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    This message is an invitation for us all to work together to find common ground and support each other in moving beyond the usual stories and embracing the beauty of what is here beyond our usual conflicts.



    Here is the first video in the Common Ground series



    Please post your ideas and repsonses bellow and any other videos you believe will inspire common ground and world peace.


    With Love and Gratitude,

    Hale
    Last edited by hale dwoskin; 11-27-2010, 02:00 PM.
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  • #2
    This Creativity of peace is so great and so inspiring. Thank you for posting this!
    This reminded me of Bosnia.
    In the middle of war (between bullets and mortars) in my country was held first Film Festival. (Today this Film Festival is one of the best in Europe) and Beauty contest (we had miss of surrounded Sarajevo)

    Also there were many other activities which survived till todays day.

    Although it was war, peace was more present all the time....
    Last edited by Minja; 11-24-2010, 10:33 AM.
    Do what you do when you are doing it, and don't do what you are not doing when you are not doing it!

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    • #3
      I just managed to see the first video with Hale, Common Ground discussion. This is great idea!This Common Ground was very present in my country during the war and till todays days

      Do what you do when you are doing it, and don't do what you are not doing when you are not doing it!

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      • #4
        this was so inspirational. IMAGINE IF THERE COULD BE PEACE BETWEEN NATIONS?

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        • #5
          Hmmmm very nice vids, thank you! and just a little 'letting go' of those deep rooted emotions and why they're there is always benefical and joyous, along with the fantastic creativity we come up with, together, and its quick, gentle and usually fun too. Thanks again ....everyone!!

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          • #6
            Common ground is our feelings.....as the girls say in the vids, even though we may have different religion, race, gender, age, language, for example...we experience those same feelings and needs, no matter where we are in the world. We have the perfect resource that can reveal more of those higher feelings now....... :-)

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            • #7
              I just couldn't help to think about what would be the common ground with those who train themselves in terrorist camps or military special forces. They would probably like to blow up both sides who get along so "shamelessly" good as in this video. Of course we can find a lot of common ground between nations, but with certain individuals, could it be possible?
              But then, the main question is not the common ground outside, but rather what we think on the inside. And if everything is harmonious and loving there, those individuals are like some mythological beings who just couldn't exist at all in our world.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                this was so inspirational. IMAGINE IF THERE COULD BE PEACE BETWEEN NATIONS?
                Yes there can. Together as we all let go it can and will happen.
                Love,
                Hale

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                • #9
                  It’s nice to remember that we can’t have a feeling without a story creating it, no story, no feeling. Our stories are wonderful allowing us to feel so many different feelings and add so much variety to this game we call life.

                  Most of the time we take these stories so seriously, that we think they are real and get ourselves trapped in them. If we could remember when we were children, we knew we were just making up the stories and they weren’t real. Our stories served the purpose for the moment and once we were done with that moment, we let that story go and created a new one.

                  Remember playing as children, I’m the good guy and you’re the villain this time and we would play and have so much fun and then change rolls the next time around. We were so serious while playing but when it was done, we remembered we were just playing.

                  I know that what we have been feeling, feels so real, but remember, they are just stories, no more real than any other story we could create about a particular event. Let's try to see the event from a different view point and this will help us create a new story of the event. As we’ve heard before, put ourself in the other persons shoes, that will give us some insights on creating a new story.

                  The easiest way to achieve happiness is to realize;
                  We are not who you think you are, We only experience life through who we think we are.

                  The answers to Who Am I?, Why Am I Here? Are just beliefs and thoughts. Rather than let automatic programming determine the answers to those questions, deliberately chose the beliefs to answer those questions. Remember the answers to those questions will change. The only ultimate truth, is that there is no ultimate truth, just Beliefs & Stories (B.S. for short).
                  You can create a belief in the present moment that will be your truth, until you decide to create a new truth.

                  Don’t hold onto old beliefs just because you think it is a truth, it’s just a belief.

                  Let's write a new story.
                  Last edited by stevedahl; 11-27-2010, 03:45 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Fred. Thanks for your comments which you care enough to write about and deeper than that is the love of the people such as those in the video :-) What youve written is correct with the knowledge and experience you have at that time of writing.
                    What if there was another who had knowledge and experience beyond what has been written for a real solution? Woud we be open to that? With those military that "train themselves", if they are "trained" can they be untrained? If genetics or genes are a cause, that would be upto the genetic scientist to solve. With "what we THINK inside".....there is a quote "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." Lao Tzu. Did Lao Tzu know and experience something we did not? Was there a mind that could be still to not think? Did he have that mind so he could write that quote? Did he pass on those teachings? We wont really know unless we experience those teachings, not just be told about them. Maybe thats where the solution is, a solution that also has an inner sense of reality with heightened awareness for peace and all the other higher emotions !!??

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kate View Post
                      Hi Fred. Thanks for your comments which you care enough to write about and deeper than that is the love of the people such as those in the video :-) What youve written is correct with the knowledge and experience you have at that time of writing.
                      What if there was another who had knowledge and experience beyond what has been written for a real solution? Woud we be open to that? With those military that "train themselves", if they are "trained" can they be untrained? If genetics or genes are a cause, that would be upto the genetic scientist to solve. With "what we THINK inside".....there is a quote "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." Lao Tzu. Did Lao Tzu know and experience something we did not? Was there a mind that could be still to not think? Did he have that mind so he could write that quote? Did he pass on those teachings? We wont really know unless we experience those teachings, not just be told about them. Maybe thats where the solution is, a solution that also has an inner sense of reality with heightened awareness for peace and all the other higher emotions !!??


                      Hi Kate,

                      When "the universe surrenders", the question is, is it really the universe surrendering, or only our own perception? Like a noisy radio station "surrendering" and getting quiet when we turn the dial away from that frequency? We have moved our reception away, but is it still there, as we think it should be? Maybe it is. But it is equally possible that it isn't. Todays quantum physics suggests that it is the observer who makes all the difference and when the observer is not watching the particles to take form, their place could be filled with waves of infinite possibilities.
                      Last edited by Fred; 11-27-2010, 05:27 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Sweet ! Thanks Fred !!

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                        • #13
                          Nice posts everyone! When wanting to find common ground is the only thing two people can find in common. It is still a success. They could live in peace with each other. How many people could there be who do not what to find at least that? There is every reason to be optimistic for world peace.
                          Last edited by Chris Woods; 11-28-2010, 09:23 AM.

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                          • #14
                            peace

                            Peace is possible for those who want it! Peace is possible ONLY for those who want it!

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                            • #15
                              Common Ground

                              I love it! It is powerful to step into a feeling of connection and remember how very much we all share!

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