The Virtue of Peacefulness

Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm.
It comes especially in quiet moments of reflection or gratitude.
It is getting very quiet and looking at things so you can understand them.
Peacefulness is a way of approaching conflict with others so that no one is made wrong.  It is being fair to others and yourself.
Peace is giving up the love of power for the power of love.
With peacefulness, everyone wins.

Practicing peacefulness helps to create a calm mind free from worry.
When you are peaceful, you respect others and their differences.
People around you feel calm and safe.  Without peace, no one is safe.
People get hurt.  Fighting doesn’t solve problems, and no one every really wins a war.  With peacefulness, any problem can be solved.
Peace in the world begins with peace in your heart.

To find inner peace, become very still and think peaceful thoughts.
Observe and think about your feelings, like anger, instead of acting with anger.
To be a peacemaker, use peaceful language instead of name-calling, yelling or gossiping.  Avoid aggressive or violent actions.
Talk things out and listen to the other person too.  Then look for a peaceful solution.
Peacemakers find there are lots of creative ways to solve any problem.  Violence never solves anything.

Affirmation

I am peaceful.  I use peaceful language and find peaceful solutions to any problem that arises.  I find my inner peace and let it carry me gently through the day.

From the Virtues Project

Cultivate virtue in your self, and virtue will be real.
Cultivate virtue in the family, and virtue will flourish.
Cultivate virtue in the village and virtue will spread.
Cultivate virtue in the nation and virtue will be abundant.
Cultivate virtue in the world and virtue will triumph everywhere.
Lao Tsu