I have been inspired listening to the CD of Pete Seeger’s songs done with Paul Winter and Earth Music Productions (!996). Of all the people that light up this planet, Pete Seeger did an amazing job. On the front of his banjo are printed the words, “This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.” As we change the imbalances of this planet, I see a thread of the abuse of power. Pete writes, “The human race is in need of organizers who are not power hungry. Power is the worst drug in the world.”
Wisdom is timeless–music is timeless. We pass away, but the music and words live on. Taking the melody of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Pete writes:
Build the road of peace before us
Build it wide and deep and long
Speed the slow, remind the eager
HELP THE WEAK AND GUIDE THE STRONG
NONE SHALL PUSH ASIDE ANOTHER
NONE SHALL LET ANOTHER FALL
Work beside me sisters and brothers
ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.
I see many on the road who are working to heal this planet. We are changing from the inside out. Every person’s efforts to help are important–no act is too small. All for one and one for all.
May the light continue to fill your heart and work to inspire you.