01 April 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 62: Commitment

Welcome to Day 62 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 62: Commitment

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” ~ Martina Navratilova

The direction of our lives changes with every commitment we make. Whether marriage, parenthood, jobs, or spiritual practice, our lives are actively involved and altered by them. If we do not commit to becoming the peace we want to see in our world, we do not participate in creating it.

What are you committed to? Do you resist changes that a commitment would demand of you? Are you committed to creating peace in your own life? What change are you willing to make? Journal about or contemplate what commitment you can make to enhance your experience of peace today.

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