SNV Daily Affirmation – Day 28, Feb. 26

8 DAYS OF AFFIRMATIONS FOR NONVIOLENCE IN RECREATION

Day 28, February 26:

Today, I constructively channel any anger, frustration, or jealousy into healthy physical activities (i.e. doing sit-ups, picking up trash, taking a walk…).

 Gandhi asked his grandson Arun Gandhi in a learning moment, “Do you know that anger is like electricity?  Anger can be as powerful and destructive as electricity.  Do you know what happens if a bolt of lightning falls somewhere or if you touch a live wire?”  Arun said, “Yes, it destroys or kills.”  “Well, anger is the same,” said Gandhi. ” If you don’t harness your anger as we harness electricity then anger, too, will destroy and kill.  Anger should be used the same way we use electricity.”

We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time.  This is how each of us, in our own way, moves the world in the direction of peace.  This is the Season for Nonviolence.

This is a part of 64 days of affirmations commemorating the Season for Nonviolence, the span of days between the deaths of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.  These writings have been adapted from 64 Days and Ways to Practice Nonviolence by the Global New Thought Movement and Compassionate Activism for Global Healing by the Association for Global New Thought and added to by Tanya Mayer and Paul Friedman. They are grouped in 9 categories: nonviolence toward self, in close relationships, in my communication, in recreation, in my perspective of others, in daily living, in work, for mother earth and in our world.

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