DAY 56 Mar. 26: The thought for today is SELF-SUFFICIENCY. People need the dignity of work and the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families. Economic self-sufficiency is a requirement for a nonviolent world.
“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.”
For Gandhi, economic self-sufficiency – symbolized by the spinning wheel – was a vital element of independence from colonial rule and from oppressive economic conditions.
Today: I will discover the satisfaction of making something for myself instead of buying something – and from spending time in self-sufficient quiet reflection or meditation. If I know someone who is looking for employment, I will offer to assist them with a resume, an application, making phone calls, or practice interviewing.
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