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In case you are just joining us in this series of articles, you’ll want to know the context. We are now in the Season for NonViolence, the 16th year. The Season was created by the Association for Global New Thought, or AGNT. This Season, or SNV, runs each year, from the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Ghandi, thus honoring two of the most prominent developers/promoters of nonviolent methods in the history of humankind. This makes the SNV 64 days long, from January 30th to April 4th. During the SNV, AGNT invites us to consider 64 qualities that contribute to nonviolent solutions and can ultimately lead us to a sustainable World Peace.
Today, we consider the quality of HONOR. When you are around certain people you admire, do you feel HONORED to be with them? Do they “shine like the Himilayas”? Do you HONOR them? Are there others you treat with HONOR? In your journal, jot down some thoughts that come to mind when you consider who inspires HONOR in you, and who(m) you would like to honor. In what ways could you honor them?
Here is AGNT’s meditation for Day 49:
DAY 49 Mar. 19: The thought for today is HONOR.
“Those who are good and pure in conduct are honored wherever they go. The good shine like the Himalayas, whose peaks glisten above the rest of the world even when seen from a distance. “
People who are as described by Buddha, who work for the welfare of others, will be very deeply loved, respected and honored wherever they go. It is a simple law of human nature that we love the highest, that we emulate such people, and we want to lead the kind of life they lead. This is the saving grace of human nature: when we see someone who is patient, kind, forgiving, and forbearing, we recognize their nonviolent ways, because we too, have those qualities. As we honor them, we honor ourselves.
Today: A simple way to raise my awareness of honoring others is to do so at mealtime. Before each meal today, I will stop to think about all the people involved with the food I eat and I will silently say to them, “I honor you.” Likewise, I will bless and honor the earth for its abundance.
● Kebba Buckley Button is a Master’s Degree scientist, a minister, and the award-winning author of the 2012 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core (http://tinyurl.com/abd47jr), and Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br). She also has a natural healing and stress management practice and is a celebrated public speaker.
● This blog, Peaceful People, is the new home for Rev. Kebba’s articles and movie reviews about the SNV, nonviolence, peace within, and cultivating peace. Until 2/19/13, her SNV posts and peace movie reviews were at http://kebbabutton.wordpress.com, under the banner of UpBeat Living. Please enjoy those as time allows.
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