I first became aware of the 1000 voices speak for compassion initiative thanks to a post over on Mel’s blog. Immediately, I was taken by the brilliantly simple yet powerful concept and knew I wanted to get involved.
The goal is to get at least 1000 bloggers talking about compassion in all its guises all on the same day (20th of February), essentially flooding the internet with positivity.
Upon suggestion from Mel, I hope to mark the big day itself in the best way I know how – with a poem. I’m excited to see how everyone else chooses to spread the joy and lend their support and in the meantime, here are a few words from other people about mutual collaboration and compassion towards this world and all her inhabitants to help set the scene for next month.
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” – Dalai Lama
“Solar power, wind power; the way forward is to collaborate with nature – it’s the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century.” – Björk
“If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.” – Ellen DeGeneres
“Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion […] Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.” – Annie Lennox