Peace is This Moment Without Judgment

Peace is This Moment Without Judgment

Do you think peace requires an end to war?
Or tigers eating only vegetables?
Does peace require an absence from
your boss, your spouse, yourself? …
Do you think peace will come some other place than here?
Some other time than Now?
In some other heart than yours?

Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
where everything that is is welcome.
Peace is this moment without thinking
that it should be some other way,
that you should feel some other thing,
that your life should unfold according to your plans.

Peace is this moment without judgment,
this moment in the heart-space where
everything that is is welcome.

© Dorothy Hunt

All Roads That Lead To God Are Good


Nachiketa’s Mirror and Yama –  the Lord of Death

This story is a conversation between Nachiketa a young boy and Yama – the Lord of Death. The teacher is Yama – The Death Himself and the student is a young Nachiketa in his teens.

In ancient India, there was Vajasrawas, a famous person .He was performing a sacrifice named Viswajet Yajna. In this Yajna, the performer had to give away all his wealth. It was a unique occasion. The place was beautifully decorated. Many rishis attended and they were chanting the mantras while offering to the holy fire. Cows were designated as valuable and special possessions in those very ancient days, and hence Vajashrava decided to donate all his cows to Brahmins.

Nachiketa was in his teens, and he was observing the sacrificial ritual with innocent interest. He was surprised to notice that his father was giving away only old and disabled cows. Those cows, who had given their milk for a long time and who were not capable of bearing calves.

This ‘worldly cleverness’ of his father brought a lot of change in the heart of the young boy.

Nachiketa, in order to dissuade his father from giving old cows, asked,” O father, to whom have you decided to give me away?”.

The purpose of the boy was to stop his father to do such things.

At first his father did not take any notice of this ‘childish’ question, but Nachiketa was insistent. He repeated the question thrice when the irritated father said,” Nachiketa, I give you to the God Death.”

Vajasrawas did not mean what he said. He had uttered these words in anger. No father would like to send their son away to the land of death. Nachiketa decided to obey the words of his father by going to the abode of Yama. Vajasrawas asked his little son to stay back. Nachiketa loved was very firm. Folding his hands he told his father that their ancestors never went back on their words and he would like to follow the same. He wanted his father to follow the same tradition. Nachiketa knew that all the things in this world are temporary and he was not afraid of death. He understood that following the path of truth is the gateway to heaven.

Vajasrawas was very sad but gave him permission as a follower of truth. Nachiketa left for the abode of Yama.

On reaching there he found that Yama was not at home. For three days and night the young boy waited without food, water and sleep at the doorstep of Yama’s abode. Yama on his return, was deeply grieved to see that there was no welcome to Nachiketa. Yama himself greeted him with due respect. For having kept Nachiketa waiting for three days, Yama granted him three boons.

The first boon, Nachiketa said, “I seek the welfare of my father as my first boon.” Yama granted him happily.

The second boon, “Sir I desire to know how one could reach heaven where there is no sorrow, old age or death”. Nachiketa did not ask this second boon for himself but for the sake of the people. He wanted everyone to learn this secret knowledge and free themselves from the sufferings.

Yama was pleased with the unselfishness of Nachiketa. Yama gave all the details of a particular sacrifice, the performance of which would take one to heaven.

As Nachiketa was an intelligent and a sincere boy with a spiritual knowledge, he could understand all that was taught. Yama was pleased with him and in appreciation, named that particular sacrifice after Nachiketa himself.

The third boon … Nachiketa asked to learn the mystery of what comes after death.

Yama was reluctant on this question. He said that this had been a mystery even to the gods. He asked Nachiketa to ask for some other boon, and offered many material gains.

But Nachiketa argues that all worldly treasures and heavenly pleasures come to an end sooner or later. If not the day after, after a hundred years. These are not permanent means of enjoyment. He insists to get the ultimate knowledge of Self, ” O Lord of Death, you have promised me the third boon”.

Yama was pleased with such a young truth-seeker who had rejected the path of enjoyment and chose the path of goodness. Then Yama taught him the knowledge of the Atman, realizing which man attains immortality. Know the Self as lord of the chariot, The body as the chariot itself, The discriminating intellect as charioteer, And the mind as reins.

