To All Global Souls:
“Imagine the Dalai Lama carrying the Olympic torch past the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet – or anywhere else along the torch relay route. That is my dream, my vision. A vision that represents the Olympic spirit of peace and will instill hope for all people around the world.
On 08/08/08, the Olympic torch will reach Beijing to start the 2008 Olympics. On its journey around the planet, the torch will be taken to the top of Mount Everest. This will be the largest physical feat in the history of the torch. The opportunity to create the largest humanitarian act in the history of the torch also exists; having
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the country that is the focal point of so much criticism going into these Olympic Games could also lay claim to giving hope to the world with this gesture during the Olympic truce.
I have been quietly planting the seeds of this humanitarian dream all over the world with corporate, civic and government leaders for several years. Everyone I have shared the idea with has warmly embraced it. To dream the impossible dream and see it in reality is now facing moral courage versus shareholder value. Now is the time for people to unite so the tears of hope and the joy of laughter will water the seeds which have been planted, enabling them to grow. The collective consciousness represented by this petition can be the tipping point of hope.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream; a dream we dream together is reality” (Yoko Ono). So to all of you that are longing to see a conflict symbolic of the history of man begin to be resolved in the setting of the Olympics, speak out and sign the petition. Let the International Olympic Committee the sponsors and the Beijing Organizing committee of the 2008 Olympic Games hear our united voice”.
Steve Varon, Farmer of Hope