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Peaceful People: Day 2 of Season for NonViolence (SNV)

© 2014 Kebba Buckley Button.  World Rights Reserved.

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Who wouldn’t want to live in a world where no one shot another person in anger?  Who wouldn’t want a world where everyone got along, and social justice wasn’t even a question?  Here we are at Day 2 of the Season for NonViolence (SNV), the 17th annual celebration by the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT) for people who would like to bring that nonviolent world into being.

Each day during the SNV, I am posting the thought for the day from AGNT.  I will also be expanding on the meanings of the Season.  Here is AGNT’s Day 2 meditation:

DAY 2, Jan. 31: The thought for today is SMILING.  Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh said

“If, in our daily life, we can smile…not only we, but everyone will profit from it.  This is the most basic kind of peace work.”

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship and nonviolence.  A smile not only improves our looks, it improves our outlook, and when our outlook improves, it is much easier to be at peace.

Today:  I will share a sincere smile with everyone I meet, knowing that my smile contributes to peace.

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● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core

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(Second Edition).   Keep this book with you constantly, to quickly recharge your Peace Within, with quotes, photos, and poems that take you directly there!  Kebba is a corporate stress management trainer, and she also has a holistic healing practice.

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Peaceful People: Day One of Season for NonViolence (SNV)

© 2014 Kebba Buckley Button.  World Rights Reserved.

peace, nonviolence, SNV, Gandhi, King, Gyatso, Dalai LamaDo you dream of a peaceful world?  But do you think there is nothing you can contribute to that vision?  Then here is great news for you.  There are actually simple ways you can contribute your thoughts, your prayers, and even your actions toward the creation of that peaceful world.  Here is one great program to consider.

The Season for NonViolence (SNV) was originated 16 years ago by the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT).  The SNV runs for 64 days each year, from January 30th, the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death, to April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The SNV was created as a grassroots education and demonstration program committed to showing and growing  nonviolence as a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities.  For this year, the 17th year, the Dalai Lama has also lent his name and stature to the campaign.

Each day during the SNV, I will be posting the thought for the day from AGNT.  I will also be expanding on the meanings of the Season.  Here is AGNT’s Day 1 meditation:

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.

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● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (Second Edition).   Keep this book with you constantly, to quickly recharge your Peace Within, with quotes, photos, and poems that take you directly there!  Kebba is a corporate stress management trainer, and she also has a holistic healing practice.

● Liked this blog?  Why not buy Kebba’s books?  Just click the links!

● Your comments are welcome!

● Reach the writer at kebba@kebba.com .

 

Peaceful People: Stop the Violence Panel Sunday 1/12/2014

The Franciscan Renewal Center is passionately committed to peaceful change in our society. If you have an interest in how violence in our society may be stopped, consider this FR*EE event on Sunday, in the Phoenix/Scottsdale Area:

Stop The Violence Panel

Sunday January 12th, 2014, 12:30 pm- 2 pm

Franciscan Renewal CenterSeason for NonViolence

Open to the Community

5802 E. Lincoln Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85253

THE PANELISTS:

Patricia Brooks: Domestic Violence

Jacob Mueller: Elder Abuse

Chris Monaco: Child Abuse

Sheryl Christianson: My Sister’s Place

TRUST : Human Trafficking

DETAILS ON THE PANELISTS: 

O Patricia Brooks

Patricia is a member of Arizona Center against Domestic Violence’s (AZCADV) SHARE (Strength, Hope, Awareness, Strength, Education) Speakers Bureau and speaks of her own survivor story to groups: law enforcement, legislature, advocates, therapists, other survivors and community groups. She is a University faculty associate for12+ years, Arizona State University Masters Degree in Organizational Management.

O Chris Monaco

Chris has been the Abuse Hotline and company spokesperson for 7yrs. She has a Ph.D in Counseling/Psychology and Currently teaching at Glendale Community College.  Director of Childhelp’s National Child Instructor for graduate students at NAU and ASU.

O Jacob Mueller

He started in law enforcement with Oxnard Police Department in California. Jacob moved to AZ and started Mueller Investigations, LLC (DBA Global Eye Investigations), in 2006.  He holds a degree in Criminal Justice from Ventura College and is certified in crisis intervention, drug abuse recognition, and surveillance techniques.

O Sheryl Christianson

Sheryl Christianson is the Senior Program Manager at My Sister’s Place, a major social service agency with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Phoenix.

O TRUST—Training Resources United to Stop Trafficking

A representative will discuss efforts to stop human trafficking.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS POWERFUL PANEL PRESENTATION AND YOUR CHANCE TO ASK QUESTIONS.