UN "Peace Day" Mass Mindfulness Meditation on Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Every year the UN's International Day of Peace prompts us to ask ourselves what we can do to help secure the peace that we all want to see in the world. Scheherzade van Aarle, the Founder of Innerspace is passionate about the massive impact that mindfulness and meditation can play in cultivating this peace.
Mindfulness allows for stillness. It allows for minds to open and expand. It allows for ideas and innovation. It allows for connection and unity between people. It allows for peace on an individual and societal level.
The Innerspace Peace Day Mass Mindfulness Meditaion gives space for hundreds of people to come together on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, the physical stage of decision-making, in meditation to make space for peace – even for just a few hours. A few hours can make a difference. It’s by coming together in unity that you form community. It’s about taking action together for a healthy and peaceful planet. And when enough people sit together for the right thing then change is possible. In 2017 over 1500 people gathered on Parliament Hill for Peace and made the front page of the Globe and Mail paper. Since then hundreds more have continued to come together on Parliament Hill for Peace Day.
The more people that show up, the closer we get to our common goal – PEACE.
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