… and that dream is to one day experience mankind coming together to celebrate what we have in common rather than to fight over our differences. We all know that much of the world is a crazy mess right now, but there is a lot of good happening too. I am an avid optimist and I do believe that one day my dream will come true, however to do so, I also think that I need to start walking my talk. I need to get involved instead of waiting for someone else to come along and make it real for me. As the Hopi Elders have been saying for years, “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”
So, what is keeping me from getting involved in campaigns that have a focus on my dream? Procrastination. I know procrastination serves no purpose. Taken to its extreme, it leaves no way out – what I keep pushing away to do tomorrow will eventually be in my face, staring me down like the rattlesnake I recently met on a dusty trail –
A journey within to confront
this affliction reminds me of an adventure in my outside world. If I could walk over broken glass and snap an arrow resting on my throat
then I would certainly be able to climb up and over Mount Procrastination’s jagged peaks of fear and doubt. I would be capable of pushing the publish button for this blog today and putting myself out there to ask for your support in fulfilling my dream.
Still wavering, I take a deep cleansing breath and am suddenly reminded of all the wonderful people I have met here in Blog-ville. Reading your awe-inspiring, funny, poignant, sometimes sad and tearful tales about how you navigate through life’s ups and downs with such passion, determination, and dignity quells my pounding heart, reminding me further of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
With my bravery now restored, I will be silent no more. I am kicking all procrastination aside and taking Dr. King at his word…
I invite you to join me, with others from around the world, for the first global OnePeople Day on Saturday, the 21st of September 2013, when we will join hands in celebration of our shared heritage – being human – OnePeople – regardless of race, color, or creed.
If this event speaks to you, please gather in your own small circle of family, friends, and co-workers or join hands and hearts with a larger group in your area.
Thank you for listening and being instrumental in making my dream a reality. I look forward to meeting you.
P.S. Send your event photos directly to OnePeople afterwards to be posted to their website or to me at dgweidner[at]gmail[dot]com for forwarding.