29 March 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 59: Intervention

Welcome to Day 59 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 59: Intervention

As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene and become involved – it's the citizen who changes things.” ~ Jose Saramago

We can intervene in the progress of war by living more peacefully in our own lives, with our own families, in our workplace, and our environment. When we engage with love and compassion rather than fear and conflict, we sow seeds of peace! 

It starts with you. Contemplate how much peace you have in your life. How much is your peace worth to you? How can you bring more peace into your life if you choose to? Imagine how your peacefulness ripples out into the world and journal about these questions at the end of your day.

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