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Become a Peacemaker

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

On this first day of the New Year, I just completed Deepak Chopra’s seven-day “Be a Peacemaker” course, which was simplistic and to the point. Each day there was a one or two-minute video followed by suggestions on how you can become a peacemaker.

The entire lesson took less than the time I am taking to write this posting, although he asks you to journal on the topic, so that may take a little more time….well spent!


Here is my certificate:DailyOM_Certificate



In the last session, he asks us to invite two people to do the course, and I am asking Daily OM how to do that on my website. In the meantime, here is an excerpt from the course, Lesson 4, Speaking Peace:

Once words are uttered, they can never be taken back. Hurtful words, unkind words, false gossip can never be unheard once the recipient receives them.

In Buddhist practice, it is recommended that people ask themselves if the words they are about to utter can pass through the four gates of speech, which is as follows:

1. Is it true?
2. Is it kind?
3. Is it necessary?
4. Is it the right moment to say it?


I think that words are very powerful, and as Deepak states, once spoken they cannot be taken back. So if you are experiencing difficulties with a friend or loved one, be careful how and what you say. If we want peace in the world, it has to start with each one of us!

A familiar quote comes to mind after I did this course:

There is no way to PEACE: Peace IS the way!

This is the photo from from which I took the course:
Be a Peacemaker.

I wish all of you a Happy, Healthful, and Peaceful New Year!


P.S. On Depression from Daily Om

Thursday, May 25th, 2017


Here is a course that might be helpful from my Daily Om email, reprinted with permission from fee is up to you.

DailyOM Course Spotlight



How To Overcome Depression


Clinical depression affects 20,000,000 Americans every year. Tens of millions more suffer from bouts of the blues. Even these large numbers do not capture the extent to which today’s smart, sensitive people are burdened by a sadness that is neither biological nor psychological in nature. In this course you will gain the tools you need to deal with this sadness in groundbreaking ways that complement–and may even have the power to replace–medication and psychotherapy. Do you have difficulties sleeping? Are you tired a lot? Do you have trouble finding pleasure at home and at work? Is it hard for you to make decisions? Are you uncertain about your path in life, irritable and out of sorts, or hungry all the time? All of these are signs of the modern ache that we have come to call depression–a label that people are pressured to pin on themselves. In this course you’ll learn a new way of thinking about depression and a new method for getting past “symptoms” right to the heart of matter.


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