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Peaceful People: Day 62 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Commitment

© 2013 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved.

SNV, nonviolence, AGNT, peace, commitment, peace within

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Today, we are almost at the end of the 16th annual Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) Season for NonViolence.  For each of the 64 days since the anniversary of the passing of Mahatma Ghandi, we have been considering a quality or concept that will help each of us to move further into nonviolence.  We complete this year’s cycle on April 4th, the anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Today, if 1 billion people made a simple move further into nonviolence, can you imagine the shift for the Globe?  During this SNV, you have probably been thinking, “[S]o what’s my role?”  And “[H]ow could I, one person, make a difference toward World Peace?”

It’s time to get out your journal and ask your heart those very questions.  Then see what you write.  If you are just starting to read this article series, see the notes below to find the other articles, and any of them will give you simple ideas and easy steps to take.  Every little bit helps.  As you journal today, ask yourself what your COMMITMENT can be.  Start small, and make your COMMITMENT in your journal and your heart.  Begin to practice your new COMMITMENT.  You can always get out your journal, consult your heart, and step up to more.

Consider now AGNT’s meditation for Day 62:

DAY 62 Apr. 1: The thought for today is COMMITMENT.   Until one is committed there is hesitancy, a chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.  Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment that one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way.

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it!
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Begin it now!”


And so it is with nonviolence.  We set forth a COMMITMENT to nonviolence with an intention that we can act upon today.  By doing so, we are presented with situations and circumstances that will allow us to model our COMMITMENT, to bring nonviolence to a situation.

Today:    I will identify what I am willing to do as a consequence of my COMMITMENT to nonviolence.    I will clarify and affirm my personal COMMITMENT to nonviolence by sharing it with at least two people.


● 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 (, and Discover The Secret Energized You (  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, under the banner of UpBeat Living.  Please enjoy those as time allows.

● Your comments are welcome!

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About Kebba Buckley Button

Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management speaker, author, columnist, healer, stress/pain solutions therapist, and chocolate advocate. She is the author of "Peace Within, Second Edition", the award-winning book, "Discover The Secret Energized You", and several other print and audio products. Kebba has been helping people with stress- and pain release and Joyful Unfoldment(sm) for over 20 years.

4 responses »

  1. Kebba, I am passionate about the topic of commitment and one chapter in my book From Fizzle to Sizzle: 4 Crucial Tools for Relationship Repair, focuses on commitment. Gay Hendricks talks about making a soul-level commitment, a 100% commitment that doesn’t allow us to keep any back doors open for a possible escape. You have given me a lot to think about as a person who is passionate about non-violence – what can I commit to and how can I make a difference… how am I currently making a difference and how can I do more? Thanks for this information.

  2. Your quote that you include by Goethe, really hit home with me! I believe it 🙂


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