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Masami Saionji Japon

Why do I care about climate

I care because I have always heard the voice inside me saying, I want to contribute to the world! I want to be of service to others! I want to live with gratitude! I want to feel at one with the land, the trees, the mountains, and the oceans! In fact, whether you have taken notice or not, this inner voice is speaking to each of us. It is the divine spark that resides in our heart - the source of our life power and the guide to our happiness.

 

We need to start seeing ourselves as citizens of Earth and the universe. We need to return to a deeper awareness that each individual is a sublime, noble spirt - a divine spark of the universe. I can clearly state from my own experience that this is absolutely true. It is just that we have forgotten it. We fell into a path of ignorance when we deserted our spiritual nature and began devoting ourselves to materialism.

 

The fundamental cause of climate change and environmental destruction is human greed for material abundance and our fear of scarcity. I believe that most of the world’s problems could be solved, if instead of focusing on the outer world, each of us chose to live a truly flourishing life by accessing the infinite resources within us - our innate love, compassion, joy, wisdom and vitality.

 

Governments and experts alone cannot save the Earth. The task is up to the individual global citizens who have awakened to their divine spark and the oneness of all life. We human beings seldom transform ourselves overnight. But if every one person takes a step forward it will surely influence others. Starting with just one step, let us make up our minds to inspire ourselves to care, and inspire the world to take action.

 

May Peace Prevail on Earth

Chairperson

The World Peace Prayer Society

The Goi Peace Foundation

Byakko Shinko Kai

Masami Saionji is the Chairperson of three organizations : The World Peace Prayer Society, The Goi Peace Foundation, and Byakko Shinko Kai. A native of Japan and a descendant of the Royal Ryukyu Family of Okinawa, she continues the work of her adoptive father, Masahisa Goi, who initiated a movement for world peace through the universal prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth. As a spiritual leader and lecturer, she has touched thousands of people’s lives through her guidance and inspiration. She travels globally on speaking tours, and has led peace ceremonies in many countries as well as at the United Nations and other international organizations. She is the author of 35 books including The Golden Key to Happiness, You Are the Universe, The Earth Healer’s Handbook, and Vision for the 21st Century. She is also an honorary member of the Club of Budapest.

She was awarded the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize of India along with her husband Hiroo in 2008. She is also the recipient of the 2010 WON Award honoring distinguished women leaders.