and suspicion, which are the two great enemies of peace.