24 March 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 54: Giving

Welcome to Day 54 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 54: Giving

"No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning." ~ Barbara de Angelis

We all have gifts and talents to give. We can offer our kindness, compassion, understanding and wisdom, our time, our muscle, and our skills in addition to our money. When we actively give of ourselves to support what we believe in, we also enrich ourselves. 

Give of yourself today. Whether you give money to a cause, time to an organization, or a hug to a child, just give. Contemplate or journal about how it feels to give and make a commitment to consciously give of yourself as part of your spiritual practice.

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