From Principles to Practice…..
A growing, and already abundant body of scientific evidence establishes beyond doubt that the natural condition of human beings includes, perhaps primarily, a large capacity for empathy and mutual identification. Human beings can, however, mentally dehumanize others, i.e. deny that the other is also human, and this process, which one scientist has called pseudo-speciation, is a dangerous enabling condition of violence. One of the great strengths of nonviolence, conversely, is that we humanize and dignify ourselves, and those whom we offer it, recovering our natural sense of identity with one another in the process. This reinforces the belief of many nonviolence proponents that the capacity to offer nonviolence is an essential part of what makes us human. (Animals can carry out certain conflict-avoiding practices we might label as nonviolent, b
For the love we’re all needed in dose such that the cheerful, rehumanize us, correct us, give us patience and hope, strength, ability to understand, forgive, move forward! Love as a ship, house, shimmering thing that vaccinate us against the ugly, the wrong, the sad, the bad, the absurd and the more we are living and witnessing.
~ Carlos Drummond de Andrade