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.
Daily Ideas for practicing Values for creating Nonviolence
Building a quiet center within ourselves is the first act of peace making. Feeling centered and calm allows us to respond to situations peacefully.
Day 8 – HEALING – Everything happens for a reason. Think of ways you have grown and matured from challenging experiences in your life.
Day 9 –DREAMING – Dreaming is the first step to doing. Today, don’t only dream of peace. Live it.
Day 10 – FAITH – We all have obstacles in our lives, however big or small. No one’s life is better or worse than any other’s. What always gets us through is faith: the faith that with every closed door is an open window. Today have faith.
Day 11 – CONTEMPLATION – Today, we will practice contemplation. When you close your eyes and breathe, relax and think about the positive things in your life right now. Then open your eyes and write down your good thoughts.
Day 12 – GROUNDEDNESS – Gandhi said, “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” When we are angry with ourselves, we can’t see things clearly. Today we should let go of our grudges against others and ourselves, so we can be grounded in our lives, and really feel our experiences.
Day 13 – CREATIVITY – Every day we are creative without even realizing it. We put on make-up, or do our hair, or scribble on our homework while not listening to our teachers. Today let’s all take some time to create something to express our feelings.
Day 14 – HUMILITY – Making mistakes is a part of our day-to-day lives. Why don’t we change our views on humility and start focusing on learning from our mistakes instead of dwelling on them. Today think of a past mistake and take the time to truly think about what you learned from it and why.
Go to Week 1 – Exercises
Created for www.agnt.org – Season for Nonviolence – 2007 – by Greater Dallas Task Force – www.64-days.org
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Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Value-Based Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000, Founder of Greater Victoria Peace & Intercultural Celebrations since 2010 & Greater Victoria Labyrinths since 2012, #yyj Peace Week Calendar Founder – 2014 & 2015