30 January 2012

Season of Nonviolence - Day 1

Today, we begin the Season of Nonviolence – 64 Days of peaceful wisdom honoring the lives and nonviolent principles of Mohandas 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.

Eleanor Roosevelt has urged, "You must do the things that you think you cannot do." Practicing these 64 Ways will challenge you to do things that you think you cannot do.

"I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."  
~ Anne Frank

Today:  I will light a candle to symbolize my commitment to accept the courage to practice 64 Ways of living nonviolently.

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