The senses, say the wise, are the horses; Selfish desires are the roads they travel. When the Self is confused with the body, Mind, and senses, they point out, he seems to enjoy pleasure and suffer sorrow.

The all-knowing Self was never born, nor will it die. Beyond cause and effect, This Self is eternal.

When the body dies, the Self does not die.

One must discriminate the Soul from the body, which is the seat of desire. After death, it is the Soul that remains; the Soul is immortal.

Brahman can be seen, as in a mirror

In a pure heart; in the world of the ancestors

As in a dream; in the gandharva world

As the reflections in trembling waters;

And clear as light in the realm of Brahma.

Thus having learned from Yama that the way to find Brahman was within himself as in a mirror, Nachiketa searched in his own self to discover the highest Universal Principle.

One cannot be told with words what the highest Universal Principle is; but must discover it within himself(herself).


Nachiketa has been one of the most influential characters in Hinduism. Indian monk swamy vivekananda said: “If I get ten or twelve boys with the faith of Nachiketa, I can turn the thoughts and pursuits of this country in a new channel.”

This forms the subject matter of one of the Upanishads called Katha Upanishad.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Impact of a drop of water in water, a common analogy for Brahman and the Ātman

In Hinduism, Brahman connotes the highest Universal Principle, the Ultimate Reality in the universe. In major schools of Hindu philosophy, it is the material, efficient, formal and final cause of all that exists. It is the pervasive, genderless, infinite, eternal truth and bliss which does not change, yet is the cause of all changes. Brahman as a metaphysical concept is the single binding unity behind diversity in all that exists in the universe.


Hebrew variation of Brahman

We start with the first two words in Genesis 1:1:

ראשׁית rê’shîyth ray-sheeth’ the first principal thing

אלהים ‘ĕlôhîym el-o-heem’ the Supreme One

Eloheem is a plural masculine noun used with singular masculine verbs. This is contrary to rules of Hebrew grammar, but done on purpose..

The plural is used to show majesty, honor, or fullness.

One not as a separate entity; but as Complete Collective Consciousness (BEING).

Gen 1:1-3 Created by the Elohim were the heavens and the earth. Yet the earth became a chaos and vacant, and darkness was on the surface of the submerged chaos. Yet the spirit of the Elohim is vibrating over the surface of the water. And saying is the Elohim, “Become light!” And it is becoming light.

Spirit  רוּח  rûach  roo’-akh  wind, breath, a region of the sky, mind

Light  אור ‘ôr ore illumination; to be or make luminous (be, give, or show light) enlightened, set on fire, shine.

Let enlightenment or illumination become; this is the first action of the Supreme One.

This is the same principal that Buddha called enlightenment or illumination.

I see now that all creatures have perfect enlightenment – but they do not know it.  Buddha


Jesus’ version of Nachiketa’s Mirror

Psalms 91:1  He who is dwelling In the secret place of the Most High, In the shade of the Mighty lodgeth habitually,

Matthew 6:6  “But when you* are praying, enter into your private room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father, the [One] in secret, and your Father, the [One] seeing in secret, will reward you in the open.

your private room

a dispensary or magazine, that is, a chamber on the ground floor or interior of an Oriental house (generally used for storage or privacy, a spot for retirement): – secret chamber, closet, storehouse.


concealed, that is, private: – hid (-den), inward [-ly], secret.

Luke 17:20-21  Now having been questioned by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God is coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; neither will they say, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ For listen! [Strong imperative](what I am saying next is very important) The kingdom of God is within [or, among] you*.”


There are common threads through all religions.


All Roads That Lead To God Are Good

– Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox


All roads that lead to God are good.

What matters it, your faith, or mine?

Both centre at the goal divine

Of love’s eternal Brotherhood.


The kindly life in house or street –

The life of prayer and mystic rite –

The student’s search for truth and light –

These paths at one great Junction meet.


Before the oldest book was writ,

Full many a prehistoric soul

Arrived at this unchanging goal,

Through changeless Love, that leads to it.


What matters that one found his Christ

In rising sun, or burning fire?

In faith within him did not tire,

His longing for the Truth sufficed.


Before our modern hell was brought

To edify the modern world,

Full many a hate-filled soul was hurled

In lakes of fire by its own thought.


A thousand creeds have come and gone,

But what is that to you or me?

