Man With A Dream Martin Luther King Jr.

‘Peaces of a Dream’ was not inspired by some glimmer of hope for world peace, but more simply, I hope to inspire a spiritual greatness from within each of our hearts to create Peace every day with our own families, towns & communities.  The single hearts down the center of the peace sign symbolize that Peace starts with your own decision to make the effort. The two hearts joined that make up the circle symbolize that it takes two people, two city officials, two towns, two countries, two hearts standing side by side to create change.

I purposely created the three panels so that you wouldn’t see the peace sign right away; some don’t even see it until it is pointed out to them. I want you to discover the peace sign in your own time & then have an “Ah Ha” moment! And most people do!  I didn’t create this piece because it is a “popular subject”, but rather, a concept that I want to inspire on a worldly level, for all cultures, all races, all towns, all families, all persons. Th

This piece is dedicated to the men & women of the world that came to this world to inspire peace, love, human kindness & compassion. Like Martin Luther King, Buddha, Jesus, Mother Theresa they dedicated their life to these concepts. This piece came to me in a dream inspired by one of my favorite non-religious moral code booklets “The Way to Happiness”  to one of my favorite moral codes: “Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You”

Since a young girl, I have always been passionate about life, culture, dance, music, family & the condition of the World. Dance performance unleashed my deep need to express myself to others. In almost every dance creation, I had hoped to bridge the gap between races & cultures.

Born in 1960 & raised in a time when threat of war, human rights protests, Peace & Love were an integral topic of daily conversations. Fascinated by worldly culture & the weirdness I found in how some men & women judged and segregated other men, women & children of different colors. In the eyes of a child, IT NEVER MADE ANY SENSE TO ME! This observation has been the driving force behind all of my human rights pieces.

Passionate words of hope & inspiration of great leaders like Martin Luther King, would mold my passionate, humanitarian heart forever.

For me, Peace is a daily activity of reaching from within, at every chance, and to try “To try to treat others the way I would like to be treated”.  Now I know the idea is SIMPLE beyond belief, and maybe to some, even childish. But with each day, if I can improve my tolerance, my patience, my love, my kindness, isn’t that creating World Peace?

The opportunity for Peace knocks on our door every day and somehow, I truly believe that if enough of us try treating others the way we would want to be treated, we would create enough agreement & enough change that we would inspire a better world to live in for our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren . . .

Artist’s Personal Purpose:

‘Peaces of a Dream’ is my way of inspiring & reminding us of our capacity to love & the power of our decisions.  No matter what happens in this life, we can always do something about it!  “Be the change we want to see” . . .  Gandhi

The dwindling spiral of negative thought permeates our daily life. Like a cancer, it grows throughout the World. It is shoved in our faces at every turn. The negative news, the negative neighbor, the stressed-out store clerk, the negative TV shows, the negative news, oh, did I say that twice? Doom & Gloom are fed to us every day! “BE AFRAID, THE SKY IS FALLING, THE WAR, THE KILLING, THE CRIME, THE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, THE ECONOMY IS BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!” Negative, negative, negative!!!!  We might as well give up before we even try!

Now don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that I think we all need to live in a bubble. That is silly. Data is good. Information is good. Being aware of the conditions of the World is good. BUT WHERE IS ALL THE GOOD NEWS? Why can’t it be 50% on informing us & 50% on what people are doing to help create a better World? Historically, the view seems to be, “That doesn’t sell newspapers”.  Who knows, has anyone ever tried it?

To see more of Debbie Arambula’s Heartwork and paintings of love:

I am still that little girl with a dream for Peace, Love & Compassion.

Debbie Arambula at 5 years old
Debbie Arambula started inspiring smiles at the age of 5

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