10 March 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 40: Unity

Welcome to Day 40 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.

Day 40: UNITY

All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” ~ Martin Luther King

Our modern world has connected people in ways we could not have imagined 100 years ago. We see social networking and satellite technology literally revolutionizing our world. As we learn to see ourselves as one human family that relies on all of its members to thrive, we begin to live in greater cooperation and peace. Events in the world demonstrate the power of unity to overcome tyranny with peaceful means. Imagine what we could accomplish if we all worked as one!

Do you consider yourself a lone wolf? Do you believe your actions, votes and opinions have no importance or power? Be mindful today of how to react to those who are different or who do not see the world the way you do. Contemplate or journal about your own beliefs about oneness and separation.

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