17 March 2012

Season of Nonviolence - Day 47

Welcome to Day 47 of 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.


What if we lived in a world where there were no weapons?  What if we used the resources for developing weapons for other projects?  What if we really did beat swords into plowshares?  Imagine such a world for yourself and your family, because until be believe it is possible, it cannot become a reality.   Peace and nonviolence, does, and must, begin with each and every one of us.  
Today:  I will have a conversation with someone today about what the world would be like if there were no weapons, nor any need for them.  I will define new uses for the resources freed-up by not developing weapons.

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