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Conversations with Humanity

In one of his latest books, “The Storm before the Calm”, Neale Walsch describes what he believes is happening in 2012 and the new world we could be creating.  He suggests we start a <Conversation with Humanity> in order to decide what this new world will look like.  To start this conversation, he asks some questions,  the first of which was answered by members of a discussion group who happens to be incarcerated at this time. 

The first question is this:  “How is it possible that 6.9 billion people can all claim to want the same thing (peace, security, opportunity, prosperity, happiness, and love) and be singularly unable to get it?”

Here are some of the answers this group gave.  Please join in this conversation.

  Question One-Anwer Eleven
by GLW
Florida

The answer to this question is much easier than the solution whereas the answer is composed of words, very easy to formulate and speak and the solution requires action beyond those words.

We tend to forget the basic laws of life under which we must live in a three dimensional reality.  A most important one to remember if we are to answer the above question is “Like attracts like.”

All of humanity seems to believe that their woes are caused externally: “If so and so weren’t here, my life would be better”; “She makes me so mad”; and the big one, “If we didn’t have all those criminals, the world would be a better place and we could live in love and peace”. 

Some would desire to kill all the murderers (even some prisoners feel this way, as it makes their own crime seem a little less repulsive).  So, let’s kill all murderers!  Then who is next?  Let’s kill all the child molesters, no one in society would argue about that one, would they?

Now that they are gone, let’s move to the other sexual offenders-rapists.  Homicide, vehicular manslaughter all the way down to trespassing and jay walking.

When all the “criminals” are gone, who is next?  Those we call undesirables, Jews, Blacks, “them”?  And then who?  All non-governmental personnel?  Eventually, you are left with the mad dog, running around in circles, biting its own tail because it hurts.

Even those whom we consider to be evil have a lesson to teach.  The late reverend Jim Jones had a throne in the middle of Guyana, over which a banner hung that said, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.

In remembering the past, Hitler thought the world would be a better place without the Jews.  Then without the Pentecostals., then without the protestants, etc.   All the way down to the “undesirables” and those who helped and supported them.

The death toll was in the millions.  A Holocaust that would have destroyed the greater portion of humanity and our world had it not been stopped by a joining of forces meeting violence with violence.

Like attracts like.  Hate breeds more hate.  And murder brought more of the same, spreading mayhem like a cancer causing it to increase exponentially until it became a raging fire that consumed everything in its path.

America, indeed the world, is once again faced with the same choices it faced before.  There are two things we fail to remember: like attract like and those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  That is the reason we are “6.9 billion people that desire peace, love, etc. and are singularly unable to obtain it”.

The solution is this.  There is only one way to have peace: be peaceful.  Do you want love?  Be loving.  Desire friends?  Be friendly.  Hope?  Then produce hope in someone’s life.  The choice is both an individual one and a collective one.  If humanity makes all the wrong choices again, as it did in the World Wars One and Two, will we be able to quench the raging flames of hatred again?

Speaking from a Jewish perspective, I would have to admit that the man Jesus had a firm grip on the Laws of Attraction.  He therefore understood that the true path to love, peace and happiness arises from within and not from external conditions.

The real question is this: Is the world a better place because you have lived in it?  No?  It can be, step by step, here a little, there a little, line upon line and precept upon precept, you can change the world you now see by sharing a simple smile with those you meet, lend a helping hand and words of encouragement for no other reason than love itself and you will see the world of love, peace and happiness you so desperately desire.

The choice is before each of us day-by-day.  Choose you this day whom you will serve and tomorrow you will reap the results.  Remember also the laws of reciprocation states that, “As you sow, so shall you reap”

The reason we have been singularly unable to get the love, peace and happiness we claim to want is because we have been looking to power, greed and hate in trying to obtain it.

Thanks for bearing with me.

 

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