Before we begin, mystical and "religious" experiences have been a part of my life in the past and I believe will continue to happen in the future. But this is a discussion about peace through mysticism and peace through work. One of the biggest turn-offs to the general public regarding those that promote peace is that often mysticism comes first and work comes somewhere else down the line. I'd like to see that dynamic reversed and here is why:
If you are not working in a program, event, community group, etc. to promote change then you are not really helping the movement and are in fact a drain on the movement. It is up to us to create a movement that is active, self sustaining and sets and meets specific goals. We must educate those that think being free means not having to pay for anything (to steal a line form Frank Zappa).
So basically how are you bringing Peace to the forefront in your community?
Do you agree with my conclusion that work should come first?
What goals would you like our new group to consider taking on?