To help transition Japan to a peace promoting post-carbon country while enjoying every step of the process.
僕のビジョンは、祖国日本で、平和文化を育みポストカーボン(Post-Carbon) 社会を促進してゆく事です。

Saturday, August 30, 2014

[Summer of Peace 2014] An Invitation to Stop: Creating a Culture of Peace

Hey everyone, after a long hiatus I'm back. So much going on its really hard to choose one thing to focus an article on. Plus going back and forth in Japanese and English, plus with all the projects, its just challenging keeping up! But, I also cherish slow moments of doing nothing, spacing out, meditating, and dancing.

To start though, I'd like to share an audio interview I did with a new friend from Japan, Yuka Saionji. I met her at a Leadership event featuring Lynn Twist that I helped organize. Super cool event with lots of different types of people congregating. Yuka does a lot of cool things, but one that we really bonded early on was the gift economy experiments she is involved in. She introduced me to Nippun and his wife Guri, and Pancho who started up Casa de Paz in East Oakland. More on these amazing beings later (highly recommend looking them up). 

I had a really great time doing this interview with Yuka and hope you enjoy it too. Below is the description, an extension from my TEDx talk on Stopping.

Below is the audio interview

Or you can listen below

Or sign up and listen to it from the hosts of the interview, The Shift Network

SUMMER OF PEACE (description from official site)
This monumental 3-month event features insights and practical skills from the world’s leading peacebuilders – so you’ll be empowered to become an effective agent of peace who can co-create a life and a world where peace – instead of conflict – is the new baseline.
  • You’ll discover more personal ease, joy and well-being with practices to help you connect more profoundly to the deep peace within yourself.
  • You’ll experience deeper, fuller and more harmonious relationships with your family, friends, co-workers and community members.
  • You’ll be inspired and uplifted when you hear the success stories from some of the most desperate areas on the planet.
  • And you’ll discover powerful tools to help accelerate the shiftto a world of peace!
Join the top peacebuilders – people like Desmond Tutu and Eckhart Tolle – and organizations who are coming together with the intention of helping you bring more peace to all areas of your life and our planet.