Reunion with Reality

Nonviolence

 

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, . . . that ye may be the children of your Father . . . who maketh the sun to shine on the evil and the good, and sendeth the rain on the just and unjust.”

 

      Sermon on the Mount

 

My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth. And  . . . that the only means for the realization of Truth is Ahima [nonviolence].

 

      Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

Through nonviolence we learn to respect others and resolve mutual concerns in a way that benefits everyone.

 

A culture of peace and sustainability depends on the power of nonviolence. Principled Nonviolence arises in the person who has had some experience of the unity of life. The power of nonviolence arises when one person who is conscious of this unity connects with another person.

 

If that other person has an awareness of that unity, then a team is created bonded by shared experience and love. If that other person is not yet aware of that unity, then it is the work of the person who is, to touch the person who isn’t in the locus of that unity, which resides in all of us.

 

That is the principle of nonviolence. How to touch that locus is strategy.

 

In a world where the predominant form of power wielded by people is nonviolent, a global peace culture will arise and humans might learn to live in harmony with the earth and each other.

 

In a world where violence is predominant and belief in separation is the norm, as the world is today, life on earth is threatened.

 

The nonviolent person respects all people, even those whose behavior harms others, even those who do not respect themselves.

 

Copyright 2017 James Phoenix

updated 9/24/2017