Love as nonviolent activism

“Nonviolent resistance … avoids not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. The nonviolent resister not only refuses to shoot his opponent but he also refuses to hate him. At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of love. The nonviolent resister would contend that in the struggle for human dignity, the oppressed people of the world must not succumb to the temptation of becoming bitter or indulging in hate campaigns. To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate. This can only be done by projecting the ethic of love to the center of our lives.” MLK

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7 thoughts on “Love as nonviolent activism

  1. Thank you for this. I followed you because of your beautiful artworks, but now I see I get the amazing soul behind them, too. Thanks for posting this! When I suggest that we not engage in “anti campaigns” because what we focus on grows, I am viewed as being in the ” enemy camp”.
    Not sure how to do this but thank you and MLK for lighting the way.

    1. Pamela, thank you for your sweet comments! I’m so touched, and also so invigorated to hear your “anti campaign” to focus on positives. Every day I tell myself, “make hay make hay make hay”~ my mantra to break thru hopeless negatives. I’ve been reading E-Squared, and enjoying the quantum reality that energy flows where attention goes! ~Laurel

      1. I , too, am all about Instagram now, but this is my main portfolio site and I like so many of the blogs here, like yours. It is just hard to keep up both so I visit here only once a week. Best wishes.

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