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Season for Nonviolence - Today's Quote

Tuesday February 21, 2017


 Today's season for Nonviolence Way of Living Peacefully  is  Respect. You do not have to agree with people or approve of their actions in order to show them respect. Is it possible to show the same respect to a homeless person as to the mayor of Alameda?


“I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”

Jackie Robinson 



Thursday February 16th, 2017


Today's season for Nonviolence way of living Peacefully is Freedom our personal freedom comes with the responsibility to respect the personal freedoms of others, even if we disagree with them.


"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances their freedom of others." 

Nelson Mandela


Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


Today's season for nonviolence weight of living peacefully is Empathy. The practice of empathy allows us to see other people from their point of view. It has been said that you don't know what another person is going through until you walk a mile in her shoes. Empathy leads to understanding and caring about people.


"Empathy is not simply a matter of trying to imagine what others are going through, but having the will to muster enough courage to do something about it."

Cornel West



Tuesday, February 14th, 2017


Today's season for nonviolence weight of living peacefully is love. Martin Luther King Jr said that love is at the center of non-violence. In conflict, rather than putting your energy toward winning, see what channel in that energy towards a loving, non-violent solution can accomplish.


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that." 

Martin Luther King, Jr



Monday, February 13, 2017


Today's season for nonviolence way of living peacefully is Acceptance.


To accept is to say ‘yes’ to life in its entirety. Our good friends accept us and encourage us to be ourselves.


​"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison



Friday, February 10, 2017


Today's season for nonviolence weight of living peacefully is friendliness. Every time you are friendly toward another, you help break down the wall of separation and contribute to peace.


"There are no strangers, only friends you have not met yet."

William Butler Yeats



Thursday, February 9th, 2017


Today's Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Integrity. Integrity is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in Harmony. When faced with a choice, listen to your conscience, and be willing to act accordingly, no matter what others may say.


"The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively."

Bob Marley



Wednesday February 8th, 2017


Today's Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Gratitude. Take a moment and think of one thing that you are grateful for, even if it is something very small. Notice how it feels to be grateful. 


"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses." 

Alphonse Karr



Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Today's Season for Nonviolence weight of living peacefully is Inclusion.

Inclusion means welcoming the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, race, religion, and other forms of human differences. How can we make sure that everyone in our school is included and belongs here?


"We are less when we don't include everyone."

Stuart Milk



Monday, February 6, 2017

Today's Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Creativity. How can we use creativity to connect the world we see with the world we dream of?


"Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not."

Pablo Picasso



Friday, February 3, 2017


Today’s Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Dreaming.

Even if things are hard at the moment, it is important to hold onto our dreams.  What are your dreams for yourself?  For Alameda?  For the earth?


“I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.” 

Martin Luther King, Jr.



Thursday, February 2, 2017


Today’s Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Healing.

There is so much pain and suffering in the world that it can be hard to take it all in.  Luckily we do not have to fix everything ourselves because there are millions of people working together to heal our world.  We only have to identify our little part and start there.


“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” 

Marianne Williamson



Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Today’s Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Simplicity.

Are you aware of the simple connections between your life and the lives of others?  Who made the clothes that you are wearing?  Who grew the food that you ate for breakfast?


“Live simply so that others may simply live.”

Mahatma Gandhi



Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Today’s Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Believing.

Before we can dedicate our lives to working for peace, we have to believe that peace on earth is possible.


“Believe!  No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”

Helen Keller



Monday, January 30, 2017


Today’s Season for Nonviolence way of living peacefully is Courage.

The word courage comes from the French word for heart.  Courage is the ability to do what is in your heart.


“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Nelson Mandela