Learning the Practice of Harmlessness

By Dorothy I. Riddle.

Published by The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society

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Although all spiritual traditions mandate “do no harm,” our habits of harm remain reflexive and pervasive. A Harmlessness Scale™ helps us to become aware of the many ways in which we routinely harm ourselves or others. A three-step “Butterfly Shift” daily practice can help us build our “harmlessness muscle” so that habits of harmlessness become automatic instead.

Keywords: Harmlessness, Violence, Bullying, Hypersexualization, Harassment, Teen Dating Violence, Cetacean Rights, Golden Rule

The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.93-102. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 279.705KB).

Dr. Dorothy I. Riddle

President, Service-Growth Consultants Inc., Gibsons, BC, Canada

Dorothy Riddle, Ph.D., is an author, teacher, and social change specialist. She serves on the Board of Directors of the School for Esoteric Studies (with which she has been associated for over 35 years) and has written and spoken extensively on feminist spirituality, the Ageless Wisdom teachings, and the importance of language in shaping how we view and understand the world. She a Research Associate with the UBC Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies and is the Project Director for the development of the Spiritual Evolution Assessment Scale (SEAS) and for the two portals: Supporting Spiritual Development (http://www.servicegrowth.net) and Values-Conscious Business (http://www.servicegrowth.org). She has published two volumes in her Enough for Us All series: Principles of Abundance for the Cosmic Citizen (2010), and Positive Harmlessness in Practice (2010). Moving Beyond Duality, the third volume, will be available in Fall 2013.