Browsing All posts tagged under »peace«

The power of non-violence

September 12, 2013

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“Nonviolence in its dynamic condition means conscious suffering. It does not mean meek submission to the will of the evildoer, but it means the pitting of one’s whole soul against the will of the tyrant. Working under this law of our being, it is possible for a single being to defy the whole might of […]

Living in a Spirit of Dialogue

March 12, 2013

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“’Dialogue’ comes from the Greek word dialogos. Logos means ‘the word’, or in our case we would think of the ‘meaning of the word’. And dia means through… Even one person can have a sense of dialogue within himself, if the spirit of the dialogue is present. The picture or image that this derivation suggests […]

the power of the human spirit

December 14, 2012

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Presuming competence … … an ally of equality and empowerment. … a tool of peace. When you believe in a person, you awaken the power of the human spirit. Your belief, when clearly expressed, synchronizes with the desires and dreams of the person, and results in transformation that continues to surprise us in such wonderful […]

a violence of the heart

October 17, 2012

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a violence of the heart

I am amazed at what this political race has done to civility in America. Brothers are labeling their own brothers "satan" if they disagree with their politics. Sisters are labeling their own sisters "satan" if they disagree with their politics. In doing so, they are not only judging their politics but also their faith and spirituality, their intentions and motivations, and the very destiny of their souls. This lack of civility has led to a civil war of the heart and soul that is just as damaging as the Civil War of 150 years ago. This lack of civility is an act of violence that violates the very identity and integrity of our own fellow Americans; a violence greater than any physical violence... a violence of the heart. I cannot use a medium such as facebook to try to make you believe like I do. I respect you too much for that. For me to stoop to such tactics of war would be a violation of my testimonies of peace, integrity, community, and equality that my faith requires. https://ronirvine.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/violence/

the space between

April 21, 2012

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I’m seeking a voice that’ll cross the spaces, a language that will speak with honor and respect to the sacred Space Between us all. We must find a new language of peace that creates, sustains, and reflects a culture of peace rather than the language of violence, inequality, and dominance that reflects the culture in […]

living in peace

October 16, 2011

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Over and over I ask myself, what does it mean to live in peace? I know there is no other thoughtful and heartful way of living. And yet… what does this really mean? Nationally, what do I believe about peace? Do I really believe that we can solve our problems with the violence of war? […]

integrity

August 20, 2011

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‎”Appear As You Are, Be As You Appear” -JaLaL-UD-Din Rumi- Who am I? Am I who I say I am? Am I who they say I am? Am I who I think I am? Each of us have an inner life and an outer life. Visible and invisible. To what extent do they match? To […]