The following prayer is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi but cannot be verified as having existed before 1912.
make me an instrument of your peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
when there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand,
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying (to ourselves) that
we are born to eternal life.
The undeniable reality is that the
vast majority of people hate peace and they hate even more those
who advocate it. The truth is often paradoxical. Jwp
1 Kings 18:16 So Obadiah went to tell King Ahab that Elijah
had come, and Ahab went out to meet Elijah. 17When Ahab saw him,
he exclaimed, “So, is it really you, you troublemaker of
Apostle Paul - executed
I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently,
been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and
again. 24Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes
minus one. 25Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned,
three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the
open sea, 26I have been constantly on the move. I have been in
danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my
own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,
in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from
false brothers. 27I have labored and toiled and have often gone
without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone
without food; I have been cold and naked.
St. Francis of Assisi
Lincoln - assassinated
U Llah - life imprisonment
Yitzhak Rabin - assassinated
- 27 years in prison
Lama - exiled
Genesis 37:18 When they saw him from a distance and before
he came close to them, they plotted against him to put him to
death.Genesis 37:20 "Now then, come and let us kill him and
throw him into one of the pits; and we will say, 'A wild beast
devoured him.' Then let us see what will become of his dreams!"
The WorldPeace Peace Page
WorldPeace is one word !
WHO IS DR JOHN WORLDPEACE?
VIDEO: Dr John WorldPeace speaks on terrorism and Radical Islam
VIDEO: Dr John WorldPeace defines "WorldPeace"
How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone
(all races, all religions, all nations, both genders) in our vision of peace?
We can't. Consider that A Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim vision of peace will
never manifest WorldPeace because the dictates of all religious
bureacracies are elitist and
exclusive and WorldPeace is an all inclusive
secular democratic determination.
If I am a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. Dr Jwp JD
This is our cry.
This is our prayer. Peace in the World !
"THE SITUATION WITH THE PALESTINIANS IS GOING TO BRING
FORTH A HITLER OR A MANDELA VERY SOON." Dr Jwp JD 7/28/2014
Dr John WorldPeace JD
One man, one message:
Is That So?
The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbors as one living a pure life.
A beautiful Japanese girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child. This made he parents angry. She would not confess who the man was, but after much harassment at last named Hakuin.
In great anger the parents went to the master. "Is that so?" was all he would say.
After the child was born it was brought to Hakuin. By this time he had lost his reputation, which did not trouble him, but he took very good care of the child. He obtained milk from his neighbors and everything else the little
A year later the girl-mother could stand it no longer. She told her parents the truth; that the real father of the child was a young man who worked in the fish market.
The mother and the father of the girl at once went to Hakuin to ask his forgiveness, to apologize at length, and to get the child back again. Hakuin was willing. In yielding the child, all he said was: "Is that so?"
INSIGHTS FROM BEING JOHN WORLDPEACE SINCE 1988
1) Paradoxically: the vast majority of human beings hate peace and they hate more those who advocate it. The reason is pretty simple. People insist on living in exclusive elitist mindsets where they judge themselves better than others because of their religion, race, national citizenship and gender. The greatest impediment to WorldPeace is the worldwide subordination of women. A true advocate for peace is not oreinted in terms of religion, race, nationality or gender but advocates an all inclusive democratic approach to all human beings and the world human society. This truth infuriates and scares people. And the more conservative an individual who has bound up his or her ego with his or her religion, race, nationality or gender, the more emotionally charged is his or her hatred of the advocate.
2) Jesus said, "Do not judge others." This means do not distinguish yourself from others based on religion, race, nationality or gender. Do not do it with regards to individuals and do not do it with regards to other races, religionists, nationalities or genders. There is absolutely no difference between human beings with regards to their desire to live a peaceful and secure life and to enjoy their achievements and their families and friends. To demonize another religion, race, nation or women to justify their persecution is a great moral wrong and an evil that will come back on the perpertrators. This is the law of the universe. It is a law of balance. It is a law of justice. It is the law of light. It is the law of the universe if you will. What you do to others, individuals or groups, will return to you in the same measure and degree as that which you foisted on others.
3) Jesus said, "Ask and you will receive, seek and find, knock and enter." This is the most profound truth of all the wise men who have ever lived. What it means is that we script our own reality and we control our own dream (life in this dimension). What we believe, what we project, when it is accompanied by physical action, manifests in our lives or as our lives. This truth is virtually absolute. In the overall summary of ones life, it is absolutely impacted by a script he or she agreed to and wrote prior to entry into this dimension. So there is a foundational spiritual script and within that script there is a day to day logical linear earthly control over how we experience this reality and what we experience in this life.
4) God is a loving God. Love one another is God's commandment and Do unto others as you would have done to you are God's foundational laws. Any human being who attempts to clothe God as a judgmental tyrant who spreads hate and dissension within the world human society which God created is delusional and worshipping a false God. Anyone who claims a right to harm others based on their particular belief in God is absolutely confused and lost in the manifestations of this reality.
5) In the Book of Hebrews 8:10 in the Christian Bible God says "I will put my laws into their minds and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God and they shall not teach anyone his fellow or anyone his brother, saying 'Know the Lord', for ALL shall know me, from the least of them to the greatest." This is the reality of today, to know God, all any human being needs to do is to turn inside in prayer or meditation and there he or she will find God's truth and guideance and reminders of how we are to be all inclusive and democratic in our relationship with others and refuse to harm or discriminate against or prey upon any other human being in the world human society.
6) WorldPeace. The eternal foundational cause of chaos and disharmony in the world human society is Change. All things that manifest from God in time disintegrate back into God. This applies to all things tangible and intangible and thoughts and things and undeniably to human beings. Therefore, in this reality, THERE WILL NEVER BE A PERFECT PEACE. A perfect peace can only manifest if every human being is forever turned into stone, time stops, and interaction of any kind ceases to exist. That being said, we can collectively control our global and universal dream by writing a script of peace and harmony that will increase the peace and harmony within the world human society (not manifest a perfect peace). Change is the ever present reality that permeates everything. Those who accept this truth find peace, those who reject this truth find pain and suffering. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
This is our cry.
