Peace Through Music

musicI’m working on a couple posts about the United Nations and whether it’s effective in bringing the contending nations of the world together. They should be done in a day or so but I wanted to immediately share a marvelous musical experience that my friend Robin Easton shared with me.

It took ten years to make the video and involved traveling to many different countries. There are about 100 musicians all playing or singing the song, Stand by Me.

The fact that these people were separated by many physical miles didn’t stop them from coming close together to create a wondrous (and rockin’) rendition of the song.

So, sit back, crank up the sound, and indulge yourself in a musical peace fest!

Spiritual Quote:

“The diversity in the human family should be the cause of love and harmony, as it is in music where many different notes blend together in the making of a perfect chord. If you meet those of different race and colour from yourself, do not mistrust them and withdraw yourself into your shell of conventionality, but rather be glad and show them kindness. Think of them as different coloured roses growing in the beautiful garden of humanity, and rejoice to be among them.”
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 53

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6 thoughts on “Peace Through Music

  1. Saw the video and read Robin’s post a few days ago – it was all so touching to say the least.

    It is just so good to know that people like that exist in the world and as for music bringing about peace – most definitely. Music is one of our most powerful mediums for bringing about any change or feeling we want!

  2. Evita,

    Yes! The power of music is profound!! It even carried the creator of the video through ten years of effort to produce what we can now see and hear!!!

  3. The need for reasoning is dramatically reduced and the universe becomes a mystery to be experienced,not a riddle to be solved,it becomes virtually impossible to find anything negative about existence,everything seems absolutely perfect,icluding the sound of music.!

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