A wonderful time to begin a peace filled practice is during the time of Diwali. It is a festival of light and peace. In Trinidad, where my parents are from, some people decorate their entire homes with strings of lights and candles. There is a feeling of unity that is that you can not help get caught up in. Many people clean, touch up and renovate their entire homes just in time for the Christmas season that follows. It is a time to clear negative energies and bring in the love of the following holiday season. Happy Diwali!