This is our prayer. Peace in the World !
My life is dedicated to nonviolently
increasing the peace in the world human society. Increasing the
peace is an undeniably possible vision. I have been officially on
this path since 1988 when I changed my name to John WorldPeace as
evidence of my commitment to try to make a positive difference in
the world human society.
In the last 26 years, I have had
many experiences having to do with challenging the chaos and disharmony
created by bureaucratic religion and politics, racism, the undeniable
corruption of the law by judges of every stripe and in every country
in the world and the undeniable subordination of women worldwide.
I am not some ivory tower scholar
or pacifist priest or preacher or some other self annointed holy
man. I have been personally engaged in challenging political, religious
and legal bureaucracies and I have learned a few things through
those engagements. I have not chosen a role for myself of sitting
on the sidelines of life observing and making disengaged comments.
I have gone to where the grassroots source of conflict begins and
I have become a participant in order to seek out some of the major
causes of chaos and disharmony in the world human society.
The question is often asked of me,
"How can you be so combative and claim to be an advocate for
peace?" My response is that I am an advocate for peace but
I am not a pacifist. To be very simplistic, if you are about to
harm someone I love, I will stop you; whatever that takes. There
is no antagonism for me between advocating peace and stopping intentional
pain and suffering wrongly inflicted or intended to be inflicted
on another human being. I am a secular advocate for peace not a
I am, in part, an angry man. But
not angry in the sense of being violent. I do not believe that peace
generally can manifest out of violent acts. I am an advocate for
peace but I am not a pacifist. I am not a pacifist in the sense
of having made application for conscientious objector status when I was drafted
into the Army in 1970.
I am angered by things like the United
States refusing to make a public acknowledgment (not compensation)
that it deliberately and intentionally advocated slavery and that
slavery was supported by the Supreme Court of the United States
when it was undeniably against the United States Constitution. It
took a civil war to end the great evil of slavery in the United
States of America. A war was required to overcome a prejudiced and
undeniable corrupt judicial interpretation of the United States
Constitution by the Supreme Court of the United States and nothing
much has changed in two hundred years.
I am angered that the United States
has refused to acknowledge (not compensate) that it intentionally
committed genocide against Native Americans and it continues to
look for any means or excuse to appropriate all the reservation
I am angry that we create nuclear
waste and fossil fuel emissions when we have energy in the wind,
sun and water that are limitless on this planet and user friendly
to perpetuating the Garden of Eden environment with which this generation
of humanity is entrusted with for all future generations.
I am angry that a minimum of ten percent of inmates
in the prison systems in America are in fact innocent.
I am angry that women are subordinated
in all areas of the world human society. I am angry because the
world mindset is unbalanced due to this subordination with its masculine
dominance which is a foundational cause of wars and exploitation
I am angry at people who are against
abortion and who at the same time are against welfare to support
the resulting unwanted children. For me, only those who are willing
to adopt these unwanted children should have a say in the antiabortion
I am very frustrated that the non
thinking Christians around the world support billion dollar Jesus
shows where millionaire televangelists preach in the name of Jesus
who advocated having nothing. The greed and hunger for power in
these ministeries is unbounded. I ask the very simple question of
what will happen when Jesus returns and visits the Pope. As Jesus,
in his common garments, stands face to face with the Pope, clothed
in his priceless vestments, what will Jesus say? Will Jesus ask
the Pope to turn over his vestments? And if he does, will Jesus
put them on or sell them and distribute the proceeds to the poor?
The answer is a no brainer. That being said, I am a spiritual Christian,
not a religious one.
I am angry that we are cutting down
trees and creating a sterile planet when we could legalize commercial
hemp (which has no halucinagenic properties) and create in an annual
renewable crop all the paper we could ever use with minimal effects
on the environment. Hemp has more fiber than wood pulp. This is
just one use of hemp.
I am angry that America has created
a monster prison system which houses marijuna users and sellers
when we know from experience that we can no more regulate or stop
marijuana use than we could stop the use of alcohol. I say legalize
marijuana even though I have never used it or any other illegal
substance. Legalizing marijuana ends much of the bloodshed associated
with its illegality. Everyone who smokes marijuana personally accepts
and endorses the murder of those who died and continue to die (police,
gangsters and politicians) trying to control the market for it.
I could go on but this web site contains
much of what I have to say. In time my WorldPeace Advocacy books will
be published in a more traditional form in which all of these things and more will be discussed
and commented upon. Ten books already exist on this web site.
The truth is often paradoxical.
The most obvious is often the most
March 6, 2010 0735
My name is John WorldPeace and I am an advocate for peace and WorldPeace.
I am a secular advocate for peace who has a very deep spiritual
belief in God. Not a religious belief.
Religion is a man made spiritual filter which is willing to skew the message
of the great souls who have inhabited this planet in order to preserve
their bureaucracies. A prime example is the Catholic Church. Jesus
embraced women. The Catholic Church bans women from it ruling hierarchy.
Jesus told the rich man if he wanted to find heaven to give everything
he owned away. The Catholic Church has accumulated untold wealth.
Jesus said give to the poor. The Catholic Church solicits money
from the poor.
All religious bureaucracies have the same internal structure and
because the preservation of that internal structure is each religion’s
prime directive, each religion is flawed because that prime directive
always takes priority over following the spiritual message of their
Without an understanding of who and what we are, and how we relate
to this reality we have chosen to experience, we are never going
to find our way to peace within ourselves or be able to increase
the peace within the world human society.
Allow me to begin with this brief revelation.
The reality is that you are going to die; no matter who you are,
how rich, how poor, how happy, how sad. We all come into this reality
with a body that is programmed to terminate generally in less than
a hundred years. We relate to the body because we can see it and
feel it. But the body is not who we are. We are immortal infinite
spirits. And our spirits are incarnate, attached to our bodies.
Without an incarnate soul, the human body and mind are nothing more
than an automobile sitting in a driveway. Only when a driver enters
and engages the automobile does it come to life. The same is true
of the human body. No soul, no life.
