This I Believe

Janet - Beverly Hills, California
Entered on October 24, 2006
Age Group: 30 - 50
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This I believe, We are one.

We are not human beings experiencing spirituality,

We are spiritual beings experiencing humanity.

We breathe the same air.

We bleed the same blood.

We feel the same emotions.

We travel the same paths.

We have the same fragile and precious body with an eternal soul.

We are created in the image of God.

As we are one.

Let us choose humanity of ourselves, not humiliation of others.

Let us choose construction, not destruction.

Let us choose righteousness and let justice prevail.

Let us exist as a whole vs. existing as one.

Let us not take sides, as there is no side to take.

As we are one.

Let us be free from pettiness,

Let us be large in thought, in word and deed,

Let us be done with fault finding and begin self seeking,

Let us liberate humankind.

Let us be without self-pity and without prejudice.

Let us be selfless rather than self-important.

May we put away all pretenses and meet each other face to face.

As we are one.

May we never be hasty in judgment and always be generous in benevolence.

May we have compassion for those in need,

May we have understanding for those we misunderstood.

Teach to put into action our better impulses, straight- forward and unafraid.

Let’s take time for all things: make us grow calm, serene, and gentle.

We may realize it is the little things that create differences;

That in the big things of life, we are one.

As we strive to touch and know the great human heart common to us all,

Let us not forget to be kind.

Listen by your heart

Feel by your soul

Comprehend by your energy

And love by essence of your being, as we are all one………

Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust.