Gandhi’s morning resolve: beautiful start to a day

January 26, 2014
Love peace

Wall piece at my friend’s house in Atlanta

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:

  • I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
  • I shall fear only God.
  • I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
  • I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
  • I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.
    ― Mahatma Gandhi

I love this, especially the concept of not bearing ill will and conquering untruth by truth.

Gandhi's room

Gandhi’s room

An inspirational man and a unique blend of simple and complex. I never get tired of learning about him, especially since our visit to India. While we were in Mumbai, we visited Gandhi’s home and I took a few photos. He lived very simply, as you can see.

gandi shoesThese are his actual shoes–the don’t look very comfortable, do they? An early version of Dr. Scholl’s, perhaps?

gandi spin

The spinning wheel represented the simple life, he believed. He encouraged people to weave their own fabric to become self-sufficient and independent of the Brits.

There are so many well-known Gandhi quotes, but here’s one I don’t see a lot. It’s one of my favorites.



8 comments on “Gandhi’s morning resolve: beautiful start to a day
  1. Bouncin Barb says:

    Food for thought!!! Love it.

  2. Jennifer Steck says:

    He was an amazing man. Thank you for sharing your favorite quotes. They are such a good reminder that I can always improve how I live my life. I hope one day to visit his home. What a wonderful experience.

  3. Diane says:

    Gandhi lives on. And I’m so glad he does!

  4. It really isn’t complicated, is it? I love the simplicity, I love the difference it makes in my life!

  5. Amitythomas says:

    It really isn’t complicated, is it? I love the simplicity, I love the difference it makes in my life! zalo download

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