What is heaven like? This is a question that both Jesus and Buddha
refused to answer because no one would have understood what they
were saying. That is no longer true. We have evolved a world society
of many human beings who can understand.
If you want to know what heaven is like, look around. The social
interactions you see on earth continue in heaven. Earth’s
human society is a reflection of heaven.
That being said, there is a different structure of the heavenly
1) Where there is no light, it is not dark
2) There is no past, present or future; only now which includes
the past and the future.
3) There is no sex. There are no males and females because souls
cannot procreate. The nature of the earth requires a soul to choose
whether to live as male or female before entering. Everything related
to sex on earth is irrelevant in heaven.
4) There is no space. There is no here and there. There are no dimensions.
5) There is no birth and there is no death. This is the greatest
mystery. Everything and every soul has always existed.
The human mind cannot conceive of any of the above because these
realities are totally foreign to the earth reality where things
constantly manifest and disintegrate.
Your immortal infinite soul chose to incarnate into a human body
in order to experience light and dark, time, sex, space, birth and
death. And you entered this reality in order to more intensely interact
with other souls. The human body is designed to accept and incorporate
a soul so that the soul can experience a slowed down version of
the spiritual dimension; heaven.
The human body is limited in the five senses. We cannot see like
an eagle or hear like a dog. If we could, we would experience a
much increased level of distractions by things that are irrelevant
to our earth experience.
Now you have some idea about heaven and nirvana. But understand
this description I have given you is just a metaphor to help you
bridge the gap between logical linear human thinking and mental
processing and the abstract truth of what heaven is actually like.
The Tao te Ching says that the God that can be described or defined
is not the true God. What this means is that any description or
definition of God is a limitation of God and God has no limitations.
God is all inclusive and infinite and we have no language to adequately
describe what is all inclusive. I can say the sun is like a yellow
ball. That would give you some idea what the sun was like but in
no way does it begin to describe what the sun really is.
When we accept and understand and moment to moment remember that
we are infinite immortal souls incarnate temporarily in a finite
mortal human body, then we do not become confused in thinking that
this reality is the true reality. And when we understand this reality
is not the true reality, we begin to find peace in every aspect
of our lives.
There are three authorities on earth that are charged with maintaining
and to some degree increasing the peace. Politics, Religion and
the Law. All three are flawed. Politics is about those with power
using their power to structure their environment in a way that is
favorable to them without concern about the effects on the rest
of the world human society. Example: We allow the use of nuclear
energy which creates waste that pollutes parts of the earth for
millions of years.
Religion is a form of politics that tries to control people based
on their innate and confused fear of dying. Religion is big business.
Example: A billion dollar Jesus show is one where the evangelist
accumulates millions of dollars preaching about Jesus who advocated
owning nothing. Consider Jesus when he returns going to the Vatican
holding hands with a woman and meeting the Pope dressed in all his
gold and jewels holding his golden shepherd’s staff under
the dome of St. Peter’s cathedral surrounded by the men who
run the church; with the homeless outside.
The Law is as corrupt as politics. Powerful legal firms manipulate
the appointment and election of their senior partners as judges.
When those firms come to court, they win. Judges control the evidence
that is heard at trial and how the trial is conducted. A judge con
move any trial to a guilty or not guilty verdict, win or lose scenario.
Example: Jesus said stay out of the courts or you will go to jail.
Jesus’ crucifixion was an undeniable display of religious
bureaucrats manipulating the political system to bring about the
world’s greatest injustice.
There are two realities in the world human society that negatively
affect the level of peace on earth. One is racism. And the second
is the subordination of women. These two issues further negatively
impact on politics, religion and the law.
Lastly, there will never be a perfect peace on earth. The reason
is simple: everything in this reality changes. Everything that manifests
in time disintegrates. There is a constant stream of souls entering
and leaving this reality. Perfect peace will only happen when all
human beings are turned to stone so they cannot interact. Any other
vision of a perfect heavenly peace is laughable nonsense.
What we can do is to increase the level of peace on earth. That
is what the WorldPeace Advocacy is all about. A perfect peace is
an impossible dream. Increasing the peace in the world human society
is a practical achievable reality.
The foundation of Peace and WorldPeace is based on democracy and
inclusiveness. Religion and Politics are about elitism and exclusiveness.
Religion and Politics sow a mindset of US v. THEM. The nature of
the earth reality is about the primal predatory reality of human
beings. And the greatest asset of power in a primal world is distinguishing
people by race, religion, nationalism, and gender: seeing and demonizing
other human beings based on their race, religion, nationality and
gender first as opposed to first seeing others as simply human beings.
How can we manifest peace on earth if we do not include everyone
in our vision of peace? The answer is that we cannot increase the
peace on earth until we overcome the primal nature of human beings
to be predators first; until we see people as human beings first,
until we place a priority on democracy and inclusiveness as opposed
to elitism and exclusiveness.
I am one simple man with one simple message: WorldPeace. Everything
else is just personal commentary about peace and WorldPeace. The
only thing that is important to me is that in the end of my days,
I can say I tried.
May 13, 2010
OUR PRAYER FOR WORLDPEACE
We have a dream that
all the world abides in peace.
We have a dream that we travel hand in hand upon the earth
creating beacons of love and understanding, peace and light.
We write our prayers of peace on paper cranes and doves
that fly around the world calling all to peace and light;
one simple prayer, one simple dream, WorldPeace.
We have a dream that all the angels of heaven
and the God of all the universe travel by our side
as we carry the light of love and prayers of peace
to each and every mountain, valley, sea and plane;
to each and all that travel the sacred earth.
We have a dream that
with each passing, with each creation
a beacon of love and understanding is forever established,
forever ignited, forever to radiate the peace and light of
one simple prayer, one simple dream, WorldPeace.
We have a dream that
all that is pure in love and light
will come continuously to touch each tiny beacon
to add light to light, and love to love;
to make the earth a beacon in the infinite heavens
that radiates into the hearts of all living things peace and love.
We have a dream that
all who come,
that all who are called to each pulsating beacon
receive the infinite gifts of God's loving blessings of
wellness and love, peace and understanding.
