SNV Daily Affirmation – Day 48, March 18


Day 48, Mar. 18:

Today, I am open to other ways of thinking and acting that are different from my own.

(Does that sound familiar?)

John F. Kennedy said, “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs.”  Differences are only on the surface and serve to bring variety to our lives.  See beyond those appearances, the opinions, the personality.  Beneath that diversity lies unity.                            

 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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