International initiative supporting UN Climate Change Conference COP24, Katowice 2018
Brahma Kumaris University actively participates in various environmental programs. The core of its activity is an education based on understanding of the connection between consciousness, attitude, vision, action, the state of the natural environment and the world. In 2009 the Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative was created, which focuses on creating a healthier awareness of our relationship with the environment and sharing effective ways for changing our lifestyle – and thus changing the world.
When we see how we are contributing to the increasing threats to humanity as a result of natural, political and social instability, poor quality of life and a crisis of values, we start to understand how great is the need for change. We also become aware of the value of goodness, as a power that contains the energy of transformation. The current state of the world forces us to do something, to take the necessary decision.
That is why we would like to invite everyone, who in their heart is concerned for the welfare of the Earth, our home, to dedicate some of their time, thoughts and energy to share their good wishes and positive thoughts for the Earth, by taking part in the initiative “A Million Good Wishes for the Earth”. We kindly request everyone to generate the energy of good wishes as a gift for the Earth from Sunday, the 16th September, 2018.
It can be done in many ways, such as:
Personal change, such as giving up an addiction, learning positive thinking, changing one’s attitude towards someone or something
Action with this intention and other ways of making a valuable contribution, such as more frequent use of public transport or bicycle, saving energy and water, giving up disposable plastic materials, recycling, vegan/vegetarian diet, educational programs.
‘Be ECO – use EK’
The word ‘EK’ in the Hindi language means one; it also carries the meaning of a point, a fullstop, the essence and completeness. The key principle and the uniqueness of “A Million Good Wishes for the Earth” is to switch on the magical point EK. EK is not a physical point, it’s not a thing or any specific place. It’s a moment, in which I focus my awareness and create, check or change my intention, feelings and attitude to make sure they are pure, good and conscious. EK is a moment of silence before starting any activity. EK is experiencing my inner goodness. EK is about remembering the Source of values, from which I can draw strength and energy and then share these further for the common benefit.
All good wishes for the Earth will be presented during the UN Climate Change Conference COP24 in Katowice, 3-14. December 2018.
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU), with its spiritual headquarters in Mt. Abu, India, comprises a worldwide network of centers in 110 countries and is an international non-governmental organization of the United Nations accredited with General Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC); Associate Status with the Department of Public Information (DPI); Consultative Status with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Observer Status to the United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP; Observer Organization to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); Flagship Member of Education for Rural People (ERP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
www.brahmakumaris.org; www.eco.brahmakumaris.org; www.india-one.net
TYPE OF GOOD WISHES
You can do this by choosing and applying one or several intentions in your life:
3. quiet reflection
4. personal change
5. action with this intention
6. other ways of valuable contribution
Your Gift of good wishes for Earth can be:
– publish on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wishesforearth
– send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
– send via the form (below), entering the type of intention and its short description