Living Peace Meditation – Day 15 – REVERENCE

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 13th is REVERENCE.   Reverence for all life is fundamental to Ahimsa; it is the ultimate rationale for nonviolence – for how can one willingly do harm to that for which one has reverence – and towards which one has the love that reverence engenders?

“In the main, reverence for life dictates the same sort of behavior as the ethical principle of love. But reverence for life contains within itself the rationale of the commandment to love, and it calls for compassion for all creature life.”   –Albert Schweitzer

“Reverence is a virtue that prepares us well to belong to one another; it reaches out to those who have given messages of not wishing to belong.  When we approach others with gentle reverence, we bring gifts and share theirs with us.”  -Paula Ripple

Today:  I open myself up to a feeling of reverence for all forms of life, especially each and every person that I meet during the day.   I’ll take a walk outside and experience the beauty that surrounds me as I BE with the sky, the plants and animals, as well as my brothers and sisters.
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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