Yoko Ono

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Serpentine Gallery Manifesto,
yoko ono
October 18th, 2008

Friends, I would like to congratulate all of us for wiping the dust from our eyes, and seeing things clearly again. In that sense, these last few days have been a historically significant time in our society.
We have been given a challenge, a challenge we will meet and deal with. And through it, we will lead ourselves to the survival of our race and our planet.  We were about to make the wrong turn. A serious wrong turn which would have led us to disaster of a grand proportion.
I have been told by a wise woman of India, that in the Mayan calendar, this particular October 9th that has just passed, was a day in which we were to, and have, conquered the devils after many, many battles. And, that we have all of what we need. We just don't have enough for some people's greed.
So let's congratulate ourselves for having rescued us just in time, with the acute sense that we are standing at the threshold of the New Age, together.
There's a lot of work to do, but let's do it dancing and loving it.
And especially to my friends who have survived on this planet for over half a century; don't die on me or on us. We don’t want to lose you.  We need you to take  good care of your body and mind.
All of you are so precious to us.
The world would not be here at this time of the celebration of having won the battle with the evil in us, if it weren't for your creativity in the form of your constant rebellion against the arrogant indulgence of our society.
Your body is finely weathered. Your mind is the mind of a being who has collected a staggering amount of data of our history and of our reality, and is tuned, powerfully to direct our race to the new dawn.
We need your wisdom, we need your resilience, we need your clear imaging and intelligent prayer for the survival of us, the human race, and the planet. The Universe is with me in this concern.
If you want to know what your thought processes were like in the past, just examine your body now.
And if you want to know what your body will look like in the future,  examine your thought processes now.
Your body is the scar of your mind.
I love you! yoko



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