I am dedicating this month’s B4Peace post to spreading the word about a couple of movements for peace that go unnoticed by the masses. The opening line of the song included in this post states: “when many little people in many little places do many little things, then the whole world changes.” These little movements exist all across the world, on and off the internet, in music, literature, and even organized religion. Bloggers For Peace is just one example of this individual to collective revolution.
1) Michael Franti makes rocking music with Peace, Love and Awareness as his central message. If you have yet to treat yourself to his catalog of jams, then I suggest you get on it as quickly as you can. He says things like:
“The best things in life aren’t things…they’re living and breathing. The best things in life aren’t things….They’re something you can believe in.”
“And when the rain falls down, You know the flowers are gonna bloom, And when the hard times come, You know the teacher’s in the room, And when the sun comes up, You know that I’ll be there for you.”
“Hey world, what you say, Should I stick around for another day or two? Don’t give up on me, I won’t give up on you. Just believe in me like I believe in you.”
Some of my favorite songs are: The Sound of Sunshine, Only Thing Missing was You, Hey World, Ganja Baby, Love Don’t Wait, Have A Little Faith
“The World Needs YOU: All it takes is 15 minutes a week to touch hearts and change lives.”
2) ItStartsWith.us is one of those communities of many little people doing many little things. It is a very simple concept of taking fifteen minutes out of your week to make your immediate world a little better. Once you enroll in the program, you will receive an email every Wednesday with a short “mission” detail that needs to be completed. You are immediately one of thousands of people across the world who are doings things like: make someone laugh, push and encourage someone to complete a project or goal, do something unexpectedly sweet for a co-worker, friend, or stranger, write a letter to make someone feel better, acknowledge someone who was there with you in the beginning.
3) Keeping with the theme of hipping one another to peaceful outlets, I scouted other B4Peace posts for suggestions and ran across Peace Talks Radio on Perception Deception. I look forward to downloading some of their podcasts and seeing what they’re talking about over there.
Excellent. Now if you’re not already a part of B4Peace feel free to click on the banner above to see what that is all about. And remember, good things are always happening…peaceful music is being made even if they’re not playing it on the radio. Good Samaritans are loving the world even if they’re not on the local or national news. It is always happening, do not let what is mainstream fool you into believing otherwise. Surround yourself with the peace that already exists in the world.