Mindfulness Teachings of Gandhi~

Originally posted on Mindful Influence ~ Creating conscious moments:
Recently I watched the film Gandhi and throughout the film, many of his values and his way of life relate to mindfulness. I knew that Mahatma Gandhi helped India gain their independence and that he influenced societies to be non-violent through Satyagraha which translates into “power of truth”. It…

Letting Go Of Suffering Course by karuna

My friend Karuna is a psychotherapist and also a devoted follower of Amma. She, for instance, spends 6 beautiful weeks each year at her ashram. Karuna has designed an awesome 17 week course on letting go of suffering with clear and helpful workbook exercises…and she is sharing it without cost because she is totally awesome. She is…

Standing Rock Valor and King’s 2nd Principle of Nonviolence

The idea with nonviolence social action is is to change peoples’ minds about validity of an unjust law by taking a principled stand for justice, fueled by love, putting your bodies in harm’s way if necessary, to bring forth justice. The underlying principle is Love – and the people taking actions of “civil” disobedience are to act from a place of love…connected to the Divine Source by whatever name or none… whatever their opponent does. This takes a good deal of self-discipline, training and community-building.