5 ways to make peace in your world:
1) Extend yourself to someone who’s been on your “enemies” list. Apologize.
I know, you’ve probably told yourself it’s their fault and why should you be the one to bend over backwards? Be the bigger person and do it anyway. Do it from a generous heart and see what happens. It’s amazing what is possible when you give up the need to be right.
2) Create your own personal commitment statement to be a stand for peace.
Invite a group of people to join you. Gather together and share your commitments. Write them down, attach your statements to a helium filled balloon and release it to the world. If you really want to have some fun with this, put your email address on the papers and see what comes back.
3) Peace can begin right now on the very next breath.
Breathe in and say “Peace”. Breathe out- “Peace”. BE a peace mantra for 24 hrs. What could happen in the world if we were all silently chanting “Peace” on each breath? Is it worth a try? What’ll it cost you?
4) Give a “love/peace offering” to a stranger.
Pick a small possession that you value and give it away to someone you’ve never met until this moment. Be a role model for what generosity looks and feels like. What if we didn’t fear “losing” and saw that we could only gain by sharing what we love? Be prepared to receive more than you give.
5) Make peace with yourself.
Write down all your judgments and negative opinions about yourself on a piece of paper. Write down all the struggles, conflicts and worries, everything you’re ready to be done with. Then set a match to the paper (in a safe place, of course) and watch those tired, old stories go up in flames. What’s the purpose of all that self recrimination anyway? Loving yourself is no one’s responsibility but your own. If you can’t love you, why should you expect anyone else to?
Peace is an inside job.
It starts with your intention to align with the energy of peace, then to express and manifest that energy in tangible form. Peace calibrates at the highest level, right along with Love. When you are in the vibration of peace, your energy is aligned with the purest form of consciousness in the universe. If the very thought of peace can align you with that vibration, why think of anyplace else?
What will you do to create peace in your world? Who needs an apology from you? Who needs to know they’re loved and you’re the one to tell them? Who needs an acknowledgment for their silent contributions?
These people are right there in front of you. It’s the checker at the grocery store, the waitress who serves you lunch, the cab driver, the person seated next to you on the train, or the homeless person who approaches you on the street. It’s your husband or wife, boss or employee, or maybe even a former spouse or lover.
Peace is every step. Happy Peace Day!
- Eddie: Liz you're going with us to get a flu shot tomorrow.
- Me: What? Where do they give this shot at? In my arm?
- Marisa: No, they give it to you in your butt.
- Me: I would much rather them stick it in my butt.
nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.” —Dr. Seuss