Sunday, October 31, 2010

Peace is… (Definitions From Around The World)

Story III

It’s been a real joy for me to witness all of the positive feedback and comments that people have been sending in regarding my latest ‘Global Art Attack’!!! Over the last week, I have received five more ‘PEACE’ definitions/poems/stories/statements that I will be sharing with you today. Like, right now!!!

This creative poem came from Washington in the US of A! Diana and I cross paths, occasionally, on Facebook and I always enjoy her positivity. Diana also participated in my first global art attack “Peaceflowers From Around The World” .

One of my fellow Canadians, Rick Beneteau, has been a peace activist for some time. He sent me this poem that he also uses to promote his website Please, check it out!

To date, I’ve received definitions/poems from many places in Southern Ontario and across Canada, as well as a number of the states. I’ve been waiting to see if anyone from a different continent would join in so that I could say that this art attack has gone global… and it just did!

Ivonne Petrovich sent in this definition for the word peace… or paz, as it is said in Puerto Rico. I asked a librarian how I could translate this definition and she told me about a special website that will translate any language into any language – not perfectly, of course, but within reason. Ivonne’s definition (loosely translated) means – Peace is the projection of the pure interior results of your work.

When Trisha sent me her poem about peace, relationships and understanding I was very grateful. When I was selecting an image to use for the background for her words I thought that this ‘super-mass-consciousness’ dude would work well. It makes it seem that the poem is being spoken by humanity to the Earth and this connection made me feel that I had made the right choice.

Shelley’s simple yet profound statement really struck a chord with me. I became inspired to use this opportunity to focus viewer’s attention on a subject of great importance in today’s world. 35 000 children under the age of five die of starvation and malnutrition every single day the Earth completes a 24 hour rotation. This enormous problem could become a defining characteristic of our global civilization… but I’m hoping that with more ‘peace and understanding’ that our ability to change in response to this crisis will be what we become known for, instead!

Thanks to all those who have participated with this project, to date. I’m looking forward to see what else you all have to say about the word ‘PEACE’ in the near future. Submissions can me emailed to me via


PS – And don’t forget about my featured surprises. While supplies last, I’m offering a collectors Peacebus button to all participants!!!!


the Dyhanaverse said...

thanks, Jim, love youre peace activism :) if I might be so bold as to rearrange the words of the translation of the beautiful spanish definition: Peace is the purest projection of your Inner Work

the Dyhanaverse said...

oops, meant to say "resulting from your Inner Work"