CAN CREATE A BETTER WORLD!
Change happens at the level of the individual
change comes when people are enabled to use their thinking and their energy in
a new way, using a different system of thought, different language, and having
fresh visions of the future.
faced with world problems – like hunger, overpopulation, nuclear weapons, the
arms trade – you may be among those who are overwhelmed by a feeling of “Help!
What on earth can I, just one person, do about this?” Take heart. That’s a sane
response. It’s the basis for a whole new attitude to world problems, where change
at the level of the individual is more and more recognised as essential to change
in huge world systems.
The arts can bring the heart to the aid of the head,
the personal to the political.
There are astonishing stories of heroism not only in preventing
bloodshed, but in building understanding which lasts.
We need to learn and to show others that there are tried and
tested, powerful ways of containing and resolving conflict which do not require
the use of force.
and more individuals worldwide are realizing that war does not solve conflict,
nor resolve long-standing cycles of violence. As more of those who have this understanding
communicate it to policy-makers and more particularly, start implementing it in
their own lives and localities, change will start to happen.
Dialogue is a non-confrontational communication, where both partners are willing
to learn from the other and therefore leads much farther into finding new grounds
If governments were kind, they'd realize that conficts are resolved
and wars prevented not by armies but by ordinary people.