We have a dream that
all who come to each tiny beacon
receive; each according to his need, each according to her love.
So that as we travel one by one our separate paths
we carry the love of peace unconditionally given,
to each and every vibration of this most beautiful earth;
until that never ending day arrives when each and every one,
when all and all forever flow in loves most precious gift; WorldPeace.
We pray our dream
of WorldPeace becomes our reality;
all men are brothers, all eyes blind to race, all wars ended,
all nations embrace peace, all courts dispense justice, and all
women assume their equal place in a harmonious world society
in which a new age of humanity now begins.
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doubt that life at its best in this reality is always hard. Never forget
that life is very short and that even if you are in perfect health,
you are in fact dying. All religions teach that when we exit this reality
in death, in one way or another, each of us will account for how we
lived. Therefore, first reconcile yourself with the fact that you are
an infinite immortal spirit temporarily residing in this reality within
a finite mortal human body. Here we preceive time. On the other side
there is no time. Here there is neverending beginnings and endings.
On the other side, there is no beginning and there can be no end. This
is one of the great spiritual mysteries. Here we perceive light and
darkness. On the other side it is neither light nor dark. We come here
as male or female. On the other side we are simply immortal spirits
who are at the same time both individual and indivisible within the
Infinite Potential (God). When you reconcile with this, then you will
find peace. When enough of us
find peace, a critical mass will be reached within the world human population
and within a single moment world peace will become our reality. If I
am a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. As it is written
and prayed, so let it be done.
Jwp October 24, 2009.
What you will not find on this site:
There is nothing to join. There is nothing to donate to. There are no
commercial ads but there is a very small store for a few items I designed
as my personal insignia, medallion and banner.
What is on this site:
My personal commentary on peace and world peace and my experiences regarding
my attempt to increase the peace in the world human society is what
this site is about. I have always taken the road less traveled and it
has made all the difference. I believe as did Helen Keller that life
is a daring adventure or nothing.
Some things I have learned as John WorldPeace:
1) The nature of this earth, this
universe, and this reality is Change. All things forever manifest
from the Infinite Oneness and in time disintegrate back into that
Infinite Oneness. For this reason there will never be world peace
much less perfect peace on earth. All we can do is to aspire to
increase the level of peace and world peace that presently exists
in the world human society.
2) Have no doubt that evil and
darkness permeate everything. Know that you can never engage evil
without becoming to some degree infected with its virus. Yet,
sometimes, it is necessary to stand up against wrongful things
in the world humans society that create disharmony and chaos and
unjust suffering for others.
The truth is often paradoxical.
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today
Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one
ALL I AM SAYING, IS GIVE
PEACE A CHANCE
WORLD PEACE TOPICS ON THIS PAGE
THE WORLD PEACE REALITY
WORLD PEACE DEFINED
WHO IS JOHN WORLDPEACE?
WORLD PEACE REALITY
The world human society
has been committed to bureaucratic religion for millennia. Yet, the
truth is that no religion has promoted a philosophy of World Peace that
has worked: that has significantly increased the peace. The reason is
that bureaucratic religion is exclusionary and elitist and World Peace
is democratic and all inclusive.
No country has developed
a workable formula for World Peace because all countries adhere to the
classical primal "survival of the fittest" doctrine. It is
an "us against them" mindset. The greatest paradox is the
United States which embraces all immigrants from whatever country as
equals. Yet as an example, people who have immigrated from Iraq and
who have become American citizens and fully integrated as equals into
American society still contend with their families and friends in Iraq
being genericly villified.
The world human society
has tried all kinds and methods of appointing judges and yet the truth
is that every justice system in the world human society is corrupted
by money and power. The truth is that there is nothing but the perception
of justice by the majority of people who have NEVER been involved in
a civil or criminal lawsuit.
The time has come for
a new approach to religion, politics and the law for the purpose of
increasing the peace in the world human society. The time has come to
experiment with something new. The foundation of that new philosophy
is one of democracy and inclusion by focusing on the fact that we are
each and everyone first human beings and second religionist and nationalist,
male/female and colored. The time has come to define a new system of
justice that prevents judicial influence by litigants and their attorneys.
The time has come more
than anything else to give women equality in the world human society
and immediately end their undeniable world wide subordination. The subordination
of women is a pervasive impediment to peace and one that bolsters the
negative effects religion, politics and the law in the world human society.
And we must stop abusing
human beings based on the color of their skin. We must become color
The core impediment
to peace is change. We cannot stop change because it is not only the
nature of the universe it is the nature of this entire reality. We must
find a way to reduce the negative ripple effects of change.
This entire web site
is devoted to the objective of increasing the peace in the world human
society by seeking workable solutions to the unnecessary chaos and disharmony
that infects and affects the entire human population.
I am one simple man
with one simple message: WorldPeace. Everything else on this web site
is just commentary. If I am a minority of one, the truth is still the
truth. I encourage you to engage in the work of increasing the peace
in the world. When peace becomes our priority, WorldPeace will become
September 30, 2009
WORLDPEACE (World Peace) IS:
World peace (WorldPeace is in fact one word but I use the conventional
world peace in order to satisfy the search engines) is the ideal of all
the major religions. All religious leaders advocate world peace. World
peace is also the objective of women who are subordinated world wide and
whose subordination is a core issue within the issues of nationalism,
religion and race which are the core impediments to world peace. The association
with any religion, nation or race is in fact an elitist exclusive mindset
which can never increase the level of peace in the world human society
because world peace is a democratic, non elitist. all inclusive mindset
where nationalism is subordinated to world citizenship, religion is subordinated
to spirituality (a belief in God) and race is subordinated to the reality
that we are all human beings. As long as women are subordinated within
all societies within the world human society, the all inclusive concept
of human beings is further chaotically and unpeacefully split into men
THE TOPICAL OUTLINE.
I. Impediments to WorldPeace
Gender bias. Only politics (nationalism) and religion are presently distinguished.
DEFINITION OF WORLDPEACE (World
WorldPeace (which is normally
written as two words; world peace) indicates that world and peace are
two things. Conceptually world peace should be written as one word. The
discussion is about WorldPeace not about world peace. A discussion about
world peace, two words, is meaningless.
