Imagine the world without anger, without greed. We have the power, the tools, the skills and the resources right now to build a peaceful world, where people live in harmony with the Earth and each other. This blog explores ways we are doing just that, one post, one change, one day at a time. Join me. Tell your stories. Ask for help. Spread your ideas for making the vision real and, well, ordinary.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Take a stand to change the course of history


Humanity is on an unsustainable path, headed in a direction that no one wants—and there is limited time to turn things around. At the same time, the solutions and technologies to address this crisis already exist. What is missing is the commitment and will to act. FOUR YEARS. GO. is about generating that will.

No matter how many times I watch this video, it never fails to shock, awe and inspire. Take a couple of minutes to watch it, and if you've seen it before, perhaps you'll have the same experience I have had. Better than anything I can say, this video explains why I pin my hopes to the work of all of us at Four Years.Go. Yes, I'm involved now, doing what I can.

Learn more about Four Years.Go. and consider making a commitment to help galvanize "the collective will that makes this new dream the guiding principle of our time by the end of 2014." What will you be committing to? Here's the language from the Four Years.Go. web site.

I stand for a new dream ~
A Thriving, Just and Sustainable
Way of Life for All.
I am committed to galvanizing the collective will that makes this new dream the guiding principle of our time by the end of 2014.
This is my vow to myself and all beings.
As an expression of my participation, I will:
✥ Communicate with others and invite them to join in this commitment
✥ Adopt lifestyle practices and take actions consistent with my stand
✥ Educate myself about the issues and solutions
✥ Create my own form of participation

That's it. You decide how you will participate. I participate primarily by continuing the work of these blogs and by changing my daily habits, one conscious choice at a time. I also work with the people of Four Years.Go. and support the work of other organizations that are working to achieve similar goals.

How you participate is entirely up to you. The important thing is that we begin to work together in such numbers that positive change--reaching a tipping point toward sustainability, fairness and justice for all human beings--is inevitable.

We've got four years, maybe less, maybe a little more. After that, we may have moved too far beyond the tipping point the other way to save our civilization from the effects of irreversible climate change. That's not all of course. There's a lot of evil done in the pursuit of satisfying greed and the lust for power, and it seems to be getting worse. That's got to tip the other way too.

Will you join me?

We make peace in a million small ways every day.
All text and images, unless otherwise noted, copyright L. Kathryn Grace. All rights reserved.


Hayden said...

Read the bullets. Guess I'm on path and have been for a couple years!

Janna Qualman said...

Incredible! It really puts things into perspective, doesn't it?

I've found you through various links. Wishing you the best! :)

Kathryn Grace said...

Hayden, yes you have. I give gratitude every day for the vital work you are doing.

Janna, Welcome, and thank you for your good wishes.

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