Monday, September 19, 2016

PEACE WEEK 2016: DAY 9: FREEDOM- Josh and Judy perform at UD chapel. Deputy Justin Dang, Speaker at all chapels

YAC met at 7:30 and left their thoughts of whom they will make peace with on 9/21 International Day of Peace.

At UD chapel, YAC manager, Ellie G. introduced seniors Judy N. and Josh B. who performed a Whole New World.  Then, Judy introduced our own Oklahoma City County Sheriff, Deputy Justin Dang, our Peace Week, Freedom Day Speaker. 

Deputy Dang shared his personal story of freedom and how he guards it for himself and others.
Global Unity Compassion Games: Mission 9
For Reflection: Before you move on to Mission #9, reflect on yesterday's mission. How was it to identify your own Comfort Zone, and discover places where fear might be holding you within it? How did it feel to identify a fear that you felt capable of sitting with, and working toward overcoming this fear in your Stretch Zone? Do you feel more capable and courageous  to face more of your fears? Share your reflections on the Compassion Report Map!
“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
-Oscar Wilde

Our ninth mission, Agents, is to tune in to the power of our purpose.  Purpose is the experience of being truly alive. It is where our unique gifts meet unwavering clarity about why we are here on this Earth, and what we feel we were born to do. It is the key to a long, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Yet purpose is often difficult for us to identify. In today’s world we are presented with a million choices and a million distractions, and in the midst of this cacophony we may not know where to look to find our purpose. And if you don’t know what your purpose is yet, at whatever age you are, Agents, this is perfectly okay!

The experiencing of one’s purpose is unmistakable; there is nofeeling like it in the world. It is, as some call it, our True North, like the magnetic needle of a compass. Our personal compass does not operate with magnetism, however, but with intuition. An internal, gut feeling that will show us our direction. Our True North points the way, but it is up to us to traverse the mountains and valleys that life presents to us to achieve our goals.

Agents, each of us can learn to recognize and trust our internal True North! The path will not be easy, but it will be the most worthwhile path of all!

In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg will guide us through the mystery and science behind purpose.

Agents, It's Your Turn!

Our mission today, Agents, is to reflect back on a time where we felt we were in alignment with our True North, and then do an action today that honors it.

Perhaps you can write a letter to your future self as a reminder of what your True North might be. You can even write a letter to your younger self, offering guidance and wisdom that you feel would have been useful to you at that age. You can spend time with an activity that you feel is aligned with your purpose, or share the experience with another. Maybe you want to write down ideas that have been calling to you for some time as the first step in acting toward them.

What we need today more than ever, Agents, are people who are awake to their purpose and are fully alive. This is undoubtedly good for our Global Village, and for the One Human Family!

As you reveal the power of purpose, remember to report your experiences on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others around the world!
Good luck, Agents!

P.S. If you wish to do so you can support the work of the United Religion's Initiative, our featured Champion of Compassion, to spread their remarkable work toward global unity with others!

View All Past Missions!

It's never too late to revisit past or missed missions to find inspiration for igniting compassion and unity for the world!

UN's Sustainable Development Goal:

Quality Education

Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. It also aims to provide equal access to affordable vocational training, to eliminate gender and wealth disparities, and achieve universal access to a quality higher education.
Providing Quality Education for all is one of 17 Global Goals that make up the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve the global unity that we seek.

Learn more about the targets for this Goal here.