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Living Peace Meditation – Season Closing

April 4, 2012 by

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Every day, I join others in this prayer for World Peace. With each kind thought, each choice for nonviolence, we plant a seed that shall bloom to bring forth rich fruit in its Season. Together, friend, we till the soil and plant the seeds that all creation may sing for joy and dance in the […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 64 – Celebration

April 3, 2012 by

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Margaret Mead said “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”  Nonviolence is building the courage to speak and act with respect, reverence and compassion for our own being.  Rejoice in the work that you have done.  Celebrate the journey […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 63 – Release

April 2, 2012 by

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A Sufi proverb says “when the heart weeps for what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what is found.”  Release the weight of your past, the judgments of yourself and others, and be the change you wish to see.  Make room for what is here in this present moment, release the hurts and resentments and […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 62 – Commitment

April 1, 2012 by

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Until one is committed there is hesitancy, a chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment that one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 61 – Peace

March 31, 2012 by

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“Practice watering seeds of joy and peace and not just seeds of anger and violence, and the elements of war in all of us will be transformed,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.   You water seeds of anger and violence by deciding to stay angry and act violently.  You water seeds of joy and peace by deciding […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 60 – Witnessing

March 30, 2012 by

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“We are each other’s bond,” writes poet Gwendolyn Brooks.  Those who practice nonviolence cannot close their eyes to injustice or cruelty.  We are here to be a witness for justice and compassion.  Those who practice nonviolence look at injustice or cruelty and know that it is possible for the situation to be different.  You can […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 59 – Intervention

March 29, 2012 by

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Alcohol and drug abuse is both a consequence of, and a cause of, violence.  You can make a difference in someone’s life through intervention. Today:  I will have the courage to intervene in a caring way with someone who is using alcohol or drugs.  Through my honest, straightforward, and nonviolent communication, I will encourage them […]

Living Peace Mediation – Day 58 – Citizenship

March 28, 2012 by

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Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations urges, “Use every letter you write, every conversation you have, every meeting you attend, to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams.” Make a difference in your community by becoming involved. To be a citizen means to help your community be the best it can be.  […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 57 – Service

March 27, 2012 by

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Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve …  you only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love.”   How can you serve today? What really gives value to anything is its usefulness in serving others. Our life draws its value not from the money […]

Living Peace Meditation – Day 56 – Self-Sufficiency

March 26, 2012 by

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People need the dignity of work and the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.  Economic self-sufficiency is a requirement for a nonviolent world. “Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.” -“Mahatma” Gandhi For Gandhi, economic self-sufficiency – symbolized by the spinning wheel – was a vital […]

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