For several years this has been building, lifting in intensity over the past few months and a workshop on Jesus nonviolence teachings with Father John Dear a Jesuit Priest and nonviolent activist moved me into readiness to pursue further a nonviolent life.
I am now reading Gandhi, King, Dorothy Day, Walter Wink, Nelson Mandela and others – and only just beginning to grasp how deep nonviolence goes. I can already see nonviolence is going to be a life-long pursuit of learning, experiences, actions, reflections and contemplative meditations. And it is already shaping up to shake up my already alternative lifestyle even further (June 2007 – Peace convergence in Shoalwater bay). I don’t know where this road is headed but I’ve got that anticipation feeling in my gut. There is a long way to go…I can only encourage others to also begin the journey from violence to nonviolence.