Nantucket Peaceworks encourages people along a path to inner peace. Most people can’t put their daily lives on “pause” to live with monks in Tibet. We encourage the practice of twelve virtues of peace along with the practice of intentional reflection about how our lives reflect these virtues. Allowing the twelve virtues to form the foundation and framework for our conscious life helps us to develop spiritually, so that the virtues of peace gradually become more and more our way of being in the world.
To initiate this process, seekers are invited to undertake a searching and fearless moral inventory: Are we humble, forgiving and appreciative? Are we patient, tolerant and gracious? Are we understanding, compassionate, accepting and benevolent? Do we consistently exhibit these traits?This moral inventory, a form of self-honesty, starts with reflection on the virtues and definitions listed below. After absorbing a definition, click on the virtue to see a series of quotations about that virtue. The quotations provide examples of how real people, in their complex human lives, have understood the virtue. Reflect on the experiences those quotations suggest for your own life, and the lessons you have learned from those experiences. Follow the same steps for the remaining virtues.Once these virtues are integrated into our daily lives, we begin to experience awe-inspiring revelations about inner peace and its power in our lives. We become better able to live as the kind of human beings we aspire to be.
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Truthfulness, sincerity and self-knowledge. Communicating and acting authentically with oneself and others.
Moral consistency of actions, values and principles. Honesty in regard to the motivations of one’s actions.