COMMENTS, thank you

Wow. Well, I'm back. It's been an emotional 48 hours, alot of unrest, alot of emails exchanged. I am so so wrapped by your comments, you all made me cry good tears, thank you. and there are some beauties in that comment box, so if you haven't made the time to read the comments on the previous post please do. Before I can carry on with the good stuff of life here in the (blog)house, I need to put out an urgent appeal with links to petitions you can sign, from wherever you are in the world. Here is a little musical treat, a very cool Tibetan inspired dance mix I found, it is sure to get your fingers clicking to take positive action in this emergency world crisis... The horns and bells you hear in the beginning are traditional Tibetan instruments which I just love.

  • Australia's incredible Get Up organisation, which I have been a member of since it started, has put a petition together, click here to sign.
  • Get Up is also responsible for helping to get the Australian government to say sorry to the Indigenous Australians which I wrote about here.

  • And as I mentioned in the comment box, Avaaz, which means “Voice”, is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: "to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want." They have put together a petition for the Dalai Lama who has called for restraint and dialogue: he needs the world's people to support him. That's us. Click here to read and sign.
  • They are calling for 1 million signatures, so please spread the word.

  • And some other great links so that you can learn what is happening and why this is so important that we act now. This one is from Australia's Sydney Morning Herald. You will see in this article on the right there are two little mulitmedia links, click on them to listen and see a slide show of reporters reporting in Lhasa, Tibet and Dharamsala, India.

    And if I can ask for your help to keep Tibet in the media spotlight - this is a vital time for them, they need us right now and the moment the media attention drops off, well, I can't tell you what that means for the Tibetans inside Tibet. And as the Dalai Lama has just stated,

    "Mankind is crying out for help. Ours is a desperate time. Those who have something to offer should come forward. Now is the time."

    So if you can post about it, you will be helping to ensure that the people of this part of our world do not become extinct, for they are already endangered. And you may not yet realise how important this is for our own future. Thank you to those who have already posted, I appreciate your efforts immensely.

    If you feel unsure about supporting Tibet, if you are scared or you are worried about whether it is right or wrong according to different media reports, to put it simply, what has happened in Tibet over the last 50 years is an act of bullying and your fear is a reaction to that act. I for one have put a stop to bullying in my own personal life, and the Tibetans are trying to do the same. They have been bullied - pushed and shoved, lied about, and beaten down. And I know a little of what that feels like, perhaps you do too. So if you have any questions about this situation, and about why it is so so very important to act now, please do not hesitate to email me.

    Next Up: we are going to have a little sneak peak at some recent my heart wanders submissions, and also answer one of my first reader requests, with help from my guest, which is rather exciting! Plus we will kick off our "Tibet in the Spotlight" design inspiration posts very soon. In the meantime, let's rock this blogosphere because Tibet, we love you!

    Update: Another great report on Channel 9's Sunday programme this morning (March 23) with Tenpa, in case you missed it click here to view.