The ambassador of peace, Prem Rawat, is renowned for his teachings about mind tranquility as a tool for promoting peace to the world. Differences in interests and characteristics sometimes make it hard to create peaceful relationship with other people, whether they are closely knitted to us, or just mere acquaintances.
On the other hand, emotional highs and lows may hinder our inspiration to maintain our relationship without conflicts.
The following tips may help induce peaceful relationship with your surroundings
Start by finding peace within yourself
In our society, it is disheartening to see the negative impacts of failing to manage one's emotions. In fact, if an individual is unable to control their language or emotions, they often resort to violence.
Either they use abusive language to show their discontentment, or they abuse their surroundings physically. Such behavior implies that they are not in serenity with themselves; as a result, they also inflict violence to their surroundings. Therefore, to be at peace with our loved ones, it is primordial to find peace within ourselves.
Offer to have fun together
To create a harmonious relationship, it is essential to have fun together. Doing recreational activities together can reduce cortisol or stress hormones in the body. Besides, the good thing about spending quality time together is that it improves connection with each other. In addition, it advances the relationship and helps heal emotional wounds.
For example, the fun from a roller-coaster ride that you took together with someone close to us, on the end of the year holiday or on Independence Day festival, is such a good memory. On weekends, you can play cards, dominoes or other collective games together. Another good idea is to go swimming at a pool in the suburb on a picnic day.
Having a good time together is a unique opportunity to enjoy a peaceful time together and help bond the ties between lovers, family members, relatives as well as workmates.
To promote peace with the precious ones, here are other simple, fun activities:
- Play a ball game or a sport together in the evening after work
- Shop for groceries and cook a meal together
- Spend more time together at dinner time to communicate
- Unplug yourselves during meal time and talk more about everything and about anything
- Eat out and enjoy the company of your loved ones
Do things together
In the family or in the couple's life, doing things together has several benefits. It reinforces that you share the same goal in life. For example, if you go to somewhere together, it can create peace in relationship because you belong to the same community. It is also quite helpful to solve problematic issues together and work to attain the same objective. Acting out toward the same goal will bring about mutual understanding and help build confidence among related people.
You can join an association and act together for humanity. For example, you can volunteer at a charitable association like The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), which aims to promote peace in the world. Founded in 2001, the foundation contributes to the urgent needs of disaster-stricken people in around 40 countries.
Spiritual development for peaceful relationship
The list of suggestions to create harmony with our close friends, relatives and loved ones is by no means exhaustive; yet, here are some simple ideas to create peace through mutual spiritual development:
- Praise God together: for example, every Friday evening, spend an hour singing praises together at home
- Pray together every day, preferably in the evening before bedtime, apart from the weekly service that you join together
- Meditate together at least once a week for a common purpose
- Share and solve problems together through peaceful talks after the mindfulness meditation session
- Go on a spiritual retreat together