For everyone who knew Dr. Robert Muller... and for every one else who loves peace, joy, happiness, and harmonicas! Thank you for your beautiful presence in the world Robert... you will be dearly missed!
A man who modeled peace....
The world will not be the same without my friend Dr. Robert Muller who has passed away.
Nicknamed the 'Peace Prophet' of the United Nations, Robert was known for stopping egoistic arguments on the UN floor by playing his harmonica. It was Robert's peaceful way of letting these world leaders know 'enough.'
Robert was the Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for 40 years, and that's just one of his profound leadership roles in the world as a peace maker and global education.
What I loved the most were his stories... one story of being arrested by the Gestapo and being put into a tiny cellar room with 40 people. He bribed the guard to give him his pencil out of his backpack and he began writing on the back of the door a love story... his way of instilling peace and tranquility for him and his fellow detainees. He was always thinking of peace and imparting love.
On another occasion (again evading the Gestapo), he used pure joy as a cloak of invisibility and was able to slip pass them completely undetected. He knew they were coming for him, he had been warned, and the only way out was through the mezzanine of the building which was crowded with Gestapo police. He intentionally stopped in the hallway at the top of the stairs, felt pure bliss and joy pour into his being, then walked down into this group of Gestapo officers. He was happily whistling and smiling, they asked him if he had seen 'Robert Muller' as they didn't see that is was actually him. He responded 'Oh, he's upstairs.' They all took off up the stairs and he was able to escape down a side alley with a stolen bicycle.
Robert thought of the world in such a profound way, it transcended borders and nations. He intentionally sat down every day and wrote at least one idea for world peace. He wrote thousands of these beautiful ideas! They have been compiled into a book.
What leaves me with a content smile and chuckle was that he retired at the top of a mountain in Costa Rica. Robert died at 87 years old. He was a maverick, a hero, a leader, a planetary citizen... and my friend.
To watch the re-broadcast of his beautiful memorial service this morning, please visit: http://peaceday.tv/drmullertribute
Thank you Robert for your beautiful example of peace, love, and happiness!
You will never be missed because you left so much!!!
Dr. Robert Muller - www.robertmuller.org