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Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men

Distinguished guests and dear friends, good afternoon.

Welcome to the 2014 International Forum on the Awakening of Conscience on the International Day of Peace. Each year on this day, the United Nations urges a worldwide ceasefire and invites all governments, organizations, and people around the world to honor this day of peace through raising awareness and educating the public. It is evident that peace is essential for the continued existence of the human race. Today, prominent leaders from all circles have gathered here to provide wise and conscientious suggestions for the public, the nation, and the world. This is our collective honor and blessings.

Peace is the common aspiration of all people, and love is the driving force for the realization of peace. Love originates from the innate kindness and good intentions in every one of us. There will be no peace without love. When inspired by love, we have a heart of gratitude towards the people and things around us. Only through showing respect for ourselves, others, and the environment, can we create a peaceful, well-balanced, and sustainable global village.

The reality we face today is escalating geopolitical tensions, frequent occurrences of natural and man-made disasters, and outbreaks of wars; consequently, people’s hearts are surrounded by anxiety and uncertainty. If we are deterred by our current difficulties, we can easily be defeated by the mounting challenges ahead. We need to open our minds to the messages from our hearts. Through the “awakening of the conscience”in each of us, we listen quietly to the calling in the depth of our souls and bravely do what is right. Then we will be able to find opportunities as we face the challenges before us.

Only a kind heart capable of distinguishing right from wrong can generate the wisdom to resolve conflicts and create a brighter future. When we act according to our conscience in our respective position we can become a hero/heroine, a “superman/superwoman” that helps improve the world’s destiny. Those with the bravery to voice their suggestions and words of conscience today are important helmsmen that guide humankind towards a safe future. Your kind words and good deeds are the cornerstone of the world’s sustainable future.

Let’s work hand in hand to spread positive energies and keep the butterfly effect going so as to create a world of love and peace. 
Once again, thank you for your participation and great support for the movement of An Era of Conscience.

May you all be blessed with good health and great success. Thank you all.

 

Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze
Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men
September 21, 2014