Recently, I conducted a SKYPECAST on the subject of War and the QUESTION of a NOBLE CAUSE. It was a most amazing experience. Twenty-seven people showed up instantly. Twenty listened in. Seven strangers from Ukraine, China, Denmark, London and the US joined me. We represented very different perspectives of the world. Our talk wasn't focused, but curious, spontaneous and respectful of one another. Oh, there was some controversy for sure, but very different people proved that we can be at peace with one another. It was somewhat disturbing to hear the wide gaps in how we perceived one another's intent and definitely views of the world that cast blame on specific people and causes. Don't we all share in it in some way? What saddened me is that many most of those who participated believed in WAR much more than the possibilities of PEACE.
But how do we transcend the barriers of greed and bombs and bloodshed?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a recipe full of wisdom that we could use today:
"When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love. Where evil men would seek to perpetuate an unjust status quo, good men must seek to bring into being a real order of justice."
HOW DO WE CHANGE OURSELVES?
We can do it in an instant, replacing what is, perhaps what you perceive to be what has always been, with new bold, new PEACEFUL possibilities. You ask how? RUMI, the mystic poet whispers across thousands of years into our ears with what we need to do:
"Tear the binding from around the foot of your soul, and let it race around the track in front of the crowd. Loosen the knot of greed so tight on your neck. Accept your new good luck. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad. Be patient. Respond to every call for your good deeds."
Imagine the power of a NEW WORLD VISION carried by millions that was built upon the premise of when evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind.
How could you contribute today with just a little change in your thinking and actions?
Founder, Global Dialogue Center