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Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Posted: June 22, 2009 05:49 PM

America's Prayer


Two weeks ago, the president of the United States of America made a statement to the Muslim world in Cairo, Egypt on behalf of many of us. Last week, he sat down for an interview for a Pakistani television station, the first time a U.S. president has done a one-on-one interview for any media outlet in Pakistan. This is how we fight terrorism; by promoting dialogue from a place of love and kindness. And now in Iran, we are witnessing its people standing up because they no longer want to live in a country with a leader who promotes hate! They have stood up because they want to be counted! They have stood up because they want to be heard! They have stood up because they want to connect with the rest of the world! And they have stood up because they want reform!

I have grown to learn that the world is 100% what you make it... that is the essence of the science of all of the holy books; a collective consciousness that we all go through life seeking. We journey through life trying to cleanse our thoughts, so our prayers will be answered. If we harbor hate in our hearts, then it will take much longer to reach that level of consciousness. The people in Iran have put their lives on the line to reach this level of connectivity with each other and with the rest of the world.

I know, in his heart, the president stands with the people of Iran. And let us not kid ourselves, that speech in Cairo two weeks ago by the president gave support to those in Iran who were ready to revolt. Yet they take the streets not with arms or weapons, but with peace signs and green headbands. A lot of people have said that the president has been too silent on this issue, however he already said it all. In Cairo.

So in the spirit of collective consciousness, let's follow closely the events in Iran, as we have become the messengers of truth for our brothers and sisters who want to keep standing up!