The Multidimensional Experience
Universal Peace Covenant
Peace is the breath of our spirit.
It wells up from within the depths of our being to refresh, to heal, to
Peace is our birthright.
Its eternal presence exists within us as a memory of where we have come
from and as a vision of where we yearn to go.
Our world is in the midst of change.
For millennia, we have contemplated, reasoned, and practiced the idea of
peace. Yet the capacity to sustain peace eludes us. To transcend the
limits of our own thinking we must acknowledge that peace is more than
the cessation of conflict. For peace to move across the face of the
earth we must realize, as the great philosophers and leaders before us,
that all people desire peace. We hereby acknowledge this truth that is
universal. Now humanity must desire those things that make for peace.
We affirm that peace is an idea whose time has come.
We call upon humanity to stand united, responding to the need for peace.
We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for
peace. We call upon each family to generate and nurture peace within the
home. We call upon each nation to encourage and support peace among its
citizens. We call upon each leader, be they in the private home, house
of worship or place of labor, to be a living example of peace for only
in this way can we expect peace to move across the face of the earth.
World Peace begins within ourselves.
Arising from the spirit peace seeks expression through the mind, heart,
and body of each individual. Government and laws cannot heal the heart.
We must transcend whatever separates us. Through giving love and
respect, dignity and comfort, we come to know peace. We learn to love
our neighbors as we love ourselves bringing peace into the world. We
hereby commit ourselves to this noble endeavor.
Peace is first a state of mind.
Peace affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which
leads to personal happiness. Self-direction promotes inner peace and
therefore leads to outer peace. We vow to heal ourselves through
forgiveness, gratitude, and prayer. We commit to causing each and every
day to be a fulfillment of our potential, both human and divine.
Peace is active, the motion of silence, of faith, of accord, of service.
It is not made in documents but in the minds and hearts of men and
women. Peace is built through communication. The open exchange of ideas
is necessary for discovery, for well-being, for growth, for progress
whether within one person or among many. We vow to speak with sagacity,
listen with equanimity, both free of prejudice, thus we will come to
know that peace is liberty in tranquillity.
Peace is achieved by those who fulfill their part of a greater plan.
Peace and security are attained by those societies where the individuals
work closely to serve the common good of the whole. Peaceful coexistence
between nations is the reflection of man's inner tranquillity magnified.
Enlightened service to our fellowman brings peace to the one serving,
and to the one receiving. We vow to live in peace by embracing truths
that apply to us all.
Living peaceably begins by thinking peacefully.
We stand on the threshold of peace-filled understanding. We come
together, all of humanity, young and old of all cultures from all
nations. We vow to stand together as citizens of the Earth knowing that
every question has an answer, every issue a resolution. As we stand,
united in common purpose, we hereby commit ourselves in thought and
action so we might know the power of peace in our lifetimes.
Peace be with us all ways. May Peace Prevail On Earth.
Created from October to April 1997, the Universal Peace Covenant
is the result of spiritual collaboration. People from all walks of life, several
religious beliefs and nationalities, diverse occupations, all races, as
young as seventeen and as old as seventy-five, came together with the
intention of creating a timeless document that would accurately reflect
humanity's hope, challenge, and destiny.
Created in 1997 by faculty & students of the School of Metaphysics
Dr. Barbara Condron
Dr. Daniel Condron
Dr. Laurel Clark
Dr. Pam Blosser
Dr. Sheila Benjamin
Dr. Al Rohrer
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