Dr. Randall Kinnison, AKA, Doctor Peace, shares a bit of his background and passion around creating peace.
The inaugural show is about the PeaceWave. Randy’s vision and passion is helping to begin a Wave of Peace that will roll over our nation and beyond. Any movement starts with a few people who share the same vision and passion. Want more peace in your life and the world around you? Start with the Seven Daily Habits of Peace.
- I will deepen my own peace. You cannot pass along what you do not have. Want more peace in your world? You need to begin with yourself. For Dr. Peace, prayer and meditation keeps him centered. When you walk into a room, peace should show up with you. And, people will notice if you are becoming a more peaceful person.
- I will talk TO people, not ABOUT them or AT them. This means no gossip, water cooler comments about others. If you are in conflict with someone, you go talk to the person. And, you do not talk AT them. In other words, you listen more than speak. God gave us two ears and one mouth. It is good to use them in proportion!
- I will seek to understand before being understood. Often, we are so busy trying to get our point across, we rarely listen well. If we can articulate the point of view of the other person, especially if we are in conflict, then they may try to understand us get as well. Understanding is one of the keys to creating peace.
- I will create peace in my words and actions. Instead of cutting in on someone, I will actually allow someone in my lane. Instead of an angry, defensive response, I will pause and consider my words and actions. I will think about my language before speaking in order to create a dialog, not a fight. Words and actions. They are the chief ingredients of the recipe of either peace or conflict.
- I will believe the best of others. In other words, I will give people the benefit of the doubt. I will believe their original intent was good, not evil. In fact, there are very few purely evil people in the world. By believing the best of others, you will also believe the best in yourself of how you can respond to conflict.
- I will forgive. Wow! This can be the really hard one. You will never experience peace if you harbor hatred and bitterness. They cannot co-exist with peace. Forgiveness is both a decision and a process. You decide to forgive, then begin a process of restoration of a relationship. You begin to build trust. I can forgive someone, yet still need to build trust. If you truly want peace, and want to be part of a movement of peace, forgiveness is critical.
- I will spread peace to my world and beyond. If you practice the six steps above, you will begin creating peace in your life and the lives of others. If we want to see a real movement, then we need to become intentional about moving peace beyond the borders of our own world. We need to make an effort to create more peace in communities, even if one block at time. We need to understand each other and foster racial reconciliation. Our nation needs peace. Our world needs peace. It can start with each one of us.