Creeds are but branches of a tree –

The root of love lives on and on.


Though branch by branch proved withered wood,

The root is warm with precious wine.

Then keep your faith, and leave me mine –

All roads that lead to God are good.


But; not all roads lead to God!

Say Something With Your Whole Being

Say Something With Your Whole Being

“When you say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being, not just with your mouth or your intellect, it can transform the world”. Thich Nhat Hanh

I have a cat named “Lil Kitty” who has taught me great lessons. I call her a high “needs” kitty; because when I sit down in the house, at the computer or on the toilet, she is right there to be petted and scratched.

This “need” is really her way of saying “I need you to say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being”. When I am present and give her attention she purrs and half closes her eyes in a state of bliss. When I am not present she will first rub up against me; if I continue to ignore her she will eventually stand up on her hind legs and slowly sink her front claws into my thigh.

Why is it so easy to say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being to an animal rather than a human being?

Well, human beings collect “alleged” offences from other humans and then view these same humans from the “gunnysack” of offences.

Animals don’t collect “alleged” offences from humans and then view these same humans from the “gunnysack” of offences.

A cat is very good at living in the present moment. If you don’t catch a cat at the exact moment of doing something you don’t want it to do; you cannot reprimand it. It will just look at you in an aloof fashion like saying “I would never do that”.

Our pets have an instinct that I call a “forget-ory”. Yell at your pet and they might cringe away for a short while; but they will be right back shortly.

Humans could use a “forget-ory”.

Our pets are world champions at being optimists. On their first approach to you when you get home they will expect only the good and best from you.

We should be more like our pets; find a human and say something like [I Love You]… with your whole being it will transform your world.

Reduce Gun Violence

Reduce Gun Violence

I used to be an NRA member and an avid hunter. I gave up my membership in the 1970’s when the NRA started becoming fundamentalist and radical in their support of 2nd Amendment Rights.

I gave up hunting when hunting became a “throw as much lead” as you can at the animal “sport?” I found a lot of dead and wounded animals; because I spend a lot of time outdoors. I was always a “one-shot” clean-shot hunter.

Allowing semi-automatic and even automatic weapons in the hands of private citizens has never seemed right to me. A private citizen can now legally “out-gun” the first responders at a mass shooting.

Colin Powell:  “I see no need for Bushmasters in the hands of an individual person who might be deranged,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “You want to fire a Bushmaster, go out to a range and fire a Bushmaster.  But whether or not it’s in our overall interest to have these kinds of weapons in the hands of Americans who might not be responsible is a question we have to answer.  How much are we really giving up if we said that this kind of weapon should not be readily available to anybody who wants to buy one?”

I am also of the opinion that fundamentalist and radical beliefs have no place in a representative government. Lobbyists can be as fundamentalist and radical as they want; but elected officials need to set aside fundamentalist, radical, and polarizing beliefs to represent their constituents equally.

Here is the whole blog post; this is my blog and I invite you there:

Excerpts –

Fundamentalism, the radicalization and polarization of America

I am a voter registered as an Independent.

I grew up in a Fundamental Evangelical Protestant Faith and can no longer accept the contention that I am right and someone else is wrong because of a difference of opinion.

Since I am not privy to Absolute Truth, every belief that I hold is just an opinion and I accept the same premise for everyone else.

Different opinions….

There have always been, and will always be, opinions which appear to some as right, while the same opinions appear to others as wrong. That is human nature. We must accept that simple fact or be forever condemned to cycles of war.

The mystic Joseph Campbell said:     “everything that you do is evil for somebody”.

In every country, in every religion, we find those who view an opinion as right, while others find that same opinion to be wrong.  Within every country and within every religion there is great diversity of opinion. Throughout history we have had war, conflict and violence in the name of nationalism and in the name of religion, each side ready to fight to the death for their opinion.

We are all different…each and every one of us. We have always been different, we will always be different. We must learn to accept our differences with patience, tolerance, understanding and love or else we will be in continuing strife forever.

Our diversity must be accepted, not denied or attacked. There can never be peace without acceptance of “what is”. All war, all battle, all human conflict is our refusal to accept the way things actually are.

The diversity of mankind will never be overcome by national governments or by religious leaders. Our diversity is the very reason that we exist. We exist to be individuals, we exist to be different. We must accept this simple fact if we want to find the heart of peace. We must simply accept “what is”.

