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Pacifist Rant

I’ve been working hard to cultivate a new mind. I’m training my heart to find better ways than hatred and fear when faced with imminent threats. I am far from accomplished, but I am working. My focus has been primarily on the teachings of Jesus, but also Gandhi, Marshall Rosenberg, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Theresa. I work every day to be as authentic as I can about my own inner triggers, and find peace by working to cultivate empathy and compassion. “Do not be overcome by evil, but… Continue

Added by Sarah on November 16, 2008 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

The Seeds of Nonviolence

Ghandi taught his disciples that whenever we make anyone (ourselves or others) wrong (even in our thoughts), THAT is the seed of violence. What a challenging perspective for self-righteous pacifists! But it IS clearly the seed of division, and division is the essential first step toward violence.

Long before Ghandi, Jesus taught his disciples to withhold judgment, saying that we will be treated in the same manner which we choose to treat others, and urged them to choose mercy rather… Continue

Added by Sarah on November 16, 2008 at 9:45am — 1 Comment

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