What is the first image that comes into mind when you think of Peace? How would you create Peace? Who does it involve? Where shall it take place?
My mind started rotating around the concept of Peace, mostly because it sounds a big word that en-globes many meanings, and partly because I work for an International Organization whose’s mandate is exactly to Instill/Build Peace in the Minds of Women and Men, Globally. Given the world-wide reach & extension of the word and its actions, I wanted to make sure I understood it correctly.
Firstly, I watched the documentary Peace One Day (highly-recommended), where the author, Jeremy Gilley, takes us on a world tour, filming-step by step- his battle for having a Global Ceasefire Day recognized precisely on 21 September of each year (21 as we are in the XXI Century- Editor’s Note) when the World would stop fire, violence and tensions and observe this day, as a Global Symbol for the Hopeful Continuation of Peace. A United Nations General Assembly Resolution was already in place for the Celebration of an “International Day of Peace” (A/RES/36/67) dated 30 November 1981, declaring
“The third Tuesday of September, the opening day of the regular session of the General Assembly, shall be officially dedicated and observed as the International Day of Peace and shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples”
but Jeremy wanted to have it on 21 September of each year. His stubbornness and determination paid off.
My take-aways from the documentary were basically four: keep the Dialogue on, be Open, Be determined and Be a Realist Dreamer.
After watching the documentary, I started reflecting on my idea of Peace, combined with Happiness I would admit.
These were my ideas, all scattered but comprehensible, in an image collage:
As you see, I see Peace & Happiness in the company of Friends & Celebrating Friends, in Traveling, in dancing & acting, in enjoying Music and singing myself, in Swimming and in Writing, Inspire or Getting Inspired by others.
Moreover, I am a huge fan of God, and a firm believer, which I so dee