Living Peace Meditation – Day 12 – GROUNDEDNESS

Posted on February 13, 2012 by

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15th Gandhi, King Season for Nonviolence – 64 Ways in 64 days program – January 30-April 4 ’12

The thought for Feb 10th is GROUNDEDNESS.  Gandhi said “To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves.”  Black Elk reminds us “Some little root of the sacred tree still lives.  Nourish it, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.”

This is how we are going to feel grounded, like a tree planted in the earth.  Stand up straight and close your eyes.  Imagine your body is a tree.  Send down roots into the soil, feel the sun shining from above.  Feel your branches and leaves blowing in the wind.  When we feel grounded, we feel secure in our environment; and when we feel secure, we are more likely to respond to a situation in a nonviolent way.  Being grounded helps us contribute to peace, to a culture of nonviolence.

Today:  I will nurture a plant or plant a seed in, and for, the earth.  When I am in a confrontational situation, I will recall that sense of being grounded and respond in a nonviolent way.
15th Gandhi, King Season for Nonviolence – 64 Ways in 64 days program – January 30-April 4 ’12 http://www.agnt.org

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