How do we face today's impending crises of environmental degradation, nuclear proliferation, and the growing threat of terrorism and global conflict?
In Vision for the 21st Century, Masami Saionji overturns the notion that the solutions to such problems must be provided by governments, religious leaders, or experts in various fields. Describing the 21st century as an ‘age of the individual,’ she states that positive change can come about only through a total revolution in the human consciousness.
The chapters in this book address larger questions of human capability and the meaning of life and death with guidance on a range of everyday topics, from love and marriage, to health and personal troubles, to the education of children.
Showing us the ways in which we readily violate our own freedom and hand over control of our lives to others, Ms. Saionji then offers practical tips on how we can change our habits, make the best use of our life-energy, and draw our our latent power to create an entirely new self.
Highly recommended reading for all those who agree that, by strengthening our belief in ourselves, we can bring light and joy into our life, while planting the seeds for global peace and harmony in the 21st century.
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About the Author
Masami Saionji is the chairperson of three organizations: Byakko Shinko Kai (www.byakko.org), The World Peace Prayer Society (www.worldpeace.org), and The Goi Peace Foundation (www.goipeace.or.jp). A native of Japan and a descendant of the Royal Ryukyu Family of Okinawa, she continues the work of her adoptive father, Masahisa Goi, who initiated a movement for world peace through the universal prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth. As a spiritual leader and lecturer, she has touched thousands of people’s lives through her guidance and inspiration. She travels globally on speaking tours, and has led peace ceremonies in many countries as well as at the United Nations and other international organizations. She has authored over twenty books in Japanese and eight in English and other languages. She is an honorary member of the Club of Budapest and a member of the World Wisdom Council. She was awarded the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize of India along with her husband Hiroo in 2008. She is also the recipient of the 2010 WON Award honoring distinguished women leaders. In February 2013, Mrs. Saionji had the privilege of presenting the Symphony of Peace Prayers ceremony at the United Nations, in a special event entitled ‘United for a Culture of Peace through Interfaith Harmony’, which was hosted by the president of the UN General Assembly. Mrs. Saionji and her husband currently live in Tokyo, and have three daughters, all working for peace.