21 March 2012

Season of Nonviolence - Day 51

Welcome to Day 51 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.


When someone stands up to violence” says Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, “a force for change is released.  Every action for peace requires someone to exhibit the courage to challenge violence and inspire love.”  Thich Nhat Hanh's life is about nonviolence, and ours can be too. 

When we choose to be an advocate for nonviolence and decide right now that we will be the one to stop the violence, we release peace into the world.    

Today:  I will be an ally. Without blaming or judging others, I will listen from my heart, and speak out with love for those who are disrespected, abused or not listened to.   I will find out how I can be an advocate in current conflicts, such as in The Sudan.

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