Rehiletes por la Paz

En Discovery se plantaron rehiletes como símbolo de Paz en el Día Mundial de la Paz 2012.

Los rehiletes blancos representan nuestro deseo de alcanzar la paz universal y eterna. Son símbolo de la niñez, la inocencia, la pureza.

En este día mundial de la paz, en Discovery podemos  hacer un río de esperanza, un río de fe, un río de paz. ¿Cómo? No sólo vistiéndonos de blanco sino comprometiéndonos todos y cada uno a intentar ser mejores personas, el Yo mejor que cambie lo que se vive en México y el mundo, el Yo mejor que luche en contra de las injusticias, el Yo mejor que busque hablar en vez de pelear, el Yo mejor que sea más tolerante, el Yo mejor que sea el espejo verdadero de la paz.

Dejamos hoy un testimonio, una imagen imborrable, una palabra que permanece en el viento, todo un mundo de rehiletes que simbolizan la paz. 
 Gandhi dice que no hay camino para la paz sino que la paz es el camino, hoy hacemos tangible ese paso, un camino de promesas y compromisos.

Todo un mundo de rehiletes que con el viento giran y giran en libertad, sin temor. La paz es algo que no debe de esperarse sino buscarse, es el tesoro al final de la lucha y el fin último para que el ser humano pueda ser feliz y vivir libre. Pero, para alcanzarla, tenemos que pensar, decir y, sobre todas las cosas, hacer. Buscar y promover la paz en todas las personas, todos los lugares y todas las cosas. Si hacemos un cambio personal, por fin lo lograremos. Y aquí, en Discovery, lo afirmamos y lo hemos prometido siempre y ahora lo estamos hacienda. Cualquier dificultad se puede solucionar si estamos abiertos al diálogo y a buscar el bien de todos.

Vamos en busca de la paz pues, como dice Jaime Sabines en su poema, no nos podemos quedar sentados esperando a que llegue el día de júbilo y de luz ya que ese día no habrá de llegar jamás. ¿Por qué? Porque ese día ya llegó, es hoy, el día mundial de la paz.

“The Pinwheels for Peace Project

imagine…   whirled peace!
In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word.

Everyday, we are bombarded with television images, video games, music, and magazine articles/newspapers that give importance to conflict and war. Violence has become commonplace and accepted as part of our society and, for some, it is a way of life. It is our hope that through the Pinwheels for Peace project, we can make a public visual statement about our feelings about war/ peace/ tolerance/ cooperation/ harmony/ unity and, in some way, maybe, awaken the public and let them know what we are thinking. 

This is not political. Peace doesn’t necessarily have to be associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind.  To each of us, peace can take on a different meaning, but, in the end, it all comes down to a simple definition: a state of calm and serenity, with no anxiety, the absence of violence, freedom from conflict or disagreement among people or groups of people.

A pinwheel is a childhood symbol – it reminds us of a time when things were simple, joyful, peaceful. A pinwheel is easily made using just about any type of material, from copy paper, to thin plastic, to lightweight metal. The stick of the pinwheel can be as simple as a pencil or as intricate as a carved stick or metal rod. Pinwheels can be made as small as one inch in diameter or as large as desired – limited only by the creator’s materials and motivation. Pinwheels can be minimal or very complex – imagination, creativity (and a mild breeze) are the only variables needed.

Everyone will create pinwheels, pinwheels of all shapes and sizes – as part of the creation process, write your thoughts about “war and peace / tolerance/ living in harmony with others” on one side. The writing can be poetry, prose, haiku, or essay-style – whatever writing form is appropriate as you express yourself. On the other side, draw, paint, collage, etc. to visually express your feelings. Assemble these pinwheels and on International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2009, “plant” your pinwheels outside (at the schools, museum, public places, etc.) as a public statement and art exhibit/installation. The spinning of the pinwheels in the wind will spread thoughts and feelings about peace throughout the country, the world!

Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project started in 2005 by two Art teachers, Ann Ayers and Ellen McMillan, who teach at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, Florida, as a way for their students to express their feelings about what’s going on in the world and in their lives.  The project was quickly embraced by their students and the entire school community and by millions of art teachers, teachers, parents, children and adults who desire peace in our world.”

http://www.pinwheelsforpeace.com

The International Day of Peace was first established in 1981 by a resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session every September.

In 2001 the resolution 55/282 was strengthened to make date September 21 the official date annually. It was voted unanimoiusly. International peace Day is meant to be a day of nonviolence and cease-fire.

Today, on International Peace Day there are many celebrations and peace marches to honor world peace in cities and countries worldwide.

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