05 February 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 7

Welcome to Day 7 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.


"Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors." ~ Louisa Alcott

We are here to learn. From the moment we are born, we are being educated. Many of these lessons are necessary to our survival and success in the world, but there are many other powerful lessons about our humanity and the realities of life that cannot be avoided. When we approach the inevitable tests that life brings with an open heart, courage, and the intention to learn and grow, we enrich every life we touch.

Knowledge strengthens your conviction and deepens your wisdom and understanding. Learn about the power of nonviolence by educating yourself. Read or watch on a subject that relates to nonviolence. Learn about human rights, diversity, ecology, history, and politics, forgiveness, spirituality, peace studies, biographies of heroes and more.

In your daily practice today, contemplate the lessons life is offering right now to help you expand your understanding and live more fully. Journal about these lessons and how you choose to approach them.

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