World peace has four major componets. The
four core componets of world peace are 1) political 2) religious 3) racial
and 4) gender bias against women. All four of these componets are in essence
charged with and mandated and responsible for the promotion of peace in
the world. Yet as core divisions in the world human population they are
divided into elitist exclusive clusters. As elitist exclusive clusters
of human beings they cannot promote world peace becasue world peace is
an all inclusive democratic concept. Therefore an American peace will
never manifest world peace because an American peace excludes other national
concepts of peace as opposed to including them. So the concept of American
Peace as applied to the world is capable of no more than an American peace
which the majority of the world politically rejects. The same way the
Buddhist reject a concept of world peace based on Jesus, and White humans
reject a concept of world peace based on Black humans and men reject a
concept of peace that gives women true equality in the world human society.
So world peace requires a discussion of peace without distinguishing the
world human population by nationality, race, religion or gender. A discussion
of world peace must be held by WORLD CITIZENS who have subordinated their
race, religion, nationality and gender. The problem of course is that
in reality these four divisions argue that the absence of world peace
is due to the opposition of other componets of the categories of race,
religion, nationality or gender.
This discussion of world peace must include
a discussion of all of these divisions of the world human society and
how they impact and are in fact an impediment to world peace even as they
advocate world peace. To propose that world peace is limited to peace
among nations and ignoring the underlying lack of peace due to religious
and racial wars and the undeniable global fact of the subordination of
women is like discussing assault weapons as the only cause of mass murder.
THE POSSIBILITY OF WORLD
WorldPeace is One Word
According to John WorldPeace in order to
define Peace or World Peace, we must start by writing WorldPeace as one
word because it is the combination of two concepts of "world"
and "peace" and writing it together indicates the concept of
WorldPeace something different from writing the words separately as world
peace which is really meaningless.
This entire world peace conversation prior
to this commentary by John WorldPeace is off the mark. It has been limited
to a discussion of how to deal with the reality of the lack of world peace,
no nation at war with another nation generally speaking. What it does
not consider are wars based on race and religion. These wars cross national
boundaries. But world peace is even a broader concept in that it also
includes the end of the violence and the subordination of women. These
are the four core impediments of world peace; nationalism, racism, religion
and gender bias. There are almost an infinite number of sub issues impacting
on the level of peace in the world human society. The implementers and
impediments to world peace are politics, the law and bureaucratic religion.
The reality is that there will never be
world peace. The reason for this requires the consideration of the common
denominator of all disharmony and unpeaceful actions in the world human
society. That common denominator is simply CHANGE. All things change.
All things, tangible and intangible, that manifest in this reality (world)
in time disintegrate. This constant change requires the entire world human
population to shift at the birth of every child and at every human death.
Every death and birth causes a ripple effect in the entire world human
society. There is a constant tension in the world human society between
opposing groups with an infinite number of individual and group agendas.
And this is complicated by the fact that humans belong to many groups,
some even with opposing philosophies and mandates.
So all the arguments and commentary regarding
world peace are really about increasing or increasing or decreasing the
level of peace and world peace in the world human society. It is ridiculous
to consider the end of governments. Whether we have the present nation
states or end up with one federal order with subdivisions under it, the
world human population will always be divided politically. Further, the
world human population will also always be divided by race, religion and
gender. There will never be a true world peace much less a perfect peace.
Not even when Jesus reasserts his physical presence. To create a perfect
peace would be to freeze everything that exists permanently; to stop change.
That is a totally ridiculous consideration. Everything in this reality
changes and always will. This reality is dynamic and cannot become static
without becoming non human.
The Christian peace essentially requires
Jesus to turn all human beings to stone so that there is no interaction
and then there will be a perfect peace. The Christian Bible tells of wars
in heaven among the angels even as contemporary preachers refuse to consider
what this means in their lessons on how heaven will be peaceful.
So world peace requires a new definition.
That definition is that we already have a level of peace and world peace.
And it is not a perfect peace because that is impossible. We have a level
of peace and world peace and what we can do is to increase the level of
peace or decrease it. That is all that can be done and all the speculation
on this topic is nothing but how the various nations, religions, races
and genders can increase or decrease the level of peace in the world by
their actions. The level of peace in the world human society at any moment
is simply a measure of the existing tension that exists at that particular
moment in the world human society.
There will never be peace as long as human
beings gather in groups. When a person belongs to any group, that person
becomes an impediment to peace because his association with others of
his race, religion, nation or gender is an elitist exclusive mindset.
The concept of peace and world peace is one of total democratic inclusiveness.
This is why an American peace will never manifest world peace. A White
peace will never manifest world peace. A Christian peace will never manifest
world peace. And a masculine peace will never manifest WorldPeace. Let
me repeat that perfect peace is impossible within the world human society.
So more accurately these various divisions and groupings in the world
human society will through their actions increase or decrease the level
of world peace. That is all that can be discussed and considered; how
do we increase the level of peace in the world human society.
Therefore, any discussion about world peace
really comes down to increasing the peace by human beings letting go of
their individual distinctions of race, religion, nationality and gender
and simply come to deal with each other as human beings first and foremost.
We all belong to the human race. That is our common democratic denominator.
As we subordinate our elitist exclusive mentalities and prejudices we
embrace a democratic inclusiveness which is what God is usually portrayed
as being and promoting.
All discussions are about increasing or
decreasing the peace. However, due to the short lifespan of human beings,
each generation has to learn the lessons of peace again. Those who most
want peace are those who have lived through the most chaos and disharmony.
When the majority of human beings have not experienced the hell of chaos
and disharmony, then you can bet that conflict is not far behind. The
wars between various groups for superior power in the world human society
will never cease. It is impossible for human beings to let go of their
group identities because the world will always be full of change and therefore
full of treachery,chaos and disharmony. This is fundamental and it requires
all human beings to align themselves with groups that will protect them
in times of chaos. It is about survival. This is the shared belief among
human beings which is in fact an impediment to peace and world peace.
