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Peaceful People: Day 50 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Choice

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

SNV, nonviolence, peace, peace within, choice

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Today, you can help World Peace by your CHOICE of thoughts.  Are you in?  Our thoughts are heard by our nervous systems, and low-energy or low-vibration thoughts, such as pessimism, resentment, and anger, literally drag us down.  On the other hand, high-level or high-vibration thoughts, such as optimism, confidence, and gratitude, literally lift our energy.  Plus, others receive the communication of our moods and energy levels without our having to verbalize about them.   So we actually strengthen or weaken others with our CHOICE of thoughts.  Paul, in his letter to the Phillipians, made this point powerfully:

 

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things…and the God of Peace will be with you.”

-Phil 4:8-9

 

Here is AGNT’s meditation for SNV Day 50:

 

DAY 50 Mar. 20: The thought for today is CHOICE.  Be aware of any jokes or remarks that show disrespect toward ethnic groups, women or men, classes of people, religious groups, gays or lesbians.  By being considerate of every person’s dignity and by choosing not to participate in disrespectful communication, I am contributing to a nonviolent society.

 

“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day.  The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become.  Your integrity is your destiny– it is the light that guides your way.”

Heraclitus

 

Do you think the statement “We always have a choice” is true?  Do you ever think that you don’t have a choice?  Do you ever think you must be violent?  Can you always choose nonviolence?

 

Today:  I will write about the choices I face throughout the day and on how they translate my commitment to nonviolence into my thoughts, words and actions.

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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 .

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