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.
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.
Your practice is to do at least one of the following:
- Tell someone how much you appreciate them.
- Express genuine gratitude to those who have helped and loved you.
- Offer healing or nurturing words to someone who needs them.
- Show respect to someone whose respect you value.
If you find that you are reacting negatively to anyone, in a way that isn’t peaceful, refrain from speaking and keep silent. Wait to speak until you feel centered and calm, and then speak with respect.