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64 WAYS IN 64 DAYS

We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. Through our daily nonviolent choices and action, the noble and courageous spirit within each of us expresses itself as the skills, wisdom and character of a nonviolent human being. This is how we each, in our own way, move the world in a direction of peace.

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Daily graphic with quotation in web and FaceBook sharable format to inspire, create discussion, and hold in our thoughts each day during the 64 Days of the Season. "Turning the Tide" through our thoughts and actions is the theme of this year's Season for Nonviolence. We found some of these quotes in resources on the site Turning the Tide devoted to active nonviolence.

 

 

 


 

PRACTICING NONVIOLENCE WITH GANDHI

Daily quotation, Teaching, and Affirmative Practice -- Created by Rev. Frank zumMallen

No religion or spiritual path can ever completely embrace all the Divine is. The Divine is Inf inite. No human religion can ever be anything but “the finger pointing at the moon”. Franciscan theologian Richard Rohr says, “All religion is metaphor”. Each of us has our own “soul metaphor” or cosmology, our way of understanding the universe and our pl ace in it. We each have a soul metaphor, whether we know it or not. Gandhi's soul metaphor refers to the Divine as “God” and “He” and “Him”. For many of us, the word “God”, along with concepts like a male Deity, seem to create a violent dissonance within u s. Dealing with our own feelings about a Male God can be a wonderful practice of nonviolence. Arun Gandhi, M.K. Gandhi's Grandson and co - founder of the “Season”, reminds us that we should release all attachment to possessing the Truth and join his grandfa ther in pursuing it. Believing we possess the Truth is the path of “himsa”, violence. Believing we all, even Gandhi, pursue the Truth is the path of “Ahimsa”, Ahimsa is the Hindu/ Buddhist practice of reverence for and nonviolence toward all living beings.

Affirmative Practice: Today, I will meditate on and remember each being has their own “soul metaphor”. Today I will remember that every belief, even those that make me uncomfortable, are different roads taken in pursuit of the same goal, Truth. That is the path to nonviolence. Let peace begin with you.



DAILY PRACTICES FOR PRISONERS

From the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Rochester, New York.

Words to Live By
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Today, if you are able, light a match and accept the courage
to practice 64 ways of living nonviolently. If no matches are available to you, picture a flame with your imagination. This flame represents the beginning of a new season: of reflection, growth, and practicing nonviolence.

Think About It
What is the most recent act of courage that you witnessed inside prison and outside in the news or before you were incarcerated?

Take Action!
Think of something you did that took courage and write a short paragraph (3-4 sentences) about what it meant to you and why.



PEACE MANDALA TOOL




Daily Word, Quotation, Affirmation and Practice
in a peaceful audio/
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DAILY WORD, QUOTE, REFLECTION & PRACTICE

DAY 1 Jan. 30: The thought for today is COURAGE. "I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." -Anne Frank

When you discover that everyone is contained in you and you are contained in everyone, you have realized the unity of life, which is the divine ground of existence. Then you are not just a person; you have become a beneficial force. Wherever you go, wherever you live, those around you will benefit from your life. Even one unassuming man or woman in a community has the courage to lead a nonviolent life, she will make her contribution, and she will slowly inspire others to make the same contribution, because human nature responds to such an example. When we can say, “Whatever comes, we will not be afraid because the divine Self is within us,” then this resoluteness and faith will enable us to work free from tension, agitation, and fear of defeat. The person who works in this way is at peace, because he or she is not anxious about results.

Today: I will light a candle to symbolize my commitment to accept the courage to practice 64 Ways of living nonviolently.





DAILY COMMITMENTS

DAY 1 -- Today, I will reflect on what peace means to me.




WEEKLY WORD, REFLECTION & PRACTICE

JANUARY Week 1- Prayer, Peace "Prayer from the heart can achieve what nothing else in the world can," said Gandhi. Begin and end each day this week with a prayer for peace. Let peace begin with you. An 11-year old writes, "Peace is a special thought or a special love or light or spark that we all share within ourselves." Thich Nhat Hanh wrote, "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." Each day this week make a choice to meet each experience with an intention for peace.




PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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DAY 1: We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. This is how each of us, in our own way, move the world in the direction of peace. This is the Season for Nonviolence. The thought for today is COURAGE. Eleanor Roosevelt has urged, “you must do the things that you think you cannot do.” In what way can you practice Courage in your life today? This message is brought to you by The Association for Global New Thought and ______________. For information about nonviolent programs, practices and activities, call ___________.




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REFLECTIONS AND GROUP ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS

DAY 1 Jan. 30: The thought for today is COURAGE. "I can shake off everything if I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn." -Anne Frank

When you discover that everyone is contained in you and you are contained in everyone, you have realized the unity of life, which is the divine ground of existence. Then you are not just a person; you have become a beneficial force. Wherever you go, wherever you live, those around you will benefit from your life. Even one unassuming man or woman in a community has the courage to lead a nonviolent life, she will make her contribution, and she will slowly inspire others to make the same contribution, because human nature responds to such an example. When we can say, “Whatever comes, we will not be afraid because the divine Self is within us,” then this resoluteness and faith will enable us to work free from tension, agitation, and fear of defeat. The person who works in this way is at peace, because he or she is not anxious about results.

Today: I will light a candle to symbolize my commitment to accept the courage to practice 64 Ways of living nonviolently.

Group Activity: The Courage to Connect Reach out to your city or state ahead of time asking them to give you a Proclamation for A Season for Nonviolence. Then invite them for a Community Candlelighting Ceremony where the Proclamation is presented or displayed.




SHORT PRACTICE, Formatted in three columns

Jan. 30 COURAGE Eleanor Roosevelt urged, “You must do the things that you think you cannot do.” Light a candle and accept the courage to practice living in peace.




DAILY PRACTICES FOR TEENS

From the Dallas Task Force

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.




DAILY PRACTICES FOR CHILDREN

From the Dallas Task Force

Day 1 – COURAGE (Jan. 30) Have a parent light a candle for you. Make a wish for peace and release it by blowing out the candle.




WISDOM QUOTES BOOKLET

1.1- Ahimsa "Nonviolence is an active force of the highest order. It is soul force or the power of Godhead within us. Imperfect man cannot grasp the whole of that Essence - he would not be able to bear its full blaze, but even an infinitesimal fraction of it, when it becomes active within us, can work wonders." M.K. "Mahatma" Gandhi

Ahimsa - do no harm - was at the heart of Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and practice. Ahimsa is rooted in an unconditional love, respect and appreciation for all sentient beings.

Today: I will read about ahimsa and consider a commitment to study the philosophy and practice of Ahimsa throughout the Gandhi-King Season.




DAILY AFFIRMATIONS BOOKLET

From the East Bay Season for Peace

Day 1, Jan 30: Today, I contemplate Mahatma Gandhi’s statement: “Be the Change You Wish to See in the World.”




DAILY CURRICULUM BOOKLET

Long booklet 64 Days Curriculum, from the East Bay Season for Peace

Day 1, Courage: The word “courage” comes from the French word for heart. Courage is the ability to do what is in your heart. Do you have the courage to be nonviolent?



64 DIAS/64 MANERAS

30 de enero VALOR- Eleanor Roosavelt, “insistió, tienes que hacer las cosas que piensas que no puedes hacer.” Encienda la vela, acepta el valor para practicar a vivir en paz.




ACCIONES DIARIAS TEENS

Día 1 – VALENTÍA (Enero 30) Valor es la habilidad de hacer lo que siente tu corazón. Hoy verdaderamente escucha lo que viene de tu corazón. Toma valor para no ser violento.