Por: Alejandro Celis
Every day, more and more people are becoming aware of others and their surroundings. It seems like we are awakening from a deep sleep, realizing that we have to take some action in order to protect what is left of this world.
Big international companies are becoming environmentally aware, International groups are forming all around the world to fight for common causes: A greener world, protection of human rights, women, children and elderly, endangered species, world’s hydric resources and even to protect world’s peace.
The educational system is aiming towards an “integral education” in which content and application of concepts is no longer the only thing that matters. Schools and universities around the world are now worrying about developing emotional competences among their students and making sure they are all “globally aware”.
These are times in which humankind seems to be giving transcendent steps towards “the global awareness revolution”.
Does the world wide web have anything to do with this revolution?
The world wide web, along with conventional mass media, has definitely played an important, if not a decisive role, in spreading information about global conflicts and their impact; thus reaching out for people with ideas and ideals that together with other people’s ideas and ideals; regardless language, political view or religious beliefs, interact, unite and struggle to protect common interests.
8000,000 people from all around the globe have clicked on the “I like” Facebook icon at causes.org, 946.829 at Green peace international, 69.156 at the United Nation’s Millennium Campaign to end poverty, 474.030 at the World Wildlife Fund. 193.236 people and organizations follow Human Rights watch on twitter and 570.901 follow Unicef in the same social network. These are just some of the “few” people that follow and evidently sympathize with the causes of some of the well-known international organizations on two of the most popular world wide web’s social networks.
It does not matter what language you speak, what religious beliefs you have, what skin color you have, what your sexual orientation is, or the political views you have. We all want the so called “positive change”. The question is: Are we achieving our goal?
Back in 1998, the English actor Jeremy Gilley began to make the Peace One Day documentary, eventually deciding to aim for a UN resolution formalizing the idea. His goal was reached in 2001 when the resolution UN GA (A/Res/55/282), put forward by the UK and Costa Rican Governments, was unanimously adopted to establish the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence fixed in the calendar as 21 September annually.
This resolution drew on a 1981 UN resolution that had declared the third Tuesday of September the international day of peace.
But in September 11, 2001, just days before the day was first celebrated, the Taliban attacks to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the United States demonstrated that to achieve global peace at least for one day more than a UN resolution was needed.
Maybe the world will never change until each and everyone of us makes a definite “positive change”. How is the world going to be any different if I don’t make an effort to change first? Isn’t peace the result of an act of willingness or individual disposition to achieve and absolute positive change? What if every single human being made an effort to live an integral life every day? What if we made an effort to practice and apply moral values and virtues in everything we do?
The true practice of moral values and self-awareness applied to every level of our lives would definitely create the so called “positive change”. Isn’t that what we just need? An absolute “positive change” in every individual to keep what is left of this world? What if politicians around the world lived up to the premise: “We shall practice and apply moral values and virtues to political decisions”?
The POLITICAL MOVEMENT FOR ABSOLUTE RENOVATION (in Spanish: Movimiento Independiente de Renovaciòn Absoluta) has so far demonstrated that it is possible to live up to this premise. This political movement was born in Colombia in july 2000, rapidly growing, earning respect among other colombian parties, achievieng international projection and recognition.
Among MIRA’s (short word in spanish for Movimiento Independiente de Renovaciòn Absoluta) most remarkable achievements, we may find the recent issued law in the Colombian Congress that for the first time in Colombian history penalizes any discriminatory expression against political view,sexual orientation, cult and-or race.
Along with this remarkable democratic achievement, in September 26, 2011, MIRA’s President and current Senator of the Colombian Republic, Carlos Alberto Baena, presented and patented MIRAISM® before representatives of The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the General Director of the UN, M. Kassym-Jomart Tokaev, at the United Nations head quarters in Geneva.
Miraism is a human and political ideology based on moral values and their committed implementation in every level of society. It aims to the improvement of individuals, through moral values that evidence in merit, integrity and human development with long life quiality. Solidarity and the construction of life long lasting relationships are the basis to achieve Absolute Renovation, which starts in each individual and transcends to society.
Miraism is given to humanity as way to construct sustainable communities. It is a new transcendent and trans-generational culture; guided by and based on human dignity for it is based on the fundamental values of solidarity, loyalty, justice and honesty. Miraism is a way of thinking, feeling and acting.
Could Miraism possibly be the basis for the world’s positive transformation?
Analyzing this interesting political and human ideology, I may now say that firmly believe that until the day; we, human beings think, feel and act making an effort to apply moral values in everything we do; we, and everything around us will be positively transformed and we will finally live in a real world “made of” and not “just with” values.