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3 minutes of worldpeace

Thursday 28 AUGUST, 22:15 Brussels timezone

"Share this event around the world! On Thursday 28 august at 22:15 UTC+02 ( that's 22:15h Brussels time zone ) we go outside and play/sing/ perform 'IMAGINE' from John Lennon! Every radiostation, TV station, and human on this earth together so the weapons will be quit for at least 3 minutes and so every human on this earth can think about what he's doing by killing other humans. Please share and invite!!! NO donations or benefits, just go outside and hear the world as one!"

This message comes from Chris Vertryen from Zandhoven, Belgium, who launched this idea via Facebook, for the first time on 29th july. In the video below you can see a group of people singing "Imagine" in the Central train station of Antwerp on that day. The following days there were comments, pictures and videos posted from many different countries of people that had joined in. It was really great to see. 

So, now, one month later, there is a repetition of this event. You can join in in a million ways. Organise public groups, or small groups with friends, family, colleagues, or just on your own. You can sing and perform the song yourself, or just play it on cd. How, that is of no importance. The main thing is, that at the same time, from as many places all over the world, the song "Imagine" can be heard.

It will only take three minutes of your time, and even if it might not seem much, it can become a very powerfull moment if many people join in. For myself, i must admit that joining in with the group in the Antwerp trainstation  gave me a much stronger feeling than i had first imagined it would.  

So,
I hope that day, you'll join us, and the world will be as one.

And here's a time converter to make it easier:
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, or more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at play.”

-  Charles E. Schaefer - 
 
Let's create little joy!! LOL
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"One builds illusion upon illusion, stone upon stone, until the brick structures become the prison of the glorifying fanatic."
 
2 in 1 is Yellow
The worst thing about Spirit is that it doesn’t hold Matter
and the worst thing about Matter is that it can not inspire the Spirit to love
her in an appropriate way. Through this planet, they are both sacrificing
themselves to reach a better understanding. ...
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Each Heart a Rose

1 in 2 the blue

"Humming in the summer, willing in the winter, Life buds briefly in all seasons ... "
 
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There is a time for everyone when one is so totally destitute of unity
one can no longer see or feel any existing support. There is nothing to pull
yourself up on, neither matter nor spirit can provide you any relief, nothing
more than an inner emptiness fi...
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Each Heart a Rose

Worries M?

"But of course they are not walls, rather fears and incapacities, enforced restrictions and personal inclinations scraped together from experience."
 
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Lessons in love, not short and sweet but lifelong. We love it sweet
though, but sour and salt also play their part in that same delicate taste.
Everyone has something to say about it, all are graduated in Love, even the
smallest child can in all earnestness...
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Automation 

Inevitably the destruction of jobs, income, and a secured standard of living, or, the possibility of something better?

Automation, a nightmare for many, fearing for their jobs, their income, and a good life for their family and children, is inevitable. This documentary shows in detail the already existing evolution within each sector of employment. And we humans, we will become redundant in many areas.

But there is hope. There will remain an area in which we will not become redundant. An area of creativity, inventiveness, social organisation, etc. And strangely enough, this seems to be an area in which we are capable and willing, to work for free. That is also the reason we see numerous people already, who, out of their own free will and inner motivation, are willing to use their leisure time to contribute to the creation of a better world.

There is only one thing standing in our way: the monetary system.

Within the monetary system, the result of automation will inevitably be: 
Automation = less jobs = less income = less food, starvation

Without the monetary system, this could become:
Automation =  more free time =  more creativity, more inventiveness = new possibilities and opportunities =  a better life for everybody

Can it be that hard to make a choice?
 
Every time a new technology is invented opportunities for new jobs are equal to or greater than the ones made obsolete. Is this really the case?!
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“I discovered windows one afternoon and after that, nothing was ever the same.” 

Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water
 
out the window...............
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Once, an acupuncturist told my: "Ah nature, nature is very strange."
So there you go.
 
Ernesto Gianoli wasn’t the first person to work out his frustrations with a walk in the woods, but the motivation behind that walk—and its results—were certainly unusual.

Gianoli studies the plants of Chile’s temperate rainforests. When he goes out into the field, he usually works to a tight schedule, involving dawn-to-dusk sampling and measuring. “One day, I felt that while being engaged in these work plans, we were missing the joy of the quiet observation of nature,” he says. “I told my students that I would dedicate some hours to walk slowly across the forest, just observing. And then it happened..U1pscdoqZW8.twitter
Ernesto Gianoli wasn’t the first person to work out his frustrations with a walk in the woods, but the motivation behind that walk—and its results—were certainly unusual. Gianoli studies the plants...
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A fun group activity showing us how easy it all could be.
 
The key to hapiness.
http://9gag.com/gag/a8WKRGe
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"The scales of Love are in a continuous movement, some are lifted up, others are loaded down ... But when you lapse into the illusion that Libra is material, you will fall."
 
