Day 62 – COMMITMENT (April 1)
Spend five minutes reflecting on your commitment to non- violence. Write down what it means to you and what you are willing to do as a consequence of your commitment to it. Make your commitment public by sharing it with at least 2 people.
I feel that nonviolence means not hurting people. In anyway. Everything from harsh words to a loved one spoken in anger to genocide and nuclear war. And I am willing to do everything I can.
Sometimes this is really, really hard. It will never be an easy path to follow. And it takes courage and faith to even try. Deep in my heart I know that it is worth it.
I am willing to share this publicly, right here, with my family, friends, associates and the endless unknown people with internet access. I post links to all these posts on my personal Facebook page.
I have two primary reasons for my commitment to nonviolence. Jesus and my dad. A yearning for a world at peace and filled with love and kindness runs deep in my blood. Maybe I was born this way, maybe I learned it at my mother’s breast, maybe I absorbed it from being an infant in a snugly at peace marches. Maybe I learned it from the Bible and biographies of people who gave everything towards this goal. I don’t know. I do know that as long as I can remember this has been a call in my soul. I know that words are my best tool and so I will keep right on writing for this reason. I cannot change the world alone but I can change myself and like a pebble in the pond hope my ripples will spread.