Welcome to I Declare World Peace
I Declare World Peace is the world's largest ever art / science project / experiment. We describe it in the next few paragraphs. It is not a group. There is nothing to join. There is no cost. There are no members, and it requires no registration. While I Declare World Peace supports and embraces the activities of every other well-intentioned peace promoting endeavor, our experiment is based on the principle of "do less and accomplish more." So, I Declare World Peace engages in no activities of any kind, except for encouraging everyone to periodically think the affirmation "I Declare World Peace" and from time to time write it on the wall of your favorite social media.
World peace can be achieved in our lifetime. In the meantime, and to help the process (since peace is up to us), please post "I Declare World Peace" on the walls of your social media sites. Thank you.
In 2005, the artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude brought "The Gates" to Central Park in New York City. A giant installation of 7,500 orange fabric gates, 16 feet high (4.87 m) of varying widths, lined 23 miles (36.8 km) of footpaths in the park. While each individual gate was beautiful alone, the effect of the whole was far more than the sum of its parts. It created an amazing dynamic involving the observer, the thing being observed and the process of observation itself.
We have been inspired by this achievement, the manifestation of an idea hatched in 1979. In 2010, we hatched an idea to create an art installation unlike anything ever before seen or heard of on this planet, made possible for the first time in history by modern technology and the prevalent existence of social media.
Our idea is to create the largest art installation ever, to be installed not in some physical location, or even in cyberspace but rather within the consciousness of every person on the planet, a sort of "Gates of the Mind". Each person will hold a "flag" in his or her mind, which collectively will change the history of the world. The "flag" is I Declare World Peace, expressed in the language of the thinker.
Over the coming weeks, months and years, people will be gently encouraged to type the affirmation "I Declare World Peace" on the "walls" of their various and favorite social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so forth.
One of the intriguing premises of quantum theory, which seems to blend physics with metaphysics, states that by the very act of watching, the observer, through the process of observation, affects the object observed being observed. In a study reported in Nature (Vol. 391, pp. 871-874), researchers demonstrated how a beam of electrons is affected by the act of being observed. The experiment showed that the more "watching," the greater the observer's influence on what happens.
This indicates to us that consciousness, or the conscious mind, can affect phenomenal reality. In other words, thoughts can affect the physical world. Now, we understand we may be oversimplifying, but philosophers, mystics and wise folks through the centuries have claimed the same thing.
SO HERE'S THE STORY
In general, goals are reached by taking action. All action proceeds from thought. The completion of a skyscraper results from the action of construction, which in turn results from the thoughts of the architects and builders.
In the same way, the ability to achieve peace in our lifetime is simply a direct function of the conscious thinking of people. Just as a war is commenced by declaration based on the thinking of certain people, peace requires a declaration based on the thinking of certain people. All group thinking is based on the thinking of the individuals in the group.
There are approximately 195 countries in the world. Assume there are 200 major "violent" separatist or opposition groups. If the top 5 ranking people in government and those separatist groups all declared peace, just 2,000 people, there would be peace. And those 2,000 would have no choice but to declare peace if substantial numbers of their "constituents" declared peace.
In short, world peace is entirely dependent on what you, yes you personally, think.
HOW YOU CAN EFFORTLESSLY PARTICIPATE
Please post and tweet the affirmation "I Declare World Peace" on your favorite social media site from time to time. Every time you see the tweet I Declare World Peace, please follow the person who tweeted it and then re tweet (RT) it. It will soon become like popcorn popping all over the world.
Go to www.facebook.com/declarepeace click "Like" and participate or come back to visit. Tell your friends. If you would like to sponsor this web site, it is free to do so and requires no fee or registration. We will put a link to any appropriate lawful business or entity on the Wall of Support page of this site. It requires no reciprocity. Just email email@example.com and provide your URL and a very brief description of the site.
Come help us create the largest art installation in the history of the world, installed, for the first time ever, on the consciousness of mankind.
This site is growing. Please come back from time to time. The official I Declare World Peace hashtag is #IDWP
* I Declare World Peace, Inc., does not accept donations, but recognizes that many of the peace organizations listed here do. Before donating to any organization, please verify its bona fides. I Declare World Peace, Inc., has provided these links as a convenience and, while it embraces the well-intentioned efforts of everyone striving for peace, makes no endorsements.