Tonight I watched a very inspiring documentary on the work that one
individual undertook. It was about a guy called Jeremy Gilley who
went around the world talking to dignitaries and peace laureates
striving to create a one-day global day of peace and ceasefire. And
no matter what obstructions he came across, or what difficulties he
faced, he kept going. And eventually his dream was manifested into
reality when the UN agreed to declare the day on 21 Sept.
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One of the messages I got from watching this documentary... is that
dreams begin with an individual. And no matter how seemingly
impossible or difficult it may seem to translate into reality, with
persistence, change can happen. We just have to keep trying and
never give up hope!
Here are a couple of nice quotes by Sri Chinmoy on this topic:
"Never give up hope, hope ultimately succeeds"
"Keep trying, keep crying, keep smiling.
Someday peace will definitely tell you,
"I am coming, I am coming."
"Do you want to change the world? Then change yourself first.
Do you want to change yourself? If so, remain completely silent
Inside the silence-sea."
"I always cherish a dream
And that dream is the dream
I always cherish a reality
And that reality is the reality
[quotes above are unofficial]