Tour of tolerance: Only sky is our limit
Each decision we take, each our choice can determine what our life will be tomorrow. Sometimes our small choices aren’t noticeable at once, but in some beautiful morning you will wake up with clear understanding that something has changed… something in your mind, in your soul, in your mind set. And than you will remind yourself one particular choice, it was nothing special in that time, just a small step in your life. Maybe, pretty similar to steps and choices you made before. But now you can clearly see - that choice changed your life. This is my story. An ordinary story about an ordinary choice, that has changed me a lot.
Some wise man said: “Even the longest journey starts from one small step”. When I decided to take part in “Excuse me, is this hate yours?” one-year process I even couldn’t imagine where this decision will bring me. At first, everything looked quite usual – new training, new knowledge, new experience, new people...It was what I already experienced; it was what I expected…But it wasn’t what I got. Instead of knowledge I gained understanding, instead of simple experience I gained highest motivation and inspiration, instead of “new people” I met real friends that became my second family.
“Tour of tolerance” is the last part of “Excuse me, is this hate yours” process and the most valuable school I ever attended. You will ask me: why it is so special? I will try to answer. During the tour we talked about Love. We shared with people around Balkans a very simple thought that only Love can overcome enmity and make Peace; only Love can create new world without violence and cruelty; only Love can break all stereotypes and distract old offenses. That’s what we told people in Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina… And now my “aha moment”: in some point I understood that Love and Peace are not just beautiful pathetic words which can change nothing. On contrary, L. and P. are something mighty enough to push people to fight alone against whole world
It’s really strange; I always knew that Words are powerful when it was about politic propaganda, hate speech and so on, but only during Balkan tour I realized that Words of Love have the same power or even more. Finally here I understood that I can make my own contribution for sharing Happiness (as so Love is Happiness). Yes, we can not have Peace and Love for everyone tomorrow, but we can have it in 50 years, in 100 years. If each of us starts to believe in strength of Love, we will forget such word as Hate. Everything is in our mind… If you decided to hate, you will hate… If you decided to love you will love and you will be happy. That’s easy.
There are a lot of obstacles on the way of Love and Peace but “Tour of tolerance” taught me, any barrier can be broken and only sky is our limit.
participant of Exuse me, is this hate yours? process