Jul
05

HUMAN Independence Day-A Living Legacy of PEACE

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July 4, 2011, I joined the tail end of a 230 mile Walk for Tibet from New York to Washington DC. It was hot, humid and shocking how filthy and spooky the streets right outside the city center were. But we arrived enthusiastically at the White House and were permitted to exercise our free speech in the street out front as were religionists, anti-government protestors and the animated 'legalize weed' crowd. 

 

Incredible Journey- NYC to White House

Incredible Journey- NYC to White House

Tibetan is not one of the languages I speak, although knowing their stories and feeling their fervor I know most Tibetans made pleas for support and liberation of the Tibetans suffering back in the homeland under harsh Chinese rule. Kunga Norbu made a heartfelt request for both Rangzen- Independence- and for all Tibetans to work together to reach their shared goals.

 

In my role as both an American and global citizen I claimed HUMAN Independence Day (going beyond traditional American July 4th). I suggested that the same vision, energy, creativity & collaboration that goes into any effort at gaining independence, be it American or Tibetan, would also be what maintained independence. The same energy and effort had to go into sustaining communities in PEACE using similar features; where

  • P stands for living with Passion and Purpose
  • E stands for injecting Energy into developing Excellence of Character & Skills
  • A stands for taking Action to develop your ideal  
  • C stands for Creativity,  Collaboration with Compassion & Community
  • E stands for Expressing yourself and Enjoying contributing to making a difference

This is how Independence will be maintained by individuals or nations alike whether gained through struggle or by claiming it.  I invite everyone to claim your own Independence Day and be a living example of radiant and proactive PEACE, as our friend Jigme Norbu was. It could be an expression of your Living Legacy too!

 
Donna Claims HUMAN Independence Day

Donna Claims HUMAN Independence Day