"The path to changing the world requires us to walk the longest journey - the journey within - to change ourselves. When 500,000 of us pledge to live 3 simple but powerful values in 2015, we'll invite world leaders to join us."
Dear amazing Avaaz community,
Dag Hammarskjöld, the great UN leader, once reflected that we'd never make sustainable progress in our world until we all "walked the longest journey". The journey within.
Each of our capacities to create the world we dream of depends on our own journey, from fear to love, towards believing in ourselves, and leaving our demons behind.
We've come together as a community hundreds of times in campaigns, and created magic. At this most reflective time of a new year, let's come together around this, most important campaign of all - the campaign for ourselves, to "be the change we wish to see" - for us, and for all the people we love and the planet we call home.
Our community has chosen 3 simple but powerful values to support each other to follow in 2015. When 500,000 of us pledge, we'll invite world leaders to join us, and we'll check in 3 times this coming year to see how we're all doing -- click to see them and sign a new year's pledge to ourselves:
Our journeys within are profoundly individual. But it's amazing how similar we are in what we love and fear and hope for. Over 97% of our community strongly support every one of the 3 principles in our petition!
Being part of a community can be a powerful influence, for better or worse. Avaaz is an extraordinary community of hopeful, practically idealistic people who choose to sign a petition or donate money when no one is looking. I've been blown away by the wisdom and humanity of the people in this community. Seems like we're a good influence on each other :).
Click to see the principles, and if they sound right, sign the pledge and join the culture list to kick off your 2015:
I wake up every day grateful for how we change the world together. It's just a thrilling bonus that I might get a chance to hear inspiration and support from everyone on how I personally can grow and be better. And I think inviting our leaders to join us could powerfully impact some of their own journeys to be wiser for the rest of us. So excited to do this with you all!
With hope and gratitude,
On behalf of Ricken, with Danny, Nataliya and the whole Avaaz team