Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his quest for racial equality, promoted the idea of non-violence. Refusing to use violent actions in any of his protects, he taught his followers to do the same. Although his idea of quiet civil resistance did not deter police forces' use of violence against protestors and demonstrators, the physical techniques of force and brutality lost their power during his time.
Mahatma Gandhi's approach to non-violence attracted Dr. King's attention. Both revealed power and truth from their experiences, their own person God and religion. They understood individuals' burdens and misery.
Dr. King grew weary with men who talked about war and peace. He felt, "It is no longer a choice between violence and non-violence in the world. It's non-violence or non-existence."
His Dream lives in words that have kept his energy alive. Dr. King's speeches and quotations continue to inspire.
We struggle in turbulent and troubling times yet hope exists and sparks positive action.
Take a break today to feel gratitude for the sacrifices of those who promote non-violence. Keep your focus on humanity's accomplishments. Soar above the frustrations of negative thinkers.
Each individual can make a difference in his or her environment even on a small scale.
Discover ways to use creativity and compassion in your relationships with others. Begin by developing respect and love from the inside out.
"Somehow we must transform the dynamics of the world power struggle from the nuclear arms race, which no one can win, to a creative contest to harness man’s genius for the purpose of making peace and prosperity a reality for all nations of the world." - Author unknown
Do something to amaze and inspire others.