Yoko Ono is an artist, singer, songwriter, musician, filmmaker and peace activist who lives and works in New York City.
In two weeks time, on February 18th, 2011, I will be 78.
I know you are asking many questions on Twitter and elsewhere about what I am really like. It’s something I would love to know, too! One day it will suddenly dawn on us …maybe.
The world situation is too urgent for us now to discuss trivial things, like what I eat for breakfast.
We are at a point in human history when we have to wake up and realize that the only people who can save the world are us.
Every hour that goes by without us doing anything about it affects us, and affects the world that we love so much.
In his State of the Union Speech, President Obama said we should do “big things.” Well, we are already doing the biggest thing anybody in the human history could ever hope for.
Together, we are creating a world of Peace, Love and Freedom, all while the negative forces try their hardest to stop us.
With their power, they want to control the whole world. But we will not let them.
The way we are doing it is by being conscious of the “Power of Togetherness.”
The negative forces do not have that. They are an elitist minority, dipping their heads in arrogant madness.
They always play the same game – using violence, changing laws for their convenience, and seducing us with words to get what they want.
They say if we do things their way, we will all be rich. Well, that’s not happening. It never will. Once there is great wealth, they will want to keep it for themselves.
They also use fear tactics, saying the world will be in a great mess if we don’t do it their way. Well, the world is already in a mess. Why? Because we followed them.
It’s Time for Action. It’s Time for Change.
We, the people of the world, are not dumb. We understand what the “Blue Meanies” are trying to do. We just don’t know how to stop it. And wonder if we can at all.
But we can!
We are doing it.
Take a look at this map. Each dot represents millions and millions of people who are all, right now, thinking of Peace: wishing it, voicing it, and hoping that their dream of peace will become a reality.
The map expresses what my husband John Lennon and I envisioned. I know he is smiling, thinking of how little time it took for all of us to Come Together.
IMAGINE PEACE is a powerful, universal mantra that we should all meditate on.
With it, we will achieve the impossible. Hopefully, without bloodshed.
Look at all the courageous people who are now being hurt in marches and thrown in prisons for no other reason except for carrying “Peace, Love and Freedom” in their hearts and voicing it.
I don’t want you to get hurt. You shouldn’t have to.
7 billion of us, people of the world, have the birthright to live with a healthy mind and body at all times.
You should not even get one scratch on you, and you won’t, if you don’t allow it.
So keep IMAGINE PEACE in your head.
Have a clear picture of where we stand, what we are doing, and where we want to be.
Know that we are connected in our hearts and minds.
Yoko Ono Lennon
3 February 2011
“Imagine all the people living life in peace”
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together is reality”
Yoko Ono Lennon
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