The Spiritual Dialogue & heartfelt responses
Date: Apr 7, 2008 6:08 PM
I just thought of you and wanted to send you a few words...
It's been hard for me to live on this planet lately; I am not sure
any more if humanity will ever awaken. Maybe it wasn't meant to be. I
sometimes wonder what I am really doing here...and why?!
Animal suffering hurts me terribly. More than anything else. These
wonderful creatures are truly a part of nature, they are the essence of
truth and innocence.
How can the human monster hurt them so terribly?! Is the human mind
The only way to deal with it is to fight it. I have no choice. I
cannot close my ears and eyes...like many people do. I cannot betray
myself so terribly. The only comfort are the people who are in this
fight with me...people like you.
And then, there's Universe! When I think that I am a being living in
the Universe, I get inspired and energized. I feel like I could
P.S. I still have your book. I was reading it last fall, but was
moving back and forth through chapters due to lack of free time. Now, I
am reading it again from the beginning. It is a GREAT book! I hope to
discuss it with you in August.
Reply from Anthony Marr
Thank you for your extremely moving message. I can empathize with
every word, and read between every line.
Know that you are not alone in this sadness, nor in this fierce fight
into which my own deep sadness has been transformed. Trust me, we shall
The way I look at life is that my universal soul can reincarnate on
to any planet at any time in its direst hour of need, to help save that
planet and its necessarily beautiful lifeforms from impending peril. Now
is my time for the planet Earth, whose lifeforms are indeed beautiful,
achingly so, and whose peril is dire indeed.
I never feel burdened with anything near despair, regardless of
seemingly overwhelming odds. I always have hope, and this hope is based
on my own trust in my own ability to execute my mission. I have so far
by and large met my objectives, and expect to continue doing so until my
final breath. To me, death means Mission Accomplished. I will not look
back, but at once embark upon another planet-saving mission in this or
another galaxy. I hope to see you there, too!
I am deeply gratified by what you said about my book, especially
since it took me a quarter century to write it. I consider it my
crowning achievement so far in my life. I have plans to include it,
among other artifacts, in a number of time capsules set for opening in
the year 2060.
In closing, may I share with you The Impossible Dream?
To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
No matter how far
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause
And I know if I'll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I'm laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man/woman, scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his/her last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star
Anthony Marr, founder
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Anthony and Carmen,
Thank you thank you both of you. For I too feel the immense sadness for
the suffering of our precious brethren, but know there are others like
you Carmen and Anthony who are in this battle with me. We are in pretty
wonderful company!! :-) I sing The Impossible Dream daily and when my
son Shannon visits weekly he plays it on the piano and sings it
beautifully as well. Shannon is a classical pianist and opera singer. My
dear friend Prad tells me often "we have already won the war". I think
he is right. He also tells me evolution is on our side. Best to both of
Tricia Glynn, Milwaukee WI
Beautiful! Thanks much!
Marci Gaunlett, Victoria BC
Anthony, I sing the song you tagged at the end of this incredible
message almost every day of my life. I gasped when I saw this song
attached to your e-mail.
Angi Metler, New Jersey
Wow, that is so beautiful, so inspiring. Thank you. I needed to hear
you both, for my heart is heavy these days.
Kristal Parks, M.A., Denver Co
Thank you. This is really beautiful, and I can relate to everything
Carmen says. I am not as optimistic as you, but I am trying to live as
if I am. I am glad for you both being here on this planet right now.
Gayle Hoenig, Colorado Springs CO
Thanks for sharing that personal email. I am sure we all feel the
same way but we must NEVER give up.
Jennifer C. Grill
Animal Advocates of Howard County MD
Representing 2000+ supporters of Animal Advocates that VOTE
Thank you for forwarding your deeply moving and touching message.
Although I am not in the same place as you and your friend, I do
appreciate your positions. Your response to this person was very
empathic and caring. Your words were well-chosen. How marvelous your
devotion to your cause. I do admire your tenacity, courage, and love
that you impart on all of your missions.
Roxy Pettifar, Delta BC
Very nice Anthony..
This world can be extremely hard to live in. People are cruel. It's
almost a life sentence of extreme sadness just for caring about the
animal kingdom. It can get the best of anyone....me included.
You are a great man....a wise one with the ability to lead the rest
of us through the hardships of the human race.
I'm crying. Thanks a lot! Kidding, really this is quite inspiring to
me. It helps so much to know that there are others like me out there and
that we are not alone.
That song, The Impossible Dream, is so beautiful and should be on every
single AR person's website.
These feedbacks are good for my soul. Empowering. A life sentence of
extreme sadness. Well said. Guess that's why when I laugh these days I
laugh longer and harder. My mind's way of balancing I suppose.
Lane Ferrante, Bedford OH
Your destiny is as you say - to salvage and make good on our Planet
and I know that you will use every sinew of strength to accomplish this
-Thank you Anthony for being our Star shining brightly and Thanks to
Carmen who spoke so touchingly about her fears and hopes - and that she
should be proud to be one of those who chooses not to shut their eyes
and close their ear's, she is truly a beautiful being too!
Hi Anthony, Thank you for the very touching letter from your friend.
I can relate. I have been sad about the seal slaughter. I would be
interested to read your book. I am currently reading Souls in the Sea
Dolphins, Whales and Human Destiny by Scott Taylor. I love the song you
added at the end in your reply. it helped me as well, Together we can
make a difference.
Your friend Val.
South Dartmouth MA
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