Human beings should work and pray for the
reduction of political and religious and racial wars and for the end of
discrimination of woman throughout the entire world. This is when the
level of peace will reach its highest marks.
Now this is a framework within which to
discuss increasing the peace in the world human society. The is the framework
within which to consider increase the peace and world peace. The world
peace conversations can now turn productive as we understand the conversation.
Peace comes to human beings but not to Americans, Blacks, Buddhists or
men as long as each insists upon such a distinction in the world human
society. Let go of group identity and association and embrace humanity
and accept the humanity in others and the level of peace on the earth
will rise dramatically.
When peace becomes our priority, world
peace will become our reality.
is John Worldpeace. John WorldPeace was not my birth name but it has been
my legal name since April 1, 1988. My journey in this life includes a
mission of peace. I am an advocate
for world peace but I am not a pacifist. The nature of this reality is
change. Into this chaotic world society, I repeat messages of peace. Those
messages are my life. I have no organization to join. No disciples. No
followers. No doctrine or dogma. I am just one man with one simple message:
Visualize WorldPeace !
WHO IS JOHN WORLDPEACE?
I was about 8 years old, I became aware that all human beings die. I
became aware that these fragile bodies are not immortal and eternal
but are mortal and finite. I also became aware that at the end of each
life, one's consciousness exits this reality with nothing but one's
experiences. Not one single material object valued in this reality is
taken from this reality any departing soul. Into this reality we all
come without material possessions, other than our human bodies, and
from this reality we all leave with only the script of our lives which
we have written. That is our testament and upon that testament we must
contemplate; not just when we die but even now when we take time to
consider our life to date.
Therefore, material possessions
never held any real value for me even though in the course of living
and raising a family and supporting myself and others for a time, I
have had my share of possessions. It is hard to exists in this reality
without some things. The most basic need like clothes are required if
one it to be accepted into modern society is an example. Even Jesus
did not advocate or demostrate a life style of nudity.
My first intellectual considerations
were focused on why am I here in this reality? Why am I experiencing
this dream? That seemed the most important question to me if not the
only really valid question. If my soul was immortal, then I needed to
understand the purpose of a mortal life on earth so that I could leave
this reality no worse that I had entered it. This reality is finite.
In this reality, everything that materializes, manifests or is born,
immediately begins to degenerate and disintegrate back into the Infinite
Oneness. Change caused by the ongoing manifestation from the Infinite
Oneness (God if you prefer) and ongoing disintegration back into that
Infinite Oneness is the one absolute foundation of this reality, this
dream. The reality of the infinite immortal soul is the only true reality.
The reality of dying human bodies is just a dream.
All the problems of
human existence originate from the fact that human beings become confused
to a lesser or greater degree in the belief that this finite mortal
reality is the true reality. We think that power and possessions
are the foundation of a life of peace. How ridiculous? In time, all
those related tangible things are taken away from every human being
and then one's infinite immortal soul stands naked before God with the
deeds of this life forever etched upon one's soul.
I have no fear of God because
the nature of this reality is one of great challenge. To come here takes
a huge amount of courage. Most souls don't chose to awaken into this
dream. It is just too hard. It is just too complex and dynamic in virtually
Because we live in this
reality with limited hearing, sight, touch, smell, taste and because
we have to deal with constant change and a dreamscape that is in a constant
state of flux, we ignore and refuse to contemplate what it is like before
life and after death. We avoid these contemplations because they are
not scientific but abstract. The other side of life, existence without
a human body, just does not seem real. Yet from the other side, the
soul knows that this reality is definitely not real. It is just a fleeting
dream on a non existent dreamscape.
Some of the great mysteries
regarding the other side (heaven and hell if you prefer) are as follows:
1) There is no beginning
2) Everything intangible and tangible has always existed.
3) In heaven, the soul is at once both individual and distinguished
and part of the Infinite Oneness (God) without distinction.
4) In heaven there is no time and no space. Past, present and future
are the same. There is no here and there; everything occupies everywhere.
5) The Infinite Oneness is holographic where each part contains All
6) There is no male or female. Jesus said we are like angels without
sex and so there is no need to worry about which wife or husband one
will be paired with after death. Each soul is freestanding and independent
without the burden of gender.
7) If you want to know what heaven and hell are like, look around you;
as above, so below. In this reality, we have limited consciousness.
In heaven and hell, we have expanded consciousness. In this reality,
we incarnate into bodies that have limited consciousness so that we
can distinguish time and space. Our consciousness is also limited in
order to reduce the background noise and consequently let us get on
with our intentions in this life. In heaven, we just experience the
Infinite Oneness because we cannot intellectualize the Infinite All,
the Infinite Oneness. We have to become human to do that.
8) In heaven, the absence of light does not create darkness. It is neither
light nor dark. Even this simple concept is virtually impossible for
humans to embrace or understand or concieve because in this earthly
dreamscape when the lights go out, darkness rules.
So, since my realization
of these things, I have never lost consciousness of the fact that I
exist in two realities at the same time. I live within this earthly
dream and I exist in heaven as well. Death is nothing but the removal
of these earthly filters of the human body and earthly consciousness
so that we can more clearly see and experience our true infinite immortal
Now your question is what
does all this have to do with world peace?
I decided decades ago that
I could seek out the reasons why there is no peace in the world human
society as a priest or minister and experience life through the lives
of others. Or I could personally engage in politics, religion and the
law. I could become part of the problem in order to seek out the common
denominators of why there is so little peace and no world peace; to
seek out why politics, religion and the law which are mandated to increase
the peace in the world human society are in fact the greatest impediments
to increasing the peace in the world human society. The truth is often
As a result, I have constantly
gone were only fool's dare to go. I have always taken the road less
traveled. Everything on this web site is about my life journey to seek
out why there is so much conflict and chaos in the world human society;
why there is no peace much less world peace. I have never intentionally
caused chaos except in my intentional challenges to the predatory nature
of specific human beings who negative influence the world human society
where the strong constantly prey upon the weak; and always for the accumulation
of personal wealth and power to control others and to live as one pleases
without serious consideration as to the ramifications of such behavior.
