Adding "Ahimsa" to our Group Name?
since the mission of this group is to be more loving that mainstream practices (with homes to influence the mainstream to adopt more loving ways)
I decided the concept of Ahimsa very fitting. Originally it was translated to mean "nonviolence" such as when describing MLK or Gandhi's human rights movements.
in reality its about living in ways that honors the life of oneself and others, being as conscious and aware as possible to not harm another. finding ways that help create situations of thriving.
So Alternatives to Mainstream Parenting will now be called
"Ahimsa Alternatives to Mainstream Parenting" AAMP (pronouced as amp still)
afterall some alternatives to the mainstream could be violent, and this group is not about those kinds of alternatives.
since Ahimsa means is a more of a lifestyle of being loving.
the word "loving" will be used instead of Ahimsa, and the group will be called L-AMP for short
I'm still partial to Ahimsa, but the word loving connects to english speakers better, even if the word isn't a full of the loving stuff that Ahimsa is full of. it will totally do, and do well for us! :)
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. - Rumi