Friday 20 November 2015
Hi Yoko! I was going to ask you this week if you visited the great wall while you were in Bejing. It’s pretty amazing! Maybe you are in a different place, but that sort of looks like it (in your photo). Hope all is well. Love you!
Okay. Yes. I went up the Great Wall and it was so, so, great!
Yoko, what counts and why?
Do you think we’re getting closer to peace? Recent events, sadly, suggest the opposite. That’s all I’m saying…
Don’t trust what you see. Trust what you believe in. And trust that is coming your way…
Dear Yoko I’m so sad with everything we are experiencing, many terrorist attacks, my tears fall every time I hear the news. what to do with all that violently? What we can do, us the civilians? I feel helpless we all want peace and it hurts to see that desire is not enough, is really very sad.
Erase your sad emotion quickly. So it does not start living in your heart. Have a great dance… jump, run, and roll over. And make a space in your heart for something that is not sad.
Yoko: A couple weeks ago, my friend Kimberly Moser and I were talking about marriage and how the changing of names should be handled. I know there are several approaches across cultures (hyphenating names, a wife taking her husband’s last name, the husband taking his wife’s last name, both partners keeping their names the same, and both partners taking each others’ names as I know you and John did). What do you feel is the best approach and is the least degrading? How about for LGBT couples?
Why don’t you keep your names, and put (your husband’s or your wife’s) last names after yours?
How do you mend a broken heart?
Don’t get angry if you hear from me something you cannot accept. I’ll tell you the truth… your heart is not broken. So Stand up, walk away from the misery that your heart is feeing.
Where did your wisdom come from? I would like to get some. Edward (Edi Lee)
Look deeply inside yourself, and you will find a good one there.
What is your favorite art piece of Johns work?
I love all his art pieces. They are so john, and unique.
What could be better than peace?
Love. We need love to get through this time.
Ke Shi @Pmurky
Hello Yoko! As an artist what’s your biggest fear? PS can’t wait to see your exposition at Lyon next year!
I think you are asking this question in the context of my artwork. So I will reply with that in mind. The biggest fear is not to do my exhibition well. I always try to do my best.
Mike Thomas @mikethomas1959
What are the main differences between a Japaneese Xmas and an American one?
There is none. Each person who believes in the goodness and the fun of Xmas does it in the way he/she wants to.
Anna Ludmila @ludmila_anna
What should the West learn from the East? And what should the East learn from the West?
We all learn from each other what we wish to learn.
Writer ✒️ GaL @WritesonCULTURE
Would you say your generation envisioned this kind of world, today, or something better?
The world we envisioned for its future has not happened yet. You’ll see.
What role do you see consciousness & inner-peace contributing to the healing of minds in this struggling world?
Our positive consciousness & resulting inner peace are the only elements which will heal our world.
Amy Brooks @RuralArtsVibe
Hi, Yoko! Do you feel closeness to the thousands of students & citizens protesting against racism & injustice today?
Of course. John and I voiced about the importance of such protests in the 60’s and 70’s over and over again.
wendy chua @hellotwg
psychedelics or meditation?
Tiffany Talley @tiffanyytalleyy
What advice do you have for anyone struggling with inner peace? And letting go?
Now is the time we have to all focus on inner peace and replace the struggle with positive thoughts.