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    On Mar 30, 2021 stream wrote:

    Though I think I always abhorred any energetic resembling aggression , I perpetrated many explosive violent reactions toward my brother and other neighborhood kids when i became frustrated, not knowing how to express my needs for emotional understanding. I can forgive myself and others for acts of violence with the context of understanding now that we do not live in a culture that places value on emotional learning.
    When I was eligible for the draft into the Vietnam War, I looked into becoming a conscientiousobjector . I knew in my heart that there is no violence that is Right or ok, that the idea of turning the other cheek was the only path to peace. The idea of NVC that when we can discover all of our beautiful needs and communicate them as requests , not demands, that we can all live non-violently in win/win.
    That is the world that I envision, yet when I or someone else acts out
    usually or maybe always due to fear I know that the violent act is always an unskillful way to get Love that we truly desire and even if there is grief or anger summoned in response to the aggression, I remember that that aggression is a call for help, and I know that there is only love.

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    On Apr 1, 2021 Manoj Gautam wrote:

    I Love that Golden Nugget..........turning the other cheek........!!!!

    No study on Violence can be complete without the mention of these words.....

    eternally grateful to Mahatma Gandhi for this universal heirloom ....

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