Category: Peace Nurturing Practices

Forgiveness

This word contains millions of stories we have heard, told, and lived.  It can represent years of misery when withheld from ourselves or others.  Words such as: “I will never . . .

Letting go

When a young Black racer snake appeared in my garden this morning, not only was I thrilled, but she confirmed my choice of “Letting go” as today’s Peace Nurturing Practice.  . . .

Common Ground

Nurturing peace within ourselves is our abiding goal within a world which offers us constant invitations to give up our peace, to fight, and/or join in judgments against others. One . . .

Sustaining Peace

Have you ever reached a moment of pure peace only to be jarred away from your tranquility by the needs of others?  Your child, neighbor, friend, partner, or a perfect . . .

Humility

While there is encouragement all around us to judge and proclaim others inadequate, at fault, or less clever than we, there is no joy, love, or peace in such a . . .

Spaces

After hearing two of my friends mention they are planning to leave more spaces in their days and then opening my book, Sanctuary of Peace, to a poem about “creating . . .

Being Present

Presence, our alert, aware presence offers us unlimited possibilities for peace.  Open to the moment, we delight in a child’s perspective of immediacy.  When we are fully present, we are . . .

Reflection

May we glide into 2023 with gentle energy and increase our Peace Power through reflection, taking time to observe ourselves, our thoughts, emotions, words, and patterns on a daily basis. . . .

Openness

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is a second look at Openness in which we open our hearts and minds to new voices, ideas, perspectives, and possibilities.  We adopt a “maybe so” . . .

Celebration

Our Peace Nurturing Practice this week is celebration. We choose celebration as a way of being, savoring each moment to its fullest.  Waking up to a new day is cause . . .

Balance

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is Balance.  We welcome the balance and tranquility of consciously breathing in and out.  If we were to simply breathe in, it would not take long . . .

Awareness

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is Awareness. We choose to be fully present and aware in all we do.  When washing dishes, we wash dishes.  We are not thinking about our to-do . . .

Hope

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is hope, our power born of optimism, desire, and faith. Hope gives us strength to carry on when times are challenging.  It buoys us with courage . . .

Laughter

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is laughter, the antidote for seriousness, judgment, angst, and other heavy energy.  Rather than subscribe to “woe is me” and “woe is the world,” we can . . .

Compassion

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is compassion. The practice of compassion is elemental, it flows naturally from open hearts. We are innately wired to want to help others, to help anyone, . . .

Acceptance

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is Choosing acceptance. Listening to and watching 100+ mph winds for hour upon hour upon hour, while huddled in a space we hoped was safe, was . . .

Welcome

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is welcoming everything. Committed to welcoming everything that comes into our lives, we rejoice at the rising sun, bird serenades, chatting with kindly friends and neighbors, . . .

Choosing Peace

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is Choosing Peace. The practice is so simple it might seem silly, but its power and effectiveness shine through its simplicity.  We consciously choose thoughts, words, . . .

Gratitude

This week’s Peace Nurturing Practice is gratitude. The trail was resplendent with flowers from a recent burn on that magical summer evening when Ernie and I began our ramble. Carlton . . .

Integrity

Our peace nurturing practice this week is integrity. Our words, thoughts, and actions align with one another and with the highest good we know. We are trustworthy, honest, fair, and . . .

Mother Nature

Our Peace Nurturing Practice this week is Mother Nature. Ever since I could navigate on my own, I’ve savored being surrounded and enfolded in the sounds and sights of Mother . . .

Respect

Our Peace Nurturing Practice for this week is respect. Our genuine concern for the welfare of others is an expression of our respect; a behavior which nurtures peace for all . . .

Gentleness

Our Peace Nurturing Practice for this week is gentleness. Our world, nation, and beings everywhere are shaking from external events in a variety of fashions, some with great anger and . . .