Tell the participants that they will be doing a visualization exercise. For this they need to remain quiet, sit in a comfortable place and listen to the facilitator. If it is appropriate instruct the participants to close their eyes. Say the following, remembering to pause between each point:

  • Imagine a time when you felt really happy, when you felt the love of your family, friends and neighbors.
  • Imagine what the world would be like if everyone felt like that all the time.
  • Imagine what Sri Lanka would be like if everyone showed tolerance to each other all the time.

Now divide the group into groups of three or four. Give each group a piece of paper (preferably a large piece). Instruct each group to draw what their community or Sri Lanka would look like if everyone showed tolerance to each other all the time.

Invite the groups to present to the group and describe their pictures.