The thought for today is ACKNOWLEDGMENT.
Acknowledgement helps us see the oneness of all life, that we are part of a greater purpose, and by doing so, elevate our awareness of nonviolence.
When I acknowledge someone, how could I possibly do harm toward them?
When I tell someone what a difference he or she has made in my life and acknowledge that person for being there for me, I am affirming our connectedness.
The American Heritage® Dictionary defines acknowledge as:
“1. a. To admit the existence, reality, or truth of.
b. To recognize as being valid or having force or power.
2. a. To express recognition of: acknowledge a friend’s smile.
b. To express thanks or gratitude for. ”
Today: In each of the four meanings quoted above, I will take time to acknowledge each person I meet or see today – including myself – in the spirit of ahimsa and forgiveness.
I will take time today to acknowledge the realm of nature, the community of life on Earth, and the Earth itself.
64 Ways in 64 Days Nonviolence Daily Reflections Day 33 – Mar. 3, 2012
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