We all come from the same roots, from the same family tree. We have to protect the nurturing roots in order for the branches to bloom. It is undeniable that time is evolution and as the tree grows, branches multiply and get further away from the roots. When an older branch becomes useless to the tree, it dries out, breaks off and falls down, for the younger shoots to sprout up and reach the light. But all branches need their roots in order to live. A tree without roots is a dead tree. As high as our branches may reach into the sky, we need to take care of our common roots in order to survive.
I find here many nice philosophic discourses, bright spirits and good will. But I see also some fairy tales, improbable beliefs and mainstream new age fables, with a general attitude of expecting for something to happen, to come down from the heavens -or from the White House- to save us all.
I read here very little about Peace initiatives, projects, communities, events, or actions. It's nice for the birds to fly off into the clouds, but they have to come back to their nest after a while to take care of their family. They have the ground themselves and connect with the roots to be able to keep flying.
I was at first enthousiastic about iPeace but it feels like it has come to a still point, almost a stagnation. The forums are mainly used as chronicles with few relevent news or concrete information about our world, this planet we live on. Also there is very little feedback and little implication as well as far as sharing experiences and initiatives. People use personal inbox to send circular messages and wish cards in a most impersonal way. Would this be the purpose for collecting friends on a list?
I must say that in my view, the quality and relevence of this site seems to be decreasing and I've received this comment from several people already. Sending wishes can be nice, but what is the need to send a good morning, good afternoon and good night to people you have'nt and will never meet, if it is not to take action and initiatives together and create a world wide Peace culture?...
And for the people who start new groups everyday, what is the use if they don't last and don't bring any results? Why not work together instead of just playing cool? Fantasies and flash are often blinding us from our responsibilities and the task that is awaiting the real Peace makers.
I'm considering to leave this site soon if I don't see more concrete results coming out of this network.
Peace, vision, mission and action, time is now.