24 March 2012

Season of Nonviolence - Day 54

Welcome to Day 54 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.

Day 54: GIVING

Practice generously giving by sharing time, talent, energy and material resources with others.  Whatever you give, do it without thinking of getting anything in return. Do it as a service, not reluctantly, but with joy.  That is a real gift.
 Whatever you give, be sure it is from the heart:  
“Not in what we give, but what we share,
For the gift without the giver is bare.”

Today:  I will clean out my closet, bureau drawers, or garage and give away things I'm not using.  I will give my time to a volunteer organization and my financial resources to a cause that supports and practices nonviolence.

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