John Lennon

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John Lennon

John Lennon

Well I’m sure it doesn’t take a genius to work out how this particular guy ended up on my Peaceful Warrior pages. Without a doubt, he along with his wife Yoko Ono, made one of the biggest attempts of all time to bring the ideas of peaceful harmonious living to the masses, by way of his musical awareness and creative talents.

Not all things can be so neatly described as a tragedy, but the murder of John Winston Lennon on the 8th of December 1980 was just that. It seems we’ll never know for sure why this young man with an unmistakable ability to reach people from all around the globe was taken from us, but in truth he lives on today. I can personally vouch for the effects his message has had on recent generations, he remains one of my greatest hero’s and role models. He lived his dream, and never let doubt deter him from spreading the words of love out into the universe.

Few people could honestly say that he didn’t end up being just as well known as Jesus, because of his unfailing determination to create the foundations for peace to exist. I think that many couldn’t accept the truth of John’s lyrics, because they were afraid to believe in something so simple, so obvious, hence taking the path of least resistance and going with the flow of apathy. Faith in what he described was to struggle with what the world said was possible. War has been around for so long that we cannot see past it, to a time when war is no more. We lack the courage to try to exhaustion, this avenue and why? Because it is to deny the rich and powerful their monopoly over the world.

What I see that John had done was so very courageous. Courage, is not the absence of fear, but rather the determination to go on, despite that fear. He and many like him, especially the people he worked with in the music industry were clearly making money from this movement. But it never seemed like the reason that he did it, as if he were an angel sharing all the heavenly secrets with us. I never had the chance to meet him or hear him sing ‘live’, and that is a great sadness that I carry. But I respect what I believe he was trying to share with us all, and hope to add to the choir of souls, singing this wonderful music.

R.I.P. John Lennon.



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