I have no world peace organization
to join, no followers, no disciples and do not seek any of them. I do
not seek any kind of human recognition of what I am doing. I have chosen
this path. I believe as did Helen Keller that life is a daring adventure
or it is nothing. I reject living a wholly conventional life.
In addition, I want to say
that I am a spiritual Christian. That means I believe in the mission
and advocacy of Jesus but I do not believe in the church because the
church is nothing but a union of priests and preachers who are mortal
and fallible and predatory with power and materialistic objectives just
like every other human being on the earth. In the book of Hebrews (8:10-12)
in the Christian Bible, Paul states that with the coming of Jesus, God
has written God's laws in the consciousness of every human being and
so no one needs to teach anyone else. All one needs to do is to be still
and look within. One does not need a certified bona fide priest or preacher
to understand the nature of God and the difference between positive
and negative actions within the world human society.
I am a Christian because
I do believe that Jesus died and was resurrected. His story is too overwheming
to be a fiction. No other religious spiritual leader has accomplished
this one feat of resurrection which sets Jesus apart. Second, only Jesus
advocated an outreach agenda of loving one another and going out of
one's way not just to focus on one's own salvation but to reach out
to others, not for the purpose of foisting Christianity on others but
a more simple task of just easing the pain and suffering of one individual
at a time as often as possible. No other religion or spiritual leader
has made love of others the core of his or her teaching. This message
sets Jesus apart from all others. It is a message of peace and the core
foundation of world peace and the theme of my WorldPeace Advocacy which
is nothing more than attempting to increase the peace in the world human
society. And it is a fiction that Jesus went off to heaven. Jesus went
nowhere. Jesus is present everywhere at every moment. It is therefore
ridiculous to anticipate his return. Return from where?
With this in mind, what
follows is just my personal commentary. It is my perspective. It is
an open notebook of what I have experienced and what I have come to
understand. I am nothing more that one human being living an unconventional
life. I have no peace or world peace objective or destination because
there will never be a perfect peace or even world peace within the world
human society. My WorldPeace Advocacy is just an ongoing journey that
is attempting to increase the peace in some permanent way in the world
human society moment to moment. All that really matters to me is that
with my dying breath, no matter what I accomplish in this life, I can
at least say I tried. I cannot seek any more than that without having
to acknowledge failure. In the trying, I cannot experience failure.
All I am saying, is give
peace a chance. When peace becomes our priority, world peace will become
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THE WORLDPEACE ADVOCACY
December 22, 2007, I became a political prisoner in the United States
Federal Bureau of Prisons. The official charge was resisting my attempted
arrest (which I did not do) by a Deputy Federal Marshall on a CIVIL bench
warrant to appear as a witness in a federal court. I was charged with
a misdemeanor for which I served the maximum sentence of one year, day
for day, in the Harris County Jail and in the Brooks County Federal Detention
Center in Falfurrias, Texas, USA (A Federal Contract Prison which does not come under the rules and regulations and Constitutional guarantees of the Federal Prison System).
I had no criminal history, no prior
arrest and I pled guilty dispite my innocence because I fully understand
American justice. I was kept in solitary confinement because I am White among 500 Hispanic prisoners (and 4 segregated Black prisoners),
was denied medical treatment, was given an inadequate amount of food to
eat, was denied telephone privileges and denied recreation as well as
kept in a cell that on the average was 65 degree farenheit.
Like Gandhi, King, Mandela, the Apostle
Paul and other peace and world peace advocates, I wrote while I was incarcerated.
Over 750,000 words that represent an autobiography, a prison journal,
two WorldPeace novels, a biography of St. Francis of Assisi, A commetary
on the book "A Purpose Driven Life", a consolidation of the
four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and the gospel of Thomas,
and a textbook for a University course for credit on peace and world peace
in the global village with an emphasis on the deficiencies and inability
of the political, judicial, and religious bureaucracies of the world to
advance peace and world peace beyond the level where it has been stagnated
for millennia. Shortly, these books will appear on this web site.
Where my enemies thought they would punish
me, they gave me the solitude to order my thoughts. Where they thought
they would destroy me, they renewed my strength. Where they thought to
discourage me, they fortified my determination and cemented my resolve.
Where they laughed at my pain, I turned the other cheek. Where
they thought to defame my good name, they gave me my bona fides as a peace
and world peace advocate.
have been John WorldPeace since April 1, 1988 and I have learned a few
things about peace and world peace. The most significant thing I have
learned is that people hate peace and generally laugh at the potential
reality of world peace. They hate even more those who advocate peace and
world peace. The world of human beings is a cynical unforgiving place
where love, compassion, and tolerance finds it hard to secure a foothold.
In time, I will tell my story. My story is one of a man engaged in the
grassroots impediments to peace and world peace and not one of a pacifist
sitting on the sidelines thinking about peace which is just one step above
apathy. The core impediments to peace and world peace are race, religion,
nationality and gender and their manifestations and manipulations by politics,
the law and bureaucratic religion. I am a son, father and grandfather.
I have been a husband (twice), a scholar, a soldier, a prisoner, an advocate
for peace and world peace, a candidate for governor of Texas, a mason
and Shriner, an attorney (After 20 years I was rightly disbarred from
a club of vicious predators in a combative money driven American legal
system because I am, thank God, not one of them), artist, writer, an anvil
and a hammer. And through it all I have remained a spiritual Christian
with never a moment's doubt regarding the true nature of this temporary
earthly reality and the infinite immortal fact of an eternal all inclusive
God who is my resting place and that underneath me are the Everlasting
arms. I am the fool who has gone where few dare to go. I am the hero with
a thousand faces. At the end of my life, no matter the impact of what
I have done, I will be able to say in truth that I tried. That I tried
to increase the peace and world peace within the world human society.
else that I have learned the hard way through experience is that evil
is a tar baby. You cannot engage it without getting it on you. In attacking
evil, to some degree you become evil. The best thing to do is to avoid
evil. Yet there are times when this is not possible. When you must engage
evil, don't deal in evil and when your engagement has run its course use
prayer and meditation to cleanse yourself of the darkness that you have
taken within you. This is not easy to fully understand or apply. But it
is none-the-less absolutely true.
