12 February 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 14

Welcome to Day 14 of the Season of Nonviolence – 64 Days of peaceful wisdom honoring the lives and nonviolent principles of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Cesar Chavez.

Nonviolence begins with learning how to be less violent and more compassionate towards ourselves. We learn by building the courage to speak and act with respect, honor and reverence for our own being.


"Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights." ~ David Henry Thoreau

The Bible tells us that pride goes before the fall. Pride is not attractive attribute, though there is a difference in acknowledging and celebrating our good and being prideful. True humility comes from knowing that something greater than the self works through and supports us in all things and yet we are still human and fallible. When we are truly humble those around us see our light shine even more clearly.

Making mistakes is a part of learning and growing, simply an "error in approach." Today, freely acknowledge at least one mistake you made today, and reflect for a couple of minutes on what you have learned.

Also, consider what you have created for your life experience. Is it working for you? Journal or contemplate how to change the thoughts and beliefs that support and attract whatever is not working for you right now.

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