Al kohol is an Arabic word which means the devil. The UN World Health Organization labels and condemns it as a drug. The damages caused by alcohol in the world are staggering, worse than military conflicts. Alcohol production and consumption should be reduced drastically and vineyards replaced by oxygen and fruit producing trees for the good of our lungs and health, the same as was done with tobacco.
As first steps alcohol advertisement should be prohibited and all alcoholic products should be severely taxed and the proceeds allocated to social security and health care. What was done against tobacco must now be started against alcohol. The UN should produce a yearly report on the subject.
I regret that somewhere along my life modern society killed the two guardian angels I had when I was a child: on my left side a shining, white angel who told me what was good, and on my right side a dark mournful angel who told me what was bad. They were my best friends and were so useful. Then, as I grew up, I no longer believed in them and they vanished. When I grew old, I missed them so much that I called them back and they came instantly. And so did my prayer to the good angel as it was taught to me by my mother (in French):
"Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom God's love commits me here: Ever this day be at my side To light and guard, to rule and guide."
I have been thinking about our dear Robert all day today. Please publish in GMW the "CONVERSATION WITH REMARKABLE ELDERS" that Robert and I had last November 2007 in Santa Barbara, CA.
Love, Kathy Ward
Robert Muller and Kathy Ward during the happiness workshop at a Buddhist Temple in California, Nov. 2007.
WEL Conversations With Remarkable Elders: Dr. Robert Muller
Kathy: Robert, what's on your mind this morning.
Robert: I have recently read several national newspapers and as never before I am totally surprised by the lack of meaningful information. It is only a reproduction of ideas but no progress. The invisible spirit of humanity has been totally eliminated from these newspapers.
Kathy: What can we do?
Robert: Become a missionary at the moment.
Robert: When I worked at the United Nations no meeting could begin without playing Ode To Joy of Beethoven with my harmonica. I can not resist not to play the harmonica. I was known at the United Nations as the prophet of Hope. Even if you don't have a harmonica have your own music of life and do not let anyone brings you down. Too many people have already died with their music inside.
(here is Robert sharing his music with a baby while taking a walk at the beach with Barbara and I. Everyone welcomes his joy.)
Robert: I have thought about this idea, a machine next to my tomb that can play the Ode To Joy of Beethoven for 25 cents, the music I play with my harmonica. I also would like a second machine that can play some of my speeches.
Kathy: Is it okay if I download the Ode To Joy that you play with your harmonica and put it in my website for everyone?
Kathy: There is a beautiful painting in your bedroom and I would like to know the story of it. Jesus appears next to the United Nations building in New York.
Robert: This painting is a gift from a French artist. He gave it to me and told me... "here is Jesus himself knocking at your office window. If you could only have the heart to hear it and the eyes to see it."
Kathy: Robert, do you think that Jesus was a prophet?
Robert: I reject this idea because a prophet is a spokesperson who represents ideas. This representation is not universal.
Kathy: Is there a way to please everyone?
Robert: Well, when I do not focus on me, instead, I focus on the common good. Can you imagine how China would feel if I say that their God is not God. I prefer to turn this around and talk about the good in everyone and the possibilities that we all have to contribute. We need world union.
Kathy: Is the Arab community part of world union?
Robert: Yes, they are already integrated. It just occurred to me that we have already achieved world union. We seem to have reached that stage of human evolution. Only the unity of all can be the well-being of all. Kathy: Robert, how is happiness therapeutic and healing?
Robert: Every day I take time to look at myself in the mirror and say, I forgive you. Forgive to be happy.
Write down all the reasons why you are happy. Give more than what you have. If you are at service, you'll be eternally happy.
Kathy: Why did you chose the path of happiness?
Robert:Because life is divine. When I was three years old I used to go to a church next to our home and I will tell everyone, life is divine!!! Happiness is a kind of law and we can not afford not to be happy. Make every effort to be proud of being alive. Kathy: Do you meditate?
Robert: Every morning I momentanize. I have the feelings of the wonders of life. I take time to listen to nature and I know that nature listens to me. Every morning I get into me again. Kathy: Robert I want to open my heart and share my happiness with you too. Robert, thank you for being alive, for sharing your words and wisdom with the human family... and thank you for a being a magnificent elder. What comes to my mind is you being part of the universe as a happy star. I can't imagine you in a box. I can imagine you as a shinning star in the universe. Poets look for stars to find inspiration and meaning. Those who wonder look at the stars for guidance. Many of us look at the stars to dream, get inspire and shape our dreams. For the spark on your eyes, today I can say that I met a shinning star on earth. Thank you Robert for being you.
Most of All, They Taught Me Happiness by Dr. Robert Muller
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- Robert Muller
Poems and Reflections for a Better Life by Kathy J. Ward
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