Ask the following questions and suggest that participants reflect in silence. Don’t forget to pause between each question to give participants enough time for reflection:

  • If everyone had inner peace, would this community be more peaceful?
  • How do you feel when you are peaceful?
  • How does being peaceful impact on your behavior? At what moments to you feel without peace?
  • What can make you feel peace again in these moments?
  • What kinds of thoughts or actions can make you feel peaceful?


  • “Peace cannot be achieved through violence; it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson