What an inspired and inspiring quest! I am particularly impressed by your all-embracing fairness, your refusal
to make any material demands, the absence of any preaching or condescension, the honesty of a pure, heartfelt appeal to the better person in all of us. How can anyone refuse such an
Will it ever reach the most violent portions of our society?
Probably not - but they may find themselves totally marginalized by a different kind of majority in search of peace. No matter what happens in the future, the quest itself is eminently worthwhile. We admire the strength of your convictions. More power to you! We are of course
forwarding your website to everyone in our address book.
Lou & Renate,
I began thinking of One Thousand Acts of Peace, not about what I could or would do today, just feeling the idea of it, and after a while, felt a subtle shift in the way I was "in" the world -- a calmer, less aggressive, and more forgiving way of being in
It is a wonderful production. I believe with all my heart, and I know, that the only way to live a worthy life is to do this kind of inner work, within one's heart, that you propose in your website. And yes, it starts with three little movements towards the other, and then the soul grows and grows and goes another step upwards. And then it becomes so much easier to do ten more little movements a day, and suddenly it is intoxicating to become a better human being.
It is also a beautiful site, everything is so clear. The work that was done in it is blessed.
It is as simple a concept as it is spectacular. A guide, a way for all people to attain something that our "representatives" can't ever seem to comprehend, their good intentions notwithstanding.
This is a wonderful website and I am taking my time with it.
It has so many profound implications for our world's future and what a fabulous experiment. I am passing it on to my
important others . . . It helps people to get the message that just a thought reaches out to everyone, everywhere. As
the Chinese say, "One wave of the hand reaches for 10,000 miles." Very powerful, our thoughts.
How simple, concrete, and easy it is to take part in, even for an oldie like myself! I have already begun, and will be spreading the word around me here and online. And how our world needs peace! And you are reminding us that it must begin deep in each one's own life.
I love everything about this! And I will forward it on to everyone in my online address book.
Wonderful idea, very practical and I hope many will commit to it. I like the Kids' TAP idea . . . I am thinking of doing it myself...maybe I have to test it out while driving.
I now have seven classes writing peace journals every day. I am also writing a letter to Peace International -- the international peace organization to which our school belongs. Just sent an email to all of my parents, so we'll see what happens. Can only be good.
. . . And now to hear that it is being translated into other languages -- amazing how this "network" effect of the internet can be so powerful. We will do our bit here to spread the word.
I always think how we (individuals) can make a better world -- a Difference. We are all responsible for our PEACE on earth. This is one thing we can do for our next generation and generations to come. And on the same note; I have been busy with glass work which happens to be called Peace of Art --
it is Art for Peace.
What an absolutely wonderful vision you have!
I have e-mailed your site on to several friends and will
continue to do so. I will begin my peace notebook
and encourage my family to do the same.
What a lovely and meaningful project! I do think that a conscious commitment to peace by individuals is the only
way that a lasting peace will be achieved on this planet. It is increasingly clear that governments are ineffectual
in compelling or even guiding their citizens in ways that will increase peace in communities and countries.
Governments cannot be wiser than the collective
consciousness of the citizens . . . One just longs for a time when there will be greater global sanity and less bloodshed because of perverted religious, nationalistic, or racial
Since committing to daily Acts of Peace, I have been "gifted" with visits from some of the more hidden parts of myself . . . such as my anger. Now I welcome angry feelings as opportunities for Acts of Peace; gentle attention to my fear and unconditional forgiveness. My breath and my connections with others are deeper. Great way to feel more alive! Already a couple of people to whom I forwarded the website have commented how great the whole idea and site are: "This is the only way Peace will happen" one said. And both are "committed." BEAUTIFUL . . . and such a clear and gentle site. The medium is the message.
I especially like the section for Kids and can imagine that this could be picked up by schools as part of social studies (or whatever they call it today) curricula.
This is something I try to practice daily anyway, but have never considered writing it down. I will definitely spread the word, and most likely commit to the cause.
I understand the need to journal it, but I like to make
mental notes usually. But this will at least heighten my awareness of my daily actions/reactions.
The website is fantastic -- such a simple idea, and yet so effective. I am certainly going to start trying to "TAP" three times a day -- it's so true what you say, if people are focused on doing something good with their days, then they are less likely to stray down the wrong paths . . . and what a wonderful thing that schools will use it! I have forwarded the web address to several people I know who will be really interested in the idea. Thank you!
This is very COOL, wonderful! I just looked through the site and really like it. I think I WILL tell my little kids about it, and their parents. And my friends and sons.
Please email your family and friends about this website and keep Acts of Peace flying around the world.
The text is available in four more languages: Spanish, German, Italian, and Chinese (see MORE above).
If you would like to translate it into another language, please contact us. What an Act of Peace that would be!
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