There is no global
advocate for world peace on this earth but me. There are many who advocate
peace for women's equality, civil rights, justice, freedom, and who confront
racial prejudice and hatred between humans and the never ending pain and
suffering brought about by predatory sociopathic acts and apathy in many
local arenas as do I. But many people do acts of charity as Americans
but maintain their prejudice against non Christians. Many Christians who
do much good still maintain their racial and gender bias. Christian Americans
supported slavery and committed genocide against the Native Americans.
The Catholic church denies women the rank of Cardinal and Pope. America
stinks of gender bias against women as does the entire world human society.
Only I have a global vision that encompasses all these worthy ranks of
peace and world peace advocates. There is only one person who has taken
the name WorldPeace. Within my advocacy all are included. I embrace all
but I belong to no organization. To become a member of any group, one
is required to take on an air of elitism and exclusiveness and with it
prejudice and judgment and their undeniable manifestations of pain and
suffering and apathy within the world human society based on unsupportable
groundless core racial, religious, national and gender prejudice and bias.
will never accept the ridiculous argument (lie) that there is an inherent
difference among humans in the world society based on race, religion,
nationality or gender (which is the most debilitating and destructive
impediment to peace and world peace). I will never accept that we cannot
increase the peace. I reject fundamentalist Christian apathy that accepts
pain and suffering while they wait on Jesus to return (from where I do
not know); a Jesus, who advocated a proactive love day to day, moment
to moment. The reality of Jesus is that he is ever present. He went nowhere.
I may well be speaking to the deaf. But that will not discourage me from
trying to make a difference because I know that at the end of this life
all I have will be taken from me and I will exit this reality with only
my acts and omissions to present to an all inclusive God. Let those who
have ears, hear. Let those who have eyes, see.
Barak Obama's election
was a miracle. With his election as President of the United States a window
to the Third Millennium has opened. The time of the last of the CroMagnon/Neanderthal
presidents has passed from the scene of American politics.
about all these children of the Third Millennium connected on the internet; from all over the world.
World peace has a chance. This is my audience. This generation. Not the
brain dead, apathetic, cynical, war mongering baby boomers who in the
60's were politically motivated but who soon after the Vietnam War ended
sold out like their parents for the traditional materialistic American
world vision; nor their children. The baby boomers who learned nothing
from Vietnam and who not only said or did nothing but also endorsed another
unwinnable devasting conflict as George Bush began an ongoing war in Iraq
and Afghanistan based on lies like "weapons of mass destruction"
and a Saddam/Osama conspiracy: where George has undeniably caused the
killing and pain and suffering of more Iraqis and Americans than Saddam
ever thought of harming. Saddam who we executed after a farcical show
trial. George Bush sowed the wind and we now live in the whirlwind of
a potential American and world economic meltdown, the ongoing ripple effect
of two wars and a planet which is about to rebel at the destruction of
the virus that is apathetic human beings with insatiable materistic demands.
It is the grand children of the baby boomers
who are the first true digital natives and to whom the dream of a more
just, sane and ecologically sustainable world in the Third Millennium
belongs. This is why I intend to live to be 100. I must see how this new
generation matures and turns out. And God willing maybe I can be a part
of their destiny.
No doubt I am not the only one of my peers
awakened to and committed to supporting these children and the hope of
peace and world peace they promise. But none are more committed than myself.
I never left the political antiwar pro civil justice mindset of the 60's
while at the same time refusing to participate in the drug underside of
the social change of the 60's that is fueling death and chaos, pain and
suffering as those same American baby boomers buy illegal drugs from south
of the United States' border and heroine grown in that other Bush war
zone of Afghanistan. An opium economy which even the sociopathic Taliban
are sane enough to see as an evil even darker than their world vision
but who cultivate it to finance their rebellion and anarchy.
The level of peace and world peace in the
world human society at any particular moment is in part the sum of all
the human random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty! We cannot
create world peace much less a perfect peace because the nature of this
reality is change and a perfect peace is absolute stagnation. But we can
increase the peace. That we can do. That is all I am advocating.
A New Millennium has begun.
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act of peace increases the overall level of peace in the world society.
Chanting world peace increases one's consciousness of it. Writing
world peace enshrines the concept. Meditating on world peace brings
illumination. Praying for world peace seeds it within the social
fabric. Wearing a world peace insignia of any kind transforms one
into a point of light for world peace. Thinking world peace will
All we are saying is
give peace a chance.
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The world is one nation
and humanity its citizens.
WorldPeace is One
Until we write world peace
as one word,
it will continue to be two things.
When peace becomes
WorldPeace will become our reality
is an alternative mindset to war called world peace that will change
and uplift the human race if we have the determination to demand it."
eye for an eye
will make the whole world blind"
WorldPeace is a journey,
not a destination.
I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching
Or cool one pain
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
The structure of WorldPeace
cannot be the work of one man or one political party or one nation. It
must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of the whole world.
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A Thousand Cranes for Peace
Sadako Sasaki died of Leukemia at age 12 as a result of the atomic bomb
that was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1948. In the hopes of getting
well, she began her prayers of folding 1000 origami cranes. She wrote
of her cranes: ' I will write Peace on your wings and you will fly
all over the world.'. Sadako died before she completed her goal.
The rest of the world has taken up the prayer of folding origami cranes
This is our cry. This is
Peace in the World !
by William Ernest Henley
Out of the night that
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch
I have not winced or cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place
of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.
It matters not how
strait the gate.
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.
by Theodore Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts;
nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where
the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who
is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat
and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again
and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings;
who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends
himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end, the triumph
of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails
while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those
cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make
dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and
keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
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by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid
the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the
dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and agressive
persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with
others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as
your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is
a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution
in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let
this not blind you to what virtue there is: many persons strive for
high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially,
do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face
of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take
kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things
of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of
fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with
yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less that the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here. and whether or not it is clear
to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be
at peace with God, whatever you conceive God to be, and whatever your
labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with
your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still
a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
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