“I Am Thankful For My Ex-Husband Who Helped Me Discover My Purpose”, A Conversation With The Philanthropist Queen Of Beverly Hills, Dame Dr. Munni Irone
“I am thankful for my ex-husband with whom I had undergone 12 years of domestic violence. It was because of him that I discovered my purpose to build a self-sustainable shelter for men, women, children and animals; to J. Khrisnamurti for encouraging me to run from a toxic relationship without any fear.”
I had the pleasure to interview Dame Dr. Munni Irone. Dame Dr. Munni Irone is a global peace leader, philanthropist, author, celebrity-coach, humanitarian, interfaith practitioner, human rights advocate, orator and spiritual teacher. She founded and established the ART 4 PEACE AWARDS as a foundation of empowerment for humanity because she’s a conscious believer of everyone’s freewill, liberty and freedom. Aside from being the founder of ART 4 PEACE AWARDS, she is an industrious woman. Her excellence and her progressive thinking have earned her the honor of being the brainbox behind the management of some lucrative companies in the United States and around the world. She was formerly a TV host, presenter and media personality prior to her retirement and in taking on the platform of the propagation of global peace… Dame Dr. Munni Irone has inspired the lives of so many people globally. Her positivity and exemplary legendary service to humanity have earned her royal titles, prestigious awards and distinguished medallions. She’s the philanthropist queen of Beverly Hills, Dame Commander and Queen of Peace. Dame Dr. Munni Irone has campaigned global peace alongside His Holiness (H.H) Dalai Lama, His Divine Grace (Dr.) Acharya Lokesh Muni, Baba Ram Dave, Great Muhammad Ali, His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M) Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed. Dame Dr. Munni Irone has campaigned her peace initiative to almost fifty different countries within the seven continents around the world and her name radiates peace with in the darling hearts of the intrepid thinkers of the times. This year marks her 40 years of service to her country and the world, without seeking any form of compensation or reward.
Yitzi: Thank you so much for doing this with us! Tell us more about Art 4 Peace Awards.
ART 4 PEACE AWARDS was founded in my hopes of uniting universal artists in forwarding peace. The ART 4 PEACE AWARDS is a non-governmental and non-profit organization, our aim and objective is to foster peace around the world through every nation’s arts, cultures, traditions, spirituality, lifestyle and beliefs. The ART 4 PEACE AWARDS was officially established in the city of Beverly Hills with authorized document of incorporation by the state of California.
I believe that ART is the catalyst for PEACE. When we unite in music, art, theater, dance, martial arts, sports and fashion, we share one space, one heart. In the moments of sharing, our universe transforms into the beautiful space of our dreams. ARTS 4 PEACE AWARDS honor the heroes among us. It stills the uneasy feelings that separate us. ARTS 4 PEACE AWARDS unites races, cultures, faiths and nationalities, bringing the harmony and wisdom of the ARTS. Inspiration and unity arise from the joy in recognizing excellence and in making a global impact.
Yitzi: Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now?
All of my projects are geared towards my peace initiative for global healing, and there’s a great deal of things I’m currently working on:
· I’m in the process of creating jobs and tourism
· Energy producing technology
· Water cleaning technology that’s able to help clean even flood water
· Building the world’s first self-sustainable shelter, Wisdomland, a shelter that will generate its own business. With a new concept to making profit in the millions. A project that will help to shelter & sustain men, women children & animals.
· Art 4 Peace Awards — its purpose is to demonstrate to each nation how vitally important their culture is to the tapestry of world peace.
· Planting Global Peace Trees worldwide. Global history was made at Utah Valley University (UVU) as the “1st Global Peace Tree in USA” was planted closely adjacent to the world-renowned “Statue of Responsibility”. This historic event was jointly organized by Commander Celeste Gleave (Founder of SHEROES United) & me to demonstrate to the USA and every global citizen, the importance of uniting all nations in peace and love. I wish to continue this endeavor and be in partnership with the government of all nations, diplomatic authorities of all continents and organizations committed in the service of humanity.
Yitzi: This obviously is not easy work. What drives you?
On the contrary, I don’t find this difficult at all. I am very much prepared for this and feel that I have found my purpose & life’s calling.
Yitzi: None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?
There are so many I’m grateful for. Firstly, I am thankful to my Shifu who taught me wisdom at a young age by practicing Qigong and meditation since I was 7. At the age 9, I had a severe accident where I lost my memory and my doctors expressed that there was no hope for me. I asked God to give me a second chance at life and promised to serve Him. I was healed without any medication, therapy or any follow-up from any professionals.
Thankful for my ex-husband with whom I had undergone 12 years of domestic violence. It was because of him that I discovered my purpose to build a self-sustainable shelter for men, women, children and animals; to J. Khrisnamurti for encouraging me to run from a toxic relationship without any fear.
I’m grateful for my second husband, who was the love of my life & my biggest supporter.
Appreciative of Dr. Hong my Shifu; Tai Ji Men has been a place of contentment & has become a lifestyle for me.
And, last but not least, my mother and oldest sister who understand my vision & mission and supports me in my quest to serve.
Yitzi: What are your “5 things you wish someone told you when you first started a non-profit organization” and why.
1. Speak to those who have ventured before you for a better understanding of the ins and outs of starting a non-profit.
2. It’s going to be a lot of work.
3. The application process is extensive.
4. Raising funds will be a challenge.
5. Many will express support but will not have the same passion & commitment to the cause.
Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why?
I have a long list…
1. Arianna Huffington
2. Oprah Winfrey
3. Donald Trump
4. Narendra Modi
5. Koby O’brien
6. Celine Dion
7. Crown Prince of Dubai
8. Bill Gates
9. Warren Buffett
10. Jeff Bezos
11. Amancio Ortega
12. Mark Zuckerberg
13. Carlos Slim Helu
14. Larry Ellison
15. Charles Koch
I see them all as part of my life’s puzzle. To have 30–45 minutes with them will not only be a benefit to me, but a benefit to them, and the world as a whole. I feel that we are all on the same mission to forward global peace and in a positive social change, and together we can make the biggest difference.