JANUARY 30 – DAY ONE – COURAGE / SNV 2012

Season for Nonviolence – Peacemaking Qualities

The cowardly lion remember, he went in search of the very thing he already had. (image from fanpop.com)

QUOTES

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon

“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”  Thich Nhat Hanh

“And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”   Anais Nin

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”  Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.  Aeschylus

We, unaccustomed to courage

exiles from delight

live coiled in shells of loneliness

until love leaves its high holy temple

and comes into our sight

to liberate us into life.

MAYYA NGELOU, Touched by an Angel

AFFIRMATION: Whatever comes, I rest in the Strength of the Divine Within me.

ACTION:  Identify one small step you can take today to overcome one fear that holds you back.   Write it down.  Maybe even share it here.  Then do it.

The Season for Nonviolence is celebrated from January 30-April 4, each year, on the anniversaries of the assassinations of Mohands K. Gandhi and Rev.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, in order to further their vision of  just and peaceful world.

This series of blogs are spiritual in nature.

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