It was while watching "What the Bleep Do We Know?" that the Five Minute Peace Plan came to me. I participated in the August, 1987, Harmonic Convergence that called peace minded folk to come together where ever they were to pray for peace, meditate for peace, work for peace, talk for peace, cooperate for peace, play for peace. This was one day many years ago and there have been many other calls for peace. Groups have requested that individuals set aside a specific time one specific day a month or week or when ever. I have participated in all of them that I have come across.
Being in a one-day-at-a-time life style, it made sense that I should add peace to my daily schedule and perhaps others would join me as well. Once the idea was formed the words quickly found their way on to the paper. For several weeks now I have been emailing this idea to all kinds of individuals, groups, and businesses. Please share this peace plan with any one you wish. I visualize that for every 5 minute segment there are lots of people being peace. As we say here in Iowa, "It can't hurt!"
FIVE MINUTE PEACE PLAN
It's easy to be caught up in today's world problems. We are constantly reminded of terrorism, abuse, and greed. And, we don't have to look far to see their results.
Have you ever felt powerless over what's happening around you? It's easy to feel like that. What can one person do when so many others are acting crazy and insane? How can one person possibly do anything that could affect a change anywhere? It's hopeless for one person to do anything that might make a difference. Or, is it?
In the summer of 1993, a group of individuals was brought to Washington, D.C. to see if they could lower the city's crime rate. They were not given guns or weapons of any kind. They were not sent out on the streets to face the insanity. They did not get on the telephone or television and yet what they did do was so affective that it measurably reduced Washington, D.C.'s crime rate by 25%.
The D.C. police chief had stated before the group began their effort that it would take two feet of snow in July to lower the crime rate 25%.