Monday, October 13, 2014

Photos and thoughts from the Peoples Climate March New York City 9/21/2014

Dear Friends,

Thousands of us marched together (310,000 by one estimate) through the streets of New York City.  Jean went with me on a chartered bus from Philadelphia.  She had to leave the march early.  It was a last minute decision after she watched the documentary Disruption.  I recommend everyone see it.  Her husband Peter stayed behind so she could go.  They were my gracious hosts during my stay in Philly. 

At the end of the march one person I sat next to wondered what we accomplished.  Superficially there was nothing of substance to show for it in the moment except good vibes.  That can be enough to change the course of history.  What we focus on collectively we create especially if the motivation and intention is for the greater good.  It is all about energy and how we choose to use it.  Are you impelled by your highest aspiration and hope or your greatest fear?  From our fears we go to war, from love we lend a helping hand.

One other thing I did was call the Quaker meeting I attend to share in the experience just after I knew it had ended.  It was only on 10/12/ 14 that I learned Cathy had been led to share several of my earlier calls during the course of the meeting (a four hour time difference).  She was away from her cell phone when I called at the beginning of the march.    

When one is doing what one is supposed to be doing in the Divine Plan one is affirmed in that in some quite remarkable ways.  I was glad I went rather than "count the cost" and stay at home.

Love to fault declines always is to joy inclined, lawless winged and unconfined, breaks all chains from every mind.
William Shakespeare

Our duty as men and women, is to proceed as if limits to our ability did not exist.  We are collaborators in creation.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Peace Rider

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