Ripples of peace: 111 ways you can help create peace in the world

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Heartswork Publications, 2004 - Political Science - 265 pages
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Contents

Write about what peace means to you
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Draw a picture of peace
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Find and display quotations about peace
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Pray for peace and then live as if your prayer has been answered
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Enjoy nature
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Use photographs and artwork to enhance peaceful feelings
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Maintain a clutterfree environment
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Think jrom peace
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Start a family scrapbook of articles and stories about peace love and beauty 84
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Pray for or meditate on peace with friends and family members 85
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Bring in the new year with loved ones by envisioning peace 88
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Resolve a conflict with someone you love 89
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Refrain from participating in others arguments 90
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Be aware of what you are thinking saying and listening to concerning the people close to you 91
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Teach peace by example 94
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Make peace with past lovers spouses friends and alienated family members 95
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Listen to music that exemplifies peace to you
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Read what inspires you and brings you peace
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Make a list of what and whom you feel anger toward and then resolve each item one at a time
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Call a friend to help restore your inner peace
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Burn incense
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Add a water feature to your home or office 24
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Explore fear anger and despair to find faith forgiveness and joy 25
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Follow the energy and flow of life 28
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Visit web sites related to peace 29
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Recite affirmations of peace 30
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Meditate daily 31
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Lighten up 34
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Sing songs of peace 35
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Write a poem of peace
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Practice nonattachment
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Use audio and video tapes to deepen your inner peace 40
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Make contact with Mother Earth 41
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Practice yoga 42
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Learn to be at home in silence 43
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Be attentive to your bodys messages 46
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Play with young children 47
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Become involved in a religious or spiritual community that speaks to your heart 48
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Cultivate compassion 49
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Create a peace theme for each year 52
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Explore various forms of bodywork and movement 53
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Create sacred space in your home 54
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Imagine peace before you fall asleep each night 55
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Go on a vision quest of peace 58
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Seek counsel for prolonged feelings that interfere with your inner peace 59
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Develop your intuition 60
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Live in the present 61
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Participate in a peace event 64
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Be generous 65
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Balance work with play and renewal 66
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Pay attention to your language 67
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Repeat repeat repeat 70
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Simplify your life 71
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Make conscious choices about what you read listen to and watch 72
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Practice radical forgiveness 73
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Cultivate the qualities of admired peacemakers 76
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Keep a journal of gratitude or peace 77
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Surrender your worries to God 78
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Be committed to your inner peace regardless of what is going on around you 79
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Creating Peace with Your Family and Friends 81
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Involve your children in creating peace 82
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Convene a family meeting about creating and sustaining peace in your family 83
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Share your knowledge and ideas about peace with your family and friends 96
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Listen attentively with an open mind and heart 97
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Empower your friends to make their own choices regarding peace 100
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Avoid responding in anger 101
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Create a family montage of peace 102
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Recognize signs of separation and build unity 103
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Teach your favorite songs of peace to children 106
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Plant a family peace garden 107
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Use your imagination to create peace in your personal relationships 108
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Focus on the feeling of reaching your goals and imagined outcomes especially those involving family and friends 109
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Creating Peace in Your Community Nation and the World
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Smile 112
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Build relationships with your neighbors 113
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Take peace to work 114
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Be of service 115
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Attend religious services different from your own 118
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Sign a petition for peace 119
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Support organizations and projects that promote peace 120
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Nurture and encourage the goodness in everyone 121
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Sponsor a child or community in another country 124
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Support school programs related to conflict resolution mediation and peace 125
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Start or join a peace circle 126
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Be a witness for peace 127
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Get to know someone from a different culture 130
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Ielp a group of children make a peace quilt 131
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Display symbols of peace 132
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Love 133
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Study a country or culture about which you know little 136
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Write a public letter about your vision of peace 137
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Visit terminally ill patients especially children 138
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Live as if your choices and actions matter 159
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Have a peacein at work or in your community or neighborhood 142
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Take your vacation in another country 143
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Learn and apply effective methods of conflict resolution and peacemaking 144
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Use selfknowledge to foster peace 145
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Be an audience for uplifting news stories television programs movies magazines and books 148
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Contact your representatives about your ideas for peace 149
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Host an exchange student in your home 150
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Peace Prayers 173
Peace Meditations 185
Guided Imagination Session on Peace 195
Recommended Resources 201
Acknowledgments and Attributions 255
About the Author 261
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