Yah!
When
time is accelerated, we don’t mean that time will go faster for you, on the
contrary, for you, time will slow down. While you remain behind in a space of
time, you will be enviously watching the others racing on, cause for them, time
will time will kee...
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Each Heart a Rose

Reverence

"Honestly, we have come a long way, and the whole world should know, happiness is nearer at hand than one realises, so for the love of peace, let us fully understand each other and figure out why countries tear themselves apart into frontiers."
 
Reverence
So what is it, that’s unwanted? Ah, so many things we can put the blame
on, the main thing however is the manner in which unity eludes us, we all have
to admit, time and time again, that we are inexperience d in togetherness. Love wishes neither
to be impos...
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"Not much longer shall we have time for reading lessons of the past. An inexorable present calls us to the defense of a great future." - Henry Luce
Introduction

When i heard Karen Armstrong say (in her TED speech: The Charter for Compassion): “Humans, as a species, have an amazing tendency to mess up beautiful things”, i thought: “Yes, she is right.”

With every new step we take in life, two possibilities (and very often realities) seem to show up: we can either use it for the greater good of mankind or we can use it to destroy. And whether there is just a thin line between these two or a vast amount of space, we always seem to find a way to cross it. But why? Why, if each one of us only desires to be loved, to be happy, to feel surrounded by soul mates, to feel connected, how come the world looks like this?

I try to live my daily life out of love for people, not out of hatred, disgust, envy, proud, ... I believe that each men in himself is good. And if his actions turn out to be the opposite, it is probably only because of pain, weakness, fear, ignorance, confusion, etc. But the big world i see all around me, does not show me that same picture.

The news and politics have never really been able to catch my attention. Always the same misery anyway. And if there maybe was one politician with the best of intentions or with better visions, he would probably just as well be drawn into that seemingly inevitable vortex of power and greed. So i thought there was not really anything that could be done in the end.

I did not see any further than that which already was, and is.

Therefore i am very grateful to two people that have, through the internet, connected me with new existing ideas and visions about the future for mankind. One of them is my nephew, who is surprising me more and more with the depth of his thoughts and his (for an adult) amazing capacity of wonder. The other one is someone i only vaguely knew from some drunken bar nights, and of whom i had no idea whatsoever that he was in any way concerned with the bigger picture. And it does not even matter what these ideas i encountered were. What does matter is, that i have read about things that go through the borders of the existing social and economical structures of today.

When it's about the past, many of us agree, that a lot of things only came about because of crazy dreamers. Now, we are grateful for the struggles they surpassed. Now, we are grateful for the courage they had facing adversity and oppositon. But in that same now, it seems to be so much more difficult, to accept the new “crazy dreamers”.

Yes, but that's not realistic.

Yes, but they will never allow that.

Yes, but that will be abused.

Yes, but ....

I do not want to be a “yes, but”-person anymore. I want to become part of that community of people that believes it will be possible for mankind to shape its very own future in the long run.

Then again, i have never been an activist. I really do not have the proper economical feeling, organisational talents, nor the necessary scientifical background, in order to help shape this future in a concrete way. So if this is all i am not, what am i then?

Well, i have always been a lover of wise and hopeful words that can be a gentle guide to the heart, mind and soul in their aspirations to learn to work together, regardless of where they came from. 

And there are two things i would like to emphasize here:

The first one is: "regardless of where they came from”. Because, though i can call myself a searching soul, i have never been able to really go all the way in one direction. I suppose you could call that curiosity and wide interests, but you could just as well call it inconstancy or lack of discipline. The result of this being though, that I have been interested in people who sometimes came from very different directions, and therefore have great respect for all the different roads of my fellow searching souls.

And the second one is: "in their aspirations". Perfection is not the final finish of an intention. It is reached every time we make an effort. "And remember, we all stumble, every one of us. This is why it is good to go hand in hand." - E. K. Brough

So when i finally got internet in my own little private home, i was thinking about what i wanted to share of all this and how. But then quite quickly i decided to drop the idea completely. My computerscreen was already so filled up with words from everywhere and everybody, that i felt naive, almost childish, thinking i might have something to say or share. Or at least, that's what i was afraid of that some people might think.

But the more i read, and the more i learned about what was already bubbling all over the world, the more i started to feel embedded in something bigger, in something real. And this feeling made me not care any more about what some other people might think. 

So yes, i will sign up for one of the tasks that also needs to be done (together with already many others): i will help to spread the believe in dreams again.

Music, words, interesting video's ... buddhism, native american wisdom, lighthearted new age stuff or famous thinkers from the past, ... small local initiaves, big global world visions, ... whatever i already have in my backpocket, find through others or stumble upon by accident for the very first time, ... as long as it carries the love and respect for life, courage and the seed of the believe in dreams, it is worth sharing, I think.

Because, even though there is a chance that we might fuck up,

WE SHOULD NEVER, EVER, DENY OURSELVES

THE POSSIBILITY OF TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT!

Life to all of you!

Christel

12 april 2012

"Through darkness, turmoil and doubt they walk on; when all hope seems lost and the night never ends, their gazes remain fixed on the phantom dawn ... Their boots tread on the ashes of the old world and the foundations of the future they will bring." (quote from one of the reactions on the song here below)

Future World Music – Dream Chasers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysusZfArPoI

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