02 April 2011

Season of Nonviolence – Day 63: Release

Welcome to Day 63 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 63: Release

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~ Alan Cohen

Clinging to what no longer serves us holds us back. We move forward when we let go of the baggage, release past hurts and false beliefs, and the need to control situations. New ways of showing up in the world allow us to reclaim the power to direct our own lives.

What are you holding onto? Do old wounds hold you back and limit your ability to live a more joyful life? Contemplate or journal about these questions today. What do you need to let go?

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