To be alone is a primal fear,
and modern society has rendered us more and more alone.
But the time of reunion is here.
Every act of
compassion, kindness, courage or generosity
heals us from the story of separation,
because it assures both actor and witness that
we are in this together.
We carry within us the notion, carefully nurtured by advertising,
that the more products + services we can afford, the happier we will be.
But, in fact, above a certain point, material goods rarely alter our levels of happiness,
unlike emotional experience.
Historically, the wealthier we have become, the more unhappy we are.
Having can never replace being.
I urge you to answer the highest calling of your heart +
stand up for what you truly believe.
In my life I have done all I can to demonstrate
that the way of peace,
the way of love
is the more excellent way.
Now it is your turn to let freedom ring.
When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century,
let them say that it was your generation who
the heavy burdens of hate at last + that
peace finally triumphed
over violence, aggression and war.
So I say to you,
walk with the wind,
brothers and sisters,
and let the spirit of peace + the power of everlasting love
be your guide.
on a journey toward zero-waste, simplicity, + compassion :: daring to choose fair one choice at a time