One of the things I ask people at my lectures to do is spend twenty-four hours without sharing a word of gossip. Don't say anything negative about anyone, and don't say anything to anyone that has the potential to hurt them. Do that for twenty-four hours and see how you feel at the end of the day. "And," I say to my audience, "please trust me: At the end of that day, you have been a peacemaker."

It might be an interesting way to become the change that we wish to see in the world.

Daniel Gottlieb in Learning from the Heart