03 February 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 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.


"Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are." ~ Claude Bristol

What kinds of things do you say in your head? Do you call yourself names and or say things that would shock you if they came from anyone else? These things have great creative power and on some level you believe them. Or do you? The first step is awareness. What do you choose to believe about yourself, others and the way the world works?

Author Wayne Dyer writes about the impact that our beliefs have on our daily lives. Today, believe that you have all the resources to move your life in the direction of peace. Be aware of simple demonstrations of peaceful responses you receive.

Listen to your internal dialogue as you go through your day today and journal about what you hear.

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