Open to the Peace of Being, which is always here and now. You might experience it as the Peace of Being Here, Being Now, Being Mindful, or the Peace of your own Being, Being Peace. This Peace is prior to, and present in, any moment. It is the foundation practice of Peace.
Open to the Peace of contemplation. Enter into the deeper meaning of a word or phrase, beyond the trance of consensus reality. Trace it back to its roots in Being. Examine your beliefs and assumptions, and the pairs of opposites they are based on. Contemplate your sense of “I,” which is used so much with such little awareness. Let the mind’s positions relax into Pure Consciousness, where Knowing and Unknowing converge.
Be completely present with whatever you are experiencing in this moment–including any resistance or avoidance. This breaks the trance of your thoughts and feelings, especially your fears. Knowng that you are not your thoughts and feelings allows you to be with them, to inquire into them, rather than to be run by them.
Practice deep listening to another, setting aside any judgments, assumptions, interpretations, defenses. Listen as a way of entering into the other’s world and reality, as an expression of love and caring. Especially where there is a lack of peace between you and another, find the time for each to speak their heart and truth, and to be deeply listened to. It can be helpful for each to reflect back what was heard.
Sometimes action is called for by an inner guidance. Following it brings you the peace of congruence. Beyond the intention and its enactment, release any attachment to the fruits of action.
Open to Peace in all these ways, as expressions of the Way of Peace.