Spiritual T. I . P. for Today: SNV—CHOICE

DAY 50: The thought for today is CHOICE

Be aware of any jokes or remarks that show disrespect toward ethnic groups, women or men, classes of people, religious groups, gays or lesbians. By being considerate of each person’s dignity and by choosing not to participate in disrespectful communication, I am contributing to a non-violent society.

“The soul is dyed by the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny – it is the light that guides your way.” –Heraclitus

Do you think the statement “We always have a choice” is true?  Do you ever think that you don’t have a choice?  Do you ever think you must be violent?  Can you always choose a non-violence response?

“We cannot live a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is choice….We have the right to choose what we wish o experience…to choose the kind of companions we wish to associate…We are individuals and the only way we can be individuals is to be spontaneous…at choice. … There is no individuality without prerogrative. And there can be no choice unless there is something from which to choose.”  Ernest Holmes

Today: I will think about the choices I face throughout the day and on how they communicate my commitment to non-violence into my thoughts, words and actions. I will reflect on which choices were easy and which ones were difficult. I will share my insights with at least three other people.


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