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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Help Save Our World

Help Save Our world:
Thank you madam toast master.
Fellow Toast Masters and welcome guests.
Tonight I call upon all of you as aspiring leaders of our generation to
help save our world.
What a wonderful opportunity as mature responsible adults of our time to
take up the reigns of the wild horse of life and ride it on to Shangri-La.

Each one of you has a special skills which we need to save our world,
combined with the fact that you becoming great communicators. If we work
together we can help save our world for our children, and all other voiceless
ones. I am sorry for all of you but complacency will not do. If we do not act
now it will be too late.
Humanity as the dominant species and the biggest consumers of energy is
the most powerful life force on this planet; however humanity chose a long time
ago to live abstract disconnected lives – from the natural wisdom of nature and
the universe.

This has resulted in the destruction of many, natural life giving
systems, that sustain our lives; bringing our species and many others to the
precipice of extinction. We stand at the moment of truth in the modern history
of mankind.
And we are the people who get to choose: Extinction or life? To jump, or to turn around - finding our way back to a natural healthy way of life and create a new Shangri-La for our children?

Many say that it is too late to save our world: To them I say it is only
too late when all life is not viable on this planet anymore; which will come
soon enough if we do not decide to change now.
Then there are religious believers who have been conditioned to believe
that god will save them. This is our home. The atmosphere is the womb of mother earth that gives
us life. Surely we must choose to live in harmony with our mother.
And learn what is wrong with our life styles and teach others to change
their way of life?

Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world” and I agree we
must start with ourselves. We must
change our ways of thinking and behaving and thus change our world.
However, because of the centralization of power it has become imperative
that we hold our government’s war machines corporations, to the same values and
beliefs we hold ourselves to; because they are marauding on at an accelerated
rate, killing our planet, creating unnatural imbalance and systems that are
just making us more sick and unhealthy.

I think of agribusiness, out of control with its plowing, fertilizers,
herbicides and pesticides; washing away our life giving topsoil and poisoning
and killing many forms of life on the land our rivers and oceans. We need to
hold them in check, or change their directions. Wall Street greed is out of
control and is driving us all into poverty and devastating nature in the
process. Today there are marches to “Occupy Wall Street” to stop the
devastation. We must join them.
The problem with protests and revolutions is that when the dust settles
seldom do the people have an idea of what is the best path to take, so the same
old institutions and rulers take over and we begin the rollercoaster ride
We need to have a plan and an idea of what needs to change and that is what
I have been teaching in previous speeches and will be published in my books.

To change the direction of our life force to recreate the balances of
nature and life that has been upset. We need to spread out on the land and learn once again to live in
harmony with our family in small communities. Grow our own food. Let the rivers flow and learn to live once again in harmony with nature. And most importantly teach our children how to live in
harmony with nature, for they are our future. Our education system must focus on education on living in harmony with nature.

The first thing we have to do is to imagine the world we want to live
in. For me it is an attainable utopia a Shangri-La, just like the place I grew up in.
Some say that it is not possible to live in a utopia, I say let’s at
least try to attain it. And I know from personal experience it is possible. It
was the world I was born into in Africa.

This reminds me of a great man and his wife. He died while trying to
teach what I venture to teach. He like many people who have ventured to try and
bring common sense to our world paid the ultimate price. In his words:
Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one
Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world
You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one

John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

My fellow toast masters and guests I call upon you to consider your
future and the futures of our children and all of nature, to change your way of
life, and force the powerful economic forces of our country to change
direction. By joining me and others on the same path to help save our world,
and lead the miss guided horse of humanity to Shangri-La.