Posts Tagged ‘stop’

Global Truce 2012

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Involved in the military? Para-military? Maybe your a mercenary. Well, whatever role you play in warfare, be sure to leave your calender open this fall as September 21, 2012 will be the first ever Day of Global Truce!

That’s right, for a full 24 hours, there is to be no senseless violence, no pointless bloodshed, and no fruitless squandering of treasure and lives. Instead, the whole world will lay down their arms, taking time to reflect on alternatives to perpetual war.

It may seem like a lofty goal, but it’s not without precedence. In 2008, the September 21 Peace Day caused a  70% reduction in violent incidents in Afghanistan.  In 2007, the 1-day ceasefire allowed humanitarian organizations to provide 1.4 million children with life-saving polio vaccinations.

When it comes to building a peaceful planet – something we’ve never had before – we cannot understate the importance of having dreams. Without brave souls envisioning a greater future along with the path to get there, we’d never even know what potentials await us.

So don’t be afraid to have hope. Dare to dream, and when you do, dream big!

Stop Hating

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

There is too much hate in our world… it spreads like a disease through the social consciousness.   People see others acting with hateful intentions, and it only encourages them to express themselves in a similar fashion.

Stop the hating… nothing positive comes from it.

For one, time spend hating doesn’t do any good.  Hating is wasted time and energy.  It doesn’t help you achieve anything, other than reciprocating the hate that you’ve felt in your own life.  Take a stand against hate and see that you don’t pay it forward.

Look inside yourself for love.  Nurture love instead of feeding the troll of hate that lives inside you.  The more love you give out, the more you will get back.  And, the less hate you put out, the less you will get back, meaning the less hate you will have in your life.

Secondly, we are all extensions of the same whole.  Despite how it may seem at times from our human perspective, we are all interconnected.  We are all part of the phenomenon of life, all descendants of the same first cells, and we all share a common bond.   Hating others is the same as hating yourself… the hate that you put out only comes back to yourself.

tl:dnr – stop hating yourself and stop hating others