The European Human Forum; the song of the New Humanity continues to spread...
From 35 countries of the world they came to Barcelona, to the First European Human Forum of the Alliance. They were mostly from European countries but there were people from the Americas, and from Asia and Africa. Nationalities did not matter beyond the need for statisticians as those congregated there had a deeper understanding of their humanity than boundaries, cultural diversity and languages define. They were sharing their passion for a new vision of humanity, a new world of hope, where change is possible if one wants it with all the heart, if one shares the love and the intention with others, if we dream together our dream of a better world.
In working groups, dialogs, and plenary, we met. We shared our questions and our partial responses, our doubts, our hopes and enthusiasms. We sang and laughed and met each other in a dimension of human solidarity. The words of Deepak Chopra, Federico Mayor, Vandana Shiva, Satish Kumar, Lynn Taggart, and so many other inspired leaders, from all walks of life, resonated with the voices of all those who participated in the conversations, or formulated new action plans, or gave rise to new groups to continue meeting in the future, beyond the spectacular gathering that was the Human Forum, to share the human resonance, the love field that was generated, there in Barcelona, out of the convergence of so many open hearts.
Prompted by Deepak Chopra each person present took a vow of non violence in their thoughts, speech and actions. Each person decided to ask other people in their lives to join them in taking the vow. The goal then became to create a global movement, which would mobilize 100 million people to make the same commitment.
And even beyond the verbal declaration, within the heart of each one of the 500 participants, whenever they embraced, smiled, laughed or had a tear of deep feeling peek out of their eyes, during a moving moment of the encounter, they were indeed taking the vow silently within the hearts, as they recognized the humanity in each, and our potential to recreate a sustainable, equitable and happy world.
Written by Arsenio Rodriguez