nonviolence

As I sit here on the eve of the eighth 9-11 Remembrance, I find the image is still fresh in my mind. I also find the question I asked eight years ago - could this have been prevented - is also still fresh in my mind. I know the answer is YES, but not in a way of prevention or monitoring or collecting information or connecting-the-dots. read more »

People do not like change. We do what we can to keep the status-quo, no matter how painful or difficult. Why? Because it feels comfortable, and please don't ask me to change, to do something different, because then I will be UNcomfortable. read more »

The recent horrific killing of Stephen Brown at the Holocaust Museum and Dr. Tiller at his church sent me reeling. I felt deep despair, and thought, how can someone do this to another human being, with no sense of compassion or respect, just cold-blooded murder. Where does such apparent hatred for another human being come from? What drives it and feeds it, what forces us to act on it? read more »

DAY 50 Mar. 20: The practice for today is CHOICE. Be aware of any jokes or remarks that show disrespect toward ethnic groups, women or men, classes of people, religious groups, gays or lesbians. By being considerate of every person's dignity and by choosing not to participate in disrespectful communication, I am contributing to a nonviolent society. read more »

64 Days, 64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence
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64 Days, 64 Ways to Practice Nonviolence
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DAY 8 Feb. 6: The practice for today is HEALING. Poet and activist, Maya Angelou turned a traumatic childhood experience into a catalyst for creativity and achievement. She used this experience as a reason to bring peace to the world. read more »

On November 7, 2008, a news article was published about Bullies Enjoy Being Mean, which describes a scientific study of brain activity of aggressive children watching videos of someone inflicting pain on another person. The article supports my belief that humans become addicted to aggression-produced brain chemistry in the same way that they become addicted to drugs. read more »

May we love ever more.
May we motivate ourselves to committed love in Action.
May we motivate ourselves to live the life we wish to see in the world.
May we be the transformation we wish to see in the world.
From the inside out . . .
From the roots branching upwards . . .
From the heart
to thought
to word
to action.
Through life's trials and hardships
we can arise beautiful and free. read more »

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