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Peaceful People: Day 53 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Action

© 2014  Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved.

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Today, you can help build a nonviolent world by taken some small ACTION.  Change is cumulative, and a small thing you do will have at least a small effect on others.  For example, what if a person stopped swearing and expressing angry thoughts?  People would relax around that person more, use cleaner language, and express less anger.  If you are trying to create a new project, at least you can research the steps and resources you will need.  Take a small ACTION each day, and you may be surprised at the cumulative results in a month.  Remember the traditional French saying (translated): “After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Another concept that many have used indifferent forms is:

Anyone who thinks an individual cannot make a difference has never been to bed with a mosquito.

–Golda Meir (and variations attributed to others)

Here is AGNT’s meditation for Day 53:

DAY 53 Mar. 23: The thought for today is ACTION.

“Each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.”

 –Robert Kennedy

Imagine what actions Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy would be taking if they were among us today.  Truly nonviolent action is centered in love and compassion.  Actions speak louder than words, it is said, yet it is not so much loudness as clarity and truth that matters; a gentle action can be far more powerful than a forceful one.  So, too, the smallest actions – those closest to home – can be more meaningful than those expressed from a distance.

Today:  I will explore actions from the heart I can take today to express my commitment to peace and nonviolence – in both my personal life and in the public domain.  I will find a way to make one small change that will contribute to the well being of my home, school, workplace or community.

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● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (Second Edition).   It’s a book to keep 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 15 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Reverence

© 2014  Kebba Buckley Button.  World Rights Reserved.

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We’re now beginning the third week of the 64-day Season for NonViolence (SNV).  The SNV was created by the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), as a way of inviting people to develop their consciousness and practice of nonviolent approaches to problem solving.  When we look at peaceful living, we find that much of the process of developing nonviolence actually begins with one’s relationship with self, together with one’s relationship with all Life.  Do you have a reverence for life?

Here is AGNT’s meditation for SNV Day 15:

 

DAY 15 Feb. 13:  The thought for today is REVERENCE.   Reverence for all life is fundamental to Ahimsa; it is the ultimate rationale for nonviolence – for how can one willingly do harm to that for which one has reverence – and towards which one has the love that reverence engenders?

“In the main, reverence for life dictates the same sort of behavior as the ethical principle of love. But reverence for life contains within itself the rationale of the commandment to love, and it calls for compassion for all creature life.”   –Albert Schweitzer

“Reverence is a virtue that prepares us well to belong to one another; it reaches out to those who have given messages of not wishing to belong.  When we approach others with gentle reverence, we bring gifts and share theirs with us.”  -Paula Ripple

 

Today:  I open myself up to a feeling of reverence for all forms of life, especially each and every person that I meet during the day.   I’ll take a walk outside and experience the beauty that surrounds me as I BE with the sky, the plants and animals, as well as my brothers and sisters.

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● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (Second Edition).   It’s a book to keep 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 article?  Why not buy Kebba’s books?  Just click the links!

● Enjoyed this post?  Please click “like” in the FB widget in the right hand column!  You’ll have our undying gratitude plus a huge rise in your Good Karma.

● Please leave a comment!  

Peaceful People: Day 55 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Responsibility

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

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Today is Day 55 of AGNT’s Season for NonViolence.   Today, you’ll want your journal or iPad out again, as we consider RESPONSIBILITY.  Ready?

 

How much RESPONSIBILITY do you take for your life and the quality of life around you? Do you believe that you are the person who puts your left foot in front of your right, to take any action in life?  Do you take RESPONSIBILITY  for the unproductive or negative results of the risks you take?  Do you nurture your relationship with the Divine and take RESPONSIBILITY for following the guidance you receive?  Do you help your loved ones, sharing household RESPONSIBILITY when they are sick or having a difficult day?  Do you share in your community by voting and by attending your HOA meetings?  Do you fill your car’s gas tank and eat the right lunch for your body?

 

Did you get your answers into your journal?  Then you are ready for AGNT’s Day 55 meditation:

 

DAY 55 Mar. 25: The thought for today is RESPONSIBILITY.  The quality of your community starts with you.  Take RESPONSIBILITY wherever you are.   Whatever we are today is the result of what we have thought, spoken, and done in all the previous moments before now.  The RESPONSIBILITY for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow will be right.  This applies to our physical, emotional and spiritual life; we each have the ultimate RESPONSIBILITY for our choices.

 

Today:  I will pick up trash that is not my own, whether at home, at the office or on the street.   If there is a conflict present in my life, I will take responsibility for my part in the conflict.

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● 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.

● Your comments are welcome!

● Reach the writer at kebba@kebba.com .

Peaceful People: Day 53 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Action

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

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Photo by Microsoft

Today, you can help build a nonviolent world by taken some small ACTION.  Change is cumulative, and a small thing you do will have at least a small effect on others.  For example, what if a person stopped swearing and expressing angry thoughts?  People would relax around that person more, use cleaner language, and express less anger.  If you are trying to create a new project, at least you can research the steps and resources you will need.  Take a small ACTION each day, and you may be surprised at the cumulative results in a month.  Remember the traditional French saying (translated): “After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  Another concept that many have used indifferent forms is:

Anyone who thinks an individual cannot make a difference has never been to bed with a mosquito.

–Golda Meir (and variations attributed to others)

Here is AGNT’s meditation for Day 53:

DAY 53 Mar. 23: The thought for today is ACTION.  “Each of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation” said Robert Kennedy.   Imagine what actions Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy would be taking if they were among us today.
Truly nonviolent action is centered in love and compassion.  Actions speak louder than words, it is said, yet it is not so much loudness as clarity and truth that matters; a gentle action can be far more powerful than a forceful one.  So, too, the smallest actions – those closest to home – can be more meaningful than those expressed from a distance.

 

Today:  I will explore actions from the heart I can take today to express my commitment to peace and nonviolence – in both my personal life and in the public domain.  I will find a way to make one small change that will contribute to the well being of my home, school, workplace or community.

——————————————–

● 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.

● Your comments are welcome!

● Reach the writer at kebba@kebba.com .