Deepak and the Urban Yogis at Peace Week
Seven Practices of Peace (taken from Peace is the Way, by Deepak Chopra)
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 & 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. Try to create trust & eliminate hidden hostility & 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.