As described on their website;
Modern Hippie Mag is your online resource promoting healthy living, peaceful existence, environmental sustainability, and other eco-stuff.
Among their weekly issues, is something known as, Your Daily Groove. In this section, they offer a quote with a short analysis. Sometimes it’s a quote of encouragement and sometimes it’s a quote pertaining to nature, but this week it was a quote about love and power. The quote reads;
“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” ~William Ewart Gladstone
I find this quote to be entirely true, especially after the beautiful weekend I experienced. This weekend, I attended the Earthdance festival in Laytonville, CA. The Earthdance festival is a festival dedicated to promoting peace through music, art, and human relations. The first thing I noticed, upon arrival was the amount of love in the air. Everybody was full of smiles, people said hello to each other in passing, and people weren’t afraid to strike up a conversation with a complete stranger just for the sake of it. Another observation I made was the ideal that “anything goes.” You can dress however you want, you can act however you want and you can dance however you want, and no one is there to judge you. It is a beautiful thing, and throughout the whole weekend I didn’t see one ounce of negativity.
In today’s day and age, most people are concerned with power and advancement; some are even obsessed with it. But, the love of power only creates turmoil and rifts within society. I have witnessed the power of love first hand, and as stated in the quote, it truly does create peace. What a perfect world we would live in if festival life could translate into everyday society; there would be no wars, no corporate dominance, and no environmental destruction. Although this may not be possible yet, I feel blessed to have experienced it myself because now I can live a life dominated by the power of love as opposed to the love of power.