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Is World Peace possible? This week, US President Barack Obama gave a speech in Israel, in which he said “Peace is necessary… Peace is possible.” If you would like the possibility to become the reality, today consider the quality of CITIZENSHIP. Participation in the life and thinking of your community can shift events more than you might think. The qualities your participation expresses can cause others to shift their own behavior, because they admire and begin to model your nonviolent qualities. Also, you may be moved to invite others to join you in participation, such as an email campaign or a committee.
Get out your journal or iPad and make a list of your positive qualities. How do you express nonviolence already, and how do you feel led to further activities in CITIZENSHIP? Take 5 minutes to journal about these. You can always add more later. Have you noticed others admiring or copying you? Here is AGNT’s meditation for Day 58 of the SNV:
DAY 58 Mar. 28: The thought for today is CITIZENSHIP. Robert Muller, former Assistant Secretary General to the United Nations urges, “Use every letter you write, every conversation you have, every meeting you attend, to express your fundamental beliefs and dreams.” Make a difference in your community by becoming involved.
To be a citizen means to help your community be the best it can be. You are a member of many communities: your family, your place of work or school, your place of worship, your city, your country, and the planet. Participation in your community presents an opportunity to model nonviolent action, peaceful resolution, and how each of us can and do make a difference.
Today: I will call or write one of my legislators and register my views. I will tell at least three people of my efforts and ask them to do the same.
● 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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