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Touching The Water
August 20, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
What if, for one day, humanity consentrated on the things and people we love and are grateful for?
What if for one day the world forgot the superficial ideas that divide us and remembered the truths that bind us?
What if for one day we forgot about what we are against and consentrated on what we want, what we are for?
We propose a day, August 20, 2016, for the world to gather together as one at the water’s edge and consentrate on the things and people we love. A day without political debate, or religious arguments, or any other divisive motivation. A day devoted to the love and gratitude we all feel and the water we all need.
Participation is relatively simple. All you need do is take some time that day and go physically touch some water close to you while thinking about love and gratitude in whatever way works for you. Last year an estimated 20,000-30,000 people participated world wide. Some held group meditations and prayer sessions, while others had family get to gethers or just took a swim. Heck, you can sit at a desk with your feet in a bucket if that works for you. How you participate isn’t as important as it is that you have fun.
Why do we do this? Despite our motivation for thinking so, the vast majority of us will agree that this world is not what we dream it to be. There is only one way for it to become that dream and that is for us to make it so. First we need to realize we can, that we control our own destiny, and together we can make whatever world we dream up. Joining the mass of humanity in one simple gesture will symbolically join us as one and stimulate the kinds of interactions and understanding we need to shake off the old paradigms of negativity in order to begin building societies based on love and coperation. We don’t need a forced centralization to bring about global unity but a joining of hearts and minds in free choice and love.
We use water for this because of its ubiquitous nature to life. Of course, we, and plants and animals, all need clean water to drink, but it goes deeper than that. All religious traditions use water in their most sacred ceremonies. Not to mention the seemingly magical qualities of water we are just learning through the mysteries of quantum physics. Lets not forget the fact that we are made mostly of water. Simply put, water is life. Besides, who doesn’t love a day at the beach, or lake, or river, or pond….?
August 20, 2016. Touch the Water