64 Ways in 64 Days – 15th Gandhi, King, Chavez Season for Peace and Nonviolence
Week three, Days 15 to 21: Being kind to ourselves can soon be turned into a practice of peacefulness toward others. Try it.
- Day 15 – REVERENCE (Feb. 13)
Did you ever see something that took your breath away? Today we focus on how beautiful our world is, and how beautiful we are. Let’s not focus on the negative.
- Day 16 – GRATITUDE (Feb. 14)
Life is a gift. Give thanks to the people and situations in your life. Make a list of all you are grateful for.
- Day 17 – INTEGRITY (Feb. 15)
Integrity is doing what you know is right, even if no one is around. Having integrity makes you feel better about yourself, because you always do what you know is right. Think of a time when you had integrity, and think of a time when you wish you had.
- Day 18 – FREEDOM (Feb. 16)
Bishop Desmond Tutu once said, “When people decide to be free, there is nothing that can stop them.” Today let yourself be who you are and don’t allow anyone to influence you differently.
- Day 19 – ACCEPTANCE (Feb. 17)
Today is a day to accept yourself just as you are. You are on this planet to do something no one has ever done before. Try your best to accept and approve of yourself and others. Let go of the need to judge. Know that everything in your life is unfolding perfectly.
- Day 20 – SELF-FORGIVENESS (Feb. 18)
You are greater than any mistake you have ever made. What are some of the things you have done to upset yourself? If you think it would help, write an apology letter to yourself for everything you have ever done that you wish you hadn’t. When you are done, take the letter outside, and burn it. As you watch it go up in flames, consciously release your guilt and frustration with yourself, and know that you are forgiven.
- Day 21 – INSPIRATION (Feb. 19)
Think about somebody who inspires you to be a better person. What are some of the things they do? Think of ways that you can inspire others in your life. How can you lead by example and be an inspiration to others?
Created for http://www.agnt.org and Season for Nonviolence – 2007 by Greater Dallas Task Force – www.64-days.org
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.
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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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