As you may have guessed, Silver Disobedience® is a play on words. I have silver (actually white) hair —but silver is associated with value…and age. Disobedience came from Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s adoption of Henry David Thoreau’s philosophical “Essay on Civil Disobedience.” The Reverend King envisioned a change throughout the world that would bring the issues of discrimination and inequality to the forefront. He led people with grace and utmost character, inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1964, Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize for his peaceful, persistent and ongoing efforts to defeat racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. In 1968, someone (who deserves no recognition) attempted to defeat his message with violence, ending the Reverend’s physical presence on earth. Still his message and spirit would continue to live on in hearts and minds forever.
If you haven’t recently read, “I Have a Dream” Rev. Dr.’s 1963 speech, I encourage you to find it. Here is it’s essence:
“I say to you today, my friends, though, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”
Peace be with you.
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience I’m the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.