Randi Måvestrand
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"Desire lived brings the ecstasy of falling more deeply in love with my own life every day." Oriah M. Dreamer

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I'm just a peaceful person
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom, Other
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Can we change the world?
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What I want for this earth, I cannot force. I can only do my best to be an activist for peace by starting from the inside.

To me - peace must begin in my own soul, my spirit, and radiate from there like sound waves....reverberating, permeating, quietly, hopefully, gently into the universe that surrounds me.
(Holding back my beligerent, self-rightous all-knowing self is the hard part....:-D)

Having had raised a child I do know from experience that if you force a point it will not be listened to. I believe that we have a better chance of seeing change by offering information and understanding without conflict. Carrots, not ominous warnings...

I also know that for me, making small yet definitive steps of positive change works best.(....altho I can respect and support those whom I believe in who have the abilities to push hearder with more force and loud voices.)

“If you think that you’re too small to be effective
you have never been in bed with a mosquito.”
Bette Reese

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter."
Martin Luther King

'First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win.'
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It doesn't interest me if there is one God
Or many gods.
I want to know if you belong -- or feel abandoned;
If you know despair
Or can see it in others.
I want to know
If you are prepared to live in the world
With its harsh need to change you;
If you can look back with firm eyes
Saying "this is where I stand."
I want to know if you know how to melt
Into that fierce heat of living
Falling toward the center of your longing.
I want to know if you are willing
To live day by day
With the consequence of love
And the bitter unwanted passion
Of your sure defeat.

I have been told
In that fierce embrace
Even the gods
Speak of God.

~ David Whyte ~

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This day....

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 8:15pm 0 Comments

...and here is a quote for you from the fortune cookies at some inaugural party last night that brought a swelling to my heart:

"Rosa sat
so Martin could walk
so Barack could run
so our children can fly."

With lots of love,

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At 7:49am on October 10, 2009, Floyd Boykin Jr. said…

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- Floyd

At 9:40pm on May 15, 2009, Rene Wadlow said…
Sri Lanka: After the final round of armed violence: a need for a vision of the future. Citizens of the World call for creative responses to the challenge of new government structures.
Rene Wadlow*

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE) face military defeat on the last few square miles of territory they still hold. There are still civilians trapped between the LTTE and the advancing Sri Lankan army. Large numbers of displaced persons from the fighting are living in harsh conditions in temporary camps.

Thus the major issue today is no longer calling for negotiations between the Government of Sri Lanka and the LTTE but rather to encourage all parties to look toward the future in a spirit of reconciliation.

The armed conflict, which began in 1983, has taken an estimated 70,000 lives with many wounded and lives broken. The psychological wounds are deep, and the healing of individual traumas with psycho-spiritual techniques is a real priority.

There is a need to develop governmental structures in which all citizens will feel that they belong and that their interests are safeguarded. Citizens of the World have often proposed federal structures as a way of respecting differences in a pluralistic society while providing the possibilities of joint action.

Such federal forms of government were agreed to in 1987 with the India-Sri Lanka accord leading to the 13th Amendment to the Sri Lanka Constitution. The Amendment provides for the establishment of provincial councils. Unfortunately, these councils have never become functional.

The suffering of the war may sow the seeds of future unrest and a desire for revenge unless steps are taken quickly to develop flexible structures which provide real regional autonomy.

We hope that you will join with other Citizens of the World in this call for creative responses in Sri Lanka

* Rene Wadlow, Representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Association of World Citizens
At 3:25am on February 21, 2009, Ravi Pratap Shahi said…
Its the LOTUS temple in India.... the temple of Bahai's

It is simply a dome type hall from inside, where books from all known religion are kept in the corners....one can go and read those books of ones choice..in peace and mediate..

In my opinion this is what religion is for..... To know it and know your own self,

Namaste from India,

At 3:22am on February 21, 2009, Ravi Pratap Shahi said…

At 3:15pm on February 18, 2009, Hans-Joachim KNOLL said…

At 7:17pm on February 17, 2009, Hans-Joachim KNOLL said…

I hope, you are fine and healthy and send you the most cordial greetings.
I hope, we all find a good way for peace and freedom for all the people and for all the creatures on this wonderful blue planet.
Wish yourself and your family a quite, peaceful and happy week and all the very best for you.
YOUR Hans-Joachim KNOLL
At 1:02am on January 20, 2009, Clemens said…
Love is always present, in the world, in nature, in us. What changes is our realisation of it.
Sending you a heartful smile from nature, dear Randi.
love without end, Sandavala

At 3:32am on January 13, 2009, Hamit GÜRSOY said…
Hello Dear RANDI;
Thank you for your friendship;
Greetings from Izmir-TURKEY
At 1:07am on December 27, 2008, Nancy Kaye said…
Thanks for the friendship. Nancy
At 1:00am on December 27, 2008, Cem Can said…
I try to contribute to the Peace utilizing my Multilingualism ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18977111129 ) and Multiculturalism ( http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36222904721 ) groups to raise awareness and tolerance among different cultural and linguistics groups towards each other. Please feel free to visit and join the groups. You are very welcome.



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