by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness, Living in Natures Love Blog & Renee Lindstrom Live
Gandhi, King, Gyatso Season for Nonviolence – 64 Ways in 64 Days Value Practice for Teens
The Season for Nonviolence was created by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson in 1998. It is a yearly celebration for cultivating peace that begins April 30th and ends on April 4th – read more
Since 2011 Renee at Inside Awareness has shared tips call 64 Ways in 64 Days for personal observation to support this campaign in her own community. In these past nine years the focus of the tips has had a focus for adults or for children. These have included value practice, exercises and quotes. Follow quotes on face-book.
Week One, Days 1 to 7: Nonviolence begins with learning how to be more compassionate towards ourselves. We speak and act with respect, honor, and reverence for our own being.
- Day 1 – COURAGE (Jan. 30)
Courage is the ability to do what is in your heart. Today, really listen to what is in your heart. It takes courage to be nonviolent.
- Day 2 – SMILING (Jan. 31)
Smiling is a way to establish a heart to heart connection and to create a peaceful outlook. Smile from the heart. Today, smile and make eye contact with at least 5 people. Notice how people respond to you.
- Day 3 – APPRECIATION (Feb. 1)
Author Louise Hay says, “Praise yourself as much as you can. The love in our lives begins with us…loving
yourself will help heal our planet.” Today, focus on appreciating the good qualities in yourself and others.
- Day 4 – CARING (Feb. 2)
To truly care for others, you must first truly care for yourself. Today, think of ways you can better care for
yourself. Practice at least one of those ideas today.
- Day 5 – BELIEVING (Feb. 3)
Peace is a possibility. Believing in that possibility can make it happen. Keep peace in mind.
- Day 6 — SIMPLICITY (Feb. 4)
Drama makes our lives more complicated. Think of ways to free your self from drama. Practice one today.
- Day 7 – EDUCATION (Feb. 5)
War is born from ignorance. Today, try and learn something new.
Created for www.agnt.org – Season for Nonviolence – 2007 – by Greater Dallas Task Force – www.64-days.org
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I feel any sense of otherness breeds violence. I work on being aware of being connected in order to reach non-violence. I appreciate your website. Keep up the good work.