To light a candle of kindness in your heart when you feel a need
to correct someone; then, as you speak, to hold it there unwaveringly.
Seeking, wherever possible, points of discussion on which you
and others can agree.
Forgiving any who have ever wronged you. Indeed, if you cannot
offer peace to them, how will you offer it to others whose lives have
never touched yours?
Not waiting for the future to bring you peace, but living peacefully this moment, then extending that peacefulness from day to day into the future.
Bearing in mind that the world is, simply, what it is. And is it so small a place, that you could change it radically? Live at peace with yourself, if you would bring peace even to one other human being.
To place more faith in the Divine Law than in human laws.
Excerpted from Secrets of Bringing Peace on Earth, by J. Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda), Crystal Clarity Publishers.