Category: Peace Nurturing Practices

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 . . .

Speaking Peace

Our peace nurturing practice for this week is Speaking Peace. Words have great power. They can soothe, incite, or inspire.  They can guide us to have great compassion and motivate . . .

Joy

Welcome to the Peace Nurturing Practice of joy. Each day offers unlimited possibilities of delight.  As we focus our attention on seeking and being joy, we create the experience of . . .

Openness

Welcome to the Peace Nurturing Practice of openness.  This peace-fostering practice grew from a conversation with my friend, Pam. We were hiking when she mentioned her four spiritual foundations:  Integrity, . . .

Kindness

This Peace Nurturing Practice is kindness. We choose to be kind to ourselves and others, including those toward whom we feel some resistance or even outright dislike.  This isn’t about . . .

Reminders of Peace

This Peace Nurturing Practice is reminders. This practice was inspired by Barbara, one of the members of this group, who wrote: “While I understand things like being mindful, being grateful, and . . .

Meditation

This Peace Nurturing Practice is meditation. Meditation may sound formal, fussy, or simply too much.  We may say, “I’m too busy to meditate!”  Strange as it may sound to our busy, . . .