Thursday, January 8, 2009

Exchanging Vows

November 7, 2008, at 9:45 am.

Close to 500 people attending a workshop in Barcelona take a vow for non violence in their thoughts, speech and actions.

Inspired by author Deepak Chopra, each person vowed to ask two other other people in their lives to join them in making this commitment.

The goal is to create a global movement, which would mobilize millions of others to make a similar pledge and transform the world in some way.

Last night, this movement spread to my inbox.

Jaded cynics and sarcastic skeptics will likely snicker and sneer at such a courageous effort to step forward and commit to this type of action. However, it takes zero effort or any level of commitment to criticize the efforts of another. Last time we checked, very few statues have been erected to honor the gutless critic.

Personally, I have long admired what Deepak Chopra has been trying to do with his life's work. Beginning in 2004, my copy of Chopra's "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success" has been read and re-read about 400 times. It's one of those rare books, that depending on where you are at on your journey, will reveal different insights about what you can do to achieve success in harmony with natural laws; so that good health, fulfilling relationships, and abundance in every kind imaginable, spring forward in an effortless fashion.

I took the vow this morning.

Will you?

"There is no such word as can't"

JEAN MAXWELL (November 7, 1937 - February 28, 1998)

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