Truth, transformation and nonviolence

As the power of nonviolence grows in us, it begins to transform us, which in turn transforms others and grows the movement for change.

Soul of Nonviolence” is a podcast that reflects on a different nonviolence quote each week. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or via RSS.

“What is recognized as the truth must be lived beyond anything we may have thought possible if it is to approach the critical spirit of a transforming energy.”
— James Douglass

This week we deepen our exploration of truth, transformation and nonviolence with a quote from James Douglass. As the power of nonviolence grows in us, it begins to transform us, which in turn transforms others and grows the movement for change.

I discuss this idea through the lens of “Six interrelated layers of knowing and learning” from Tobin Hart: information, knowledge, intelligence, understanding, wisdom, transformation. This process maps out how we start with input and work with it through our experiences, growing and changing along the way.