This is a day – THE FIRST DAY IN HISTORY!! – dedicated to celebrating and demonstrating our inner oneness and our outer diversity, a day when the greatness of the whole is reflected in the greatness of its parts.
We invite you to join untold thousands of people in cities and villages around the world showing what it means and how great it feels to live in unity, diversity, harmony and compassion. And if we can do it on this shared day, then there is hope that we can do it every day!
What is Oneness?
Oneness is more than a beautiful word. Science increasingly shows it is our true nature – that life is a unified whole with multiple dimensions, each complementing the other. Beyond that, Oneness is the key to peace.
Peace efforts will continue to fail until people embrace humanity’s Oneness, veteran U.N. envoy Anwarul K. Chowdhury, the leading emissary of the U.N. Culture of Peace initiative, said May 20, 2010, on receiving a worldwide appeal to the world body to declare an annual Global Oneness Day recognizing humanity’s inner unity, originally conceived by Humanity’s Team.
“I believe that unless we have that sense of solidarity among the peoples of the world, all our efforts of peace and security will go nowhere,” said Chowdhury, a former undersecretary-general and high representative of the United Nations.
Chowdhury also encouraged Humanity’s Team, which delivered the petition to the United Nations and sees Oneness as embracing God and all life, to work together with other groups to declare a Global Oneness Day, even before the United Nations takes action.
Which is why we declared 24 October 2010 as the first Global Oneness Day – a day intended to inspire awareness, appreciation and celebration of life’s underlying Oneness in the same way that Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness, appreciation and celebration of the earth’s natural environment.
And like Earth Day, Global Oneness Day invites people to bring Oneness into their lives in practical ways, not just conceptually.
These practical demonstrations of Oneness will give people tangible, experiential proof that living in Oneness works. This will, in turn, encourage us all to expand our hopes, beliefs and behaviors so that, a generation from now, humanity will finally realize a dream it has had since time immemorial of a world living in peace, harmony and happiness.
Let’s celebrate together!
People of many different communities, cultures and countries will celebrate our inherent Oneness in Beautiful, diverse and fascinating ways.
How will you celebrate your Oneness in life’s diversity? In a Oneness Circle with friends? A Free Hugs event in a park? A family observance at home?
No matter how, we invite you to give it a try.
Because when you experience Oneness, if even for a moment, you will marvel at how you could ever have imagined yourself to be separate from anyone or anything else.
And it will be an experience you never forget.
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