Governments Need Mindfulness – Not Enemies

You may be wondering why a website devoted to meditation practices would have something about how governments need mindfulness – not enemies. Read on and you will find out how and why.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been a peace activist in the world since 1964. At that time, his goal was to put an end to the war in Vietnam. He was befriended by Reverend Martin Luther King, who nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thich Nhat Hanh in Vancouver in 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh in Vancouver in 2011 | Photo Jerome Freedman

This quote, from Thich Nhat Hanh, speaks of why governments need enemies.

“In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.”

Let’s look on the bright side of this idea. A friend sent me an email with the subject, “Mindfulness-Bells of Awakening … for peace, healing and transformation to be possible.” He goes on to say,

In order for peace, healing and transformation to be possible, it is often necessary for us to shine the light of awareness on the suffering that is in front of us.

Please take some present moments to look deeply into these three mindfulness-bells of awakening. These “wake up bells” have the potential to literally end all of our ongoing U.S. wars, alleviate the horrific suffering that is being caused, and save millions of lives.

— Joseph Lam

What are the “wake up bells?”

Awakening Bell #1

The first awakening bell asks us to watch the documentary, “Experts Speak Out,” and provides a link to the film and showing.

Watch the trailer.


From YouTube:

This is the trailer for the much-anticipated Final Edition of the expert-packed 90-minute documentary by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The powerful documentary takes its cross-country World Premiere Tour of 30 cities with AE911Truth founder and the film’s director, Richard Gage, AIA, from May to July 2012.

These facts were presented in 2007 by the Zeitgeist Movement. Acting as an evangelist, I told many people to watch it, included Roshi Joan Halifax, who I met at a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh in 1997 in Santa Barbara, CA.

What is President Obama Saying?

What is President Obama Saying? | Snagged from above YouTube video

People’s reactions were, “So what?” They felt there was nothing we could do about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I’m happy to see the resurrection of these ideas. I watched the first two movies and just learned that there is a 2011 edition called, “Zeitgeist: Moving Forward.” I’m downloading it now.

Awakening Bell #2

Brother Joseph Lam wrote,

Please go to Patriots Question 9/11  to look deeply and read the statements and credentials of thousands of professionals who question and challenge the government’s story of 9/11, and who are calling for a new, independent and real investigation into 9/11.

The list of patriots is quite long and is better seen on the website.

Awakening Bell #3

Brother Joseph Lam reports,

Please go to Remember Building 7 and watch this short 15-minute video:  “Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7”

Did you know that a third World Trade Center skyscraper came down on September 11, 2001 ?  World Trade Center Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper located one block away from the Twin Towers, was not struck by a plane, yet it inexplicably came down at 5:20 pm on September 11th,
straight down into its own footprint at free-fall speed, in 6.5 seconds,
imploding in the exact manner of a professionally engineered demolition.

This 15-minute video, narrated by actor/producer Ed Asner, features engineers, architects and building experts, supported by thousands of engineers, architects and scientists (including structural engineers, mechanical engineers, demolition experts, metallurgical engineers, chemical engineers, fire safety experts, etc.).    Please watch this informative video and then decide for yourself if the forensic evidence and the laws of physics support the official narrative.  (Laws of physics are not “conspiracy theories”.)

Watch the video introduction here:


The Zeitgeist Movie also reported this incident as well. This is the most compelling evidence for an investigation, IMHO.

What Can You Now Do?

Do you see why governments need mindfulness – not enemies?

First of all, watch the movies!

Then please listen to what Joseph Lam said in his email:

Thank you, brothers and sisters, for not turning away from suffering.

Our ancestors, the children, and future generations thank you for your courage to look deeply at this important evidence … in order for peace, healing and transformation to be possible.

Our future is at stake.

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