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In the daily practice of nonviolence our own inner accuracy is required. It can be surprisingly easy to be persuaded to adapt another’s point of view. Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a car horn blaring for us to allow a sense of discord to overtake us. In a split second we surrender our entire spiritual practice and feel momentarily lost. Fortunately, our practice can just as easily be lovingly resumed. It’s a choice. We cultivate the ability to choose Love.
In seeking the kingdom first, we’re intending to get to the place within ourselves where we can experience any situation and be unmoved from our inner center of peace. When we can do that, then we can be of service to others.
In THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALING, H.B. Jeffery writes, “… let us suppose that there is only one singer in a whole choir who has the proper note and key, and that all the rest are off key. If that one will keep to the true key and tempo, ignoring all the rest and singing correctly, they will all swing into the right way and soon be together with that one. This will happen, not because the true singer has given any attention to their lack of musical accuracy, but because he has kept his own accuracy, because he has maintained his knowledge and his expression of the principle of music.”
And so it is with the practice of Love. If we can but hold our own accuracy we can shift all of those around us. This has been proven by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha and countless others. Today I seek to add my own name to the list of those who stand firm in their practice of Love by living from our own inner spiritual accuracy.