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Peaceful People: Day 47 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Disarmament

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Today, we consider the quality of DISARMAMENT.  I first heard this word years ago, together with the word “nuclear”.  The USA and Russia were working on a nuclear disarmament pact.  Many of us began to imagine what life would be like if there simply were no threat of any country unleashing a nuclear weapon on any party anywhere on the Planet.  The Planet is simply too small for a nuclear weapon discharge not to affect the lives and wellness of everyone.

I live in a huge city–Phoenix– with huge mountain parks.  In the largest park, twenty square miles and little-patrolled, there is often handgun activity in which someone is injured or killed.  Years ago, when there was less of this activity, the idea of carrying a gun into the park was rare.  A friend of mine met me for a hike there one day, with a gun holstered inside his jacket.  I skipped the hike.  What if everyone entering the park just left the guns outside the park?

The Peace One Day organization was founded by Jeremy Gilley.  This organization influenced the United Nations in unanimously voting for an International Day of Peace, in which no weapons are fired: a day of complete ceasefire.  This day is celebrated every day on September 21.  It allows humanitarian organizations to surge medical and food assistance into wartorn areas without fear of being bombed or shot.  Even the Taliban has been cooperating with this extraordinary timeout.  In Phoenix, we celebrate this day at the Franciscan Renewal Center, with a Peace Award, meals, sacred dances, an interfaith prayer service, an aerial photo of a word like “PEACE”, and often a concert.

How would you feel about disarmament?  When you imagine it, what is the World like?  Here is AGNT’s meditation for SNV Day 47:

 DAY 47 Mar. 17: The thought for today is DISARMAMENT.    What if we lived in a world where there were no weapons?  What if we used the resources for developing weapons for other projects?  What if we really did beat swords into plowshares?  Imagine such a world for yourself and your family, because until be believe it is possible, it cannot become a reality.   Peace and nonviolence, does, and must, begin with each and every one of us.

Today:  I will have a conversation with someone today about what the world would be like if there were no weapons, nor any need for them.  I will define new uses for the resources freed-up by not developing weapons.

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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 64 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Celebration: UN Adopts Arms Treaty!

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Breaking news for World Peace!  Yesterday, April 2, 2013, on Day 63 of the Season for NonViolence, the United Nations General Assembly approved a landmark treaty regulating the international arms trade.  Only Syria, North Korea, and Iran voted against it.  The global arms trade does about $60 billion annually.  The UN Secretary-General Ban Kimoon said, “This is a victory for the world’s people.  The Arms Trade Treaty will make it more difficult for deadly weapons to be diverted into the illicit market… It will be a powerful new tool in our efforts to prevent grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law.” The treaty will take effect after 50 countries ratify it.

People who cultivate peace are having an effect on the world.  So break out your celebratory beverages and toast to progress!  Now here is AGNT’s meditation for the last full day of the 16th annual Season for Nonviolence:

DAY 64 Apr. 3: The thought for today is CELEBRATION.  Margaret Mead said “[N]ever doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Nonviolence is building the courage to speak and act with respect, reverence and compassion for our own being.  Rejoice in the work that you have done.  CELEBRATE the journey that you have made with countless others who believe that every individual can move the world in the direction of peace with their nonviolent choice and action.

Today:  I CELEBRATE my knowledge and maturity, my choice of nonviolence, and the journey I have chosen.

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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 and consider those as time allows.

● Your comments are welcome!

● Reach the writer at kebba@kebba.com .

Peaceful People: Day 47 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Disarmament

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

SNV, nonviolence, peace, peace within, disarmament

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Today, we consider the quality of DISARMAMENT.  I first heard this word years ago, together with the word “nuclear”.  The USA and Russia were working on a nuclear disarmament pact.  Many of us began to imagine what life would be like if there simply were no threat of any country unleashing a nuclear weapon on any party anywhere on the Planet.  The Planet is simply too small for a nuclear weapon discharge not to affect the lives and wellness of everyone.

I live in a city with huge mountain parks.  In the largest, twenty square miles and little-patrolled, there is often handgun activity in which someone is injured or killed.  Years ago, when there was less of this activity, the idea of carrying a gun into the park was rare.  A friend of mine met me for a hike there one day, with a gun holstered inside his jacket.  I skipped the hike.  What if everyone entering the park just left the guns outside the park?

The Peace One Day organization was founded by Jeremy Gilley.  This organization influenced the United Nations in unanimously voting for an International Day of Peace, in which no weapons are fired: a day of complete ceasefire.  This day is celebrated every year on September 21.  It allows humanitarian organizations to surge medical and food assistance into wartorn areas without fear of being bombed or shot.  Even the Taliban has been cooperating with this extraordinary timeout.  In Phoenix, we celebrate this day at the Franciscan Renewal Center, with a Peace Award, meals, sacred dances, an interfaith prayer service, an aerial photo of a word like “PEACE”, and a concert.

How would you feel about disarmament?  When you imagine it, what is the World like?  Here is AGNT’s meditation for SNV Day 47:

 

DAY 47 Mar. 17: The thought for today is DISARMAMENT.    What if we lived in a world where there were no weapons?  What if we used the resources for developing weapons for other projects?  What if we really did beat swords into plowshares?  Imagine such a world for yourself and your family, because until be believe it is possible, it cannot become a reality.   Peace and nonviolence, does, and must, begin with each and every one of us.

Today:  I will have a conversation with someone today about what the world would be like if there were no weapons, nor any need for them.  I will define new uses for the resources freed-up by not developing weapons.

———————————————

● 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 .