Dave Shuck – I was born and raised in Kidderminster and have had a life long interest in self-knowledge and human development. For many years I tutored at leading management training organisations as well as, in later years, designing and implementing best practice training courses for clients.
When I saw this recently televised conversation between Jeremy Gilley and Prem Rawat I was truly amazed. Both had just met for the first time when invited to speak at the European Parliament in Brussels and later took the rare opportunity to share their thoughts and perspectives with one another.
I found their conversation powerful, profound and incredibly inspiring and as a result decided to follow their lead by making a genuine effort to promote peace on a daily basis locally, in my life, and encourage others to do the same.
So having listened carefully to what they both had to say I decided to see how best I could achieve both their aims and devised a plan to see if I could get towns and cities throughout the West Midlands to sign up to Peace One Day and their schools, colleges and businesses to work together and become ‘warriors for peace and to make peace stick’.
I thought it would be a daunting task but in fact I have had a tremendous start to my campaign with everyone I have spoken to so far responding with unexpected enthusiasm and proving more than willing to do their bit for peace too. There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: ‘The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step’ and so I thought what better place to take my first step than my old home town of Kidderminster and so here I am.