SMILE if you love PEACE's Blog
Posted on January 23, 2009 at 9:30pm
My vision of peace on earth is simply this: diverse people with strong and contrary philosophical opinions resisting the urge to force them on one another.
I do not see all of humanity hugging and singing peace songs together in perfect agreement. It is unrealistic and naive. Nature itself teaches us to accept that life is a perfect blend of joy and pain. There's a sharp ugly thorn on a beautiful fragrant rose. Poison ivy grows next to… Continue
Posted on January 20, 2009 at 10:30pm
It's more powerful to let faith for change radiate from us than concentrating on who's guilty, in our communication, and in wearing the weight of injustice on our countenances. And nothing validates "faith for change" more than a genuine smile that comes up from the heart and out through the eyes.
Injustice is everywhere. On every continent. In every country and city. Everyday, innocent die and guilty go free.
In 2007 in America, 16,929 people were murdered and 90,427… Continue
Posted on January 8, 2009 at 9:00pm
Dear new friends for peace.
I love being part of this amazing international community.
Sadly, my country has a bad name around the world but a great change is coming and the people inside have displayed their true heart for peace, acceptance and compassion in our last presidential election. Just a few decades ago Afro-Americans were deprived of privileges that white people had. TODAY an Afro-American has been elected as our president. CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!
Posted on January 4, 2009 at 9:00pm
This video BLOG
was shot mostly in NYC (Astoria, Queens). A place on earth where members from all races, colors & creeds have managed to live together in beautiful peace. I lived there for 8 years and while there learned how UNIMPORTANT
it is to agree with those whose beliefs are different. The need to agree is selfish and narrow minded. Accepting those with opposing beliefs is the sign that what we believe is healthy.
I started this song, "ON OUR WAY BACK HOME" in… Continue
Lyrics to: "ON OUR WAY BACK HOME" soundtrack to: "SMILE IF YOU LOVE PEACE"
On Our Way Back Home
I know I can't see how you see, I know you can't see how I see,
We really don't need to agree, at all.
We're both in separate grocery lines, you're in your world, I'm in mine,
Living our own dreams, great or small.. We're on our way back home.
Some to cities, some to fields, some outspoken, some concealed,
Some religion, some no god to call.
Some to privilege, some to lack, some the future, some the past,
Always moving toward a common goal.. We're on our way back home.
To be understood means understand, we're all the same, all just man,
Living, working, trying not to fall.
So few of us are truly mad, and most of us, if had the chance,
Would choose a kinder life, after all.. We're on our way back home.
Crowded streets and country roads, shouldering our private loads,
Watching hopes and dreams, rise and fall.
We need to take less than we give, be forgiven and forgive,
Celebrate our differences, and love and live and just let live.. We're on our way back home.