Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I Take The Vow

I Take The Vow - "On November 7, 2008, at 9:45 am, the 500 people attending the Alliance for a New Humanity Human Forum in Barcelona took a vow for non violence in their thoughts, speech and actions. Each person decided to ask other people in their lives to join them in taking the vow. The goal then became to create a global movement, which would mobilize 100 million people to make the same commitment."

At first this seems like another one of those piece-nick, hippie things that's all talk but of little value. But upon closer inspection it become clear that it's not just words but actions. And it isn't some grandiose, pie-in-the-sky thing. This is something that everyone can do and it can have a dramatic impact on the world. The only way to make any kind of real, lasting change is to start with yourself. Think this is futile? Just remember the words of the Dali Lama, "If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito."

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