Yet within the tapestry of all of this diversity, with all of our individual opinions, and with all of our individual needs, there is a common center that we all share, regardless of nationality, or race or religion… and that is the center of love.

For those who see through the eyes of love, there is only love, nothing else really matters. Let us move past all the pointing out of differences through tolerance, understanding, patience and love. Nothing else will ever bring peace.

Mankind has tried to overcome his diversity with war, violence, hatred and persecution for thousands of years and yet he never seems to learn the lesson…it has all been a complete failure.

When people don’t like someone else’s opinion, the general reaction is to try to get the other person to change. But that is not the call to action which Life gives to us. The call to action is not about changing the world outside of us, but changing the world within us.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  Albert Einstein

We need a new way of thinking!

Us vs Them or We?

Us vs Them or We?




WE the people of the United States, in order to form a more

perfect UNION, establish JUSTICE, insure domestic tranquility,

provide for the COMMON defense, promote the GENERAL welfare, and

secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,

do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States

of America.


WE (Merriam-Webster)   : I and the rest of a group that includes me: you and I: you and I and another or others: I and another or others not including you

UNION   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   – Union is the state of being united or joined.

Unity: the state of being united or joined as a whole.  Unity is not “sameness” but “being complementary”.

JUSTICE   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered.

COMMON (Merriam-Webster): of or relating to a community at large: public work for the common good

GENERAL (Merriam-Webster): involving, applicable to, or affecting the whole: not confined by specialization or careful limitation


Was our country founded as Us vs Them or We?


I originally came from a Christian background, so bear with me.


The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Analytical-Literal Translation)


Luk 10:25-37  And look! A certain lawyer stood up, testing Him and saying, “Teacher, [by] having done what, will I inherit eternal life?”

But He said to him, “What has been written in the Law? How do you read [it]?”

Then answering, he said, “‘You will love the LORD your God with your whole heart [fig., your entire inner self] and with your whole soul and with your whole strength and with your whole understanding,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.'” [Deut 6:5; Lev 19:18] See Below

Then He said to him, “You answered correctly. Do this and you will live.”

But that one wanting to be justifying himself [or, to be declaring himself righteous], said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

Then Jesus having taken up [the word] [fig., Jesus replying], said, “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and encountered robbers, who having both stripped him and having inflicted wounds, they went away, having left [him] as it turned out half dead.

“Now by a coincidence, a certain priest was going down on that road, and having seen him, he passed by on the opposite side [of the road].

“Then likewise also a Levite having been at the place, having come and seen, passed by on the opposite side.

“But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came by him, and having seen him, he was moved with compassion.

“And having approached, he bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then having placed him on his own beast [of burden], he brought him to an inn and took care of him.

“And on the next day, when he departed, having taken out two denarii [i.e., two days’ wages], he gave [them] to the innkeeper and said to him, ‘Take care of him, and whatever you spend besides, in my coming again, _I_ will pay back to you.’

“So which of these three do you suppose to have become a neighbor of the one having fallen among the robbers?”

Then he said, “The one having done the mercy with him [fig., having shown him mercy].” Then Jesus said to him, “Be going, and _you_ be doing likewise.”


Did Jesus teach Us vs Them or We?


The relationship between Jews and Samaritans helps us understand the parable, so bear with me.


Jacob then demanded a blessing, and the being declared in Genesis 32:28 that, from then on, Jacob would be called יִשְׂרָאֵל, Israel (Yisra`el, meaning “one that struggled with the divine angel” (Josephus), “one who has prevailed with God” (Rashi), “a man seeing God” (Whiston), “he will rule as God” (Strong), or “a prince with God” (Morris), from Hebrew: שרה‎, “prevail”, “have power as a prince”). – Strong’s Concordance 3478, 8280.

In the Hebrew Bible, the term Israelites, also known as the Hebrews and the Twelve Tribes of Israel, refers to the direct descendants of any of the sons of the patriarch Jacob, or to the descendants of the people who are called Israel, and to a worshiper of the God of Israel, Yahweh. In the period of the divided monarchy it was only used to refer to the inhabitants of the northern Kingdom of Israel, and it is only extended to cover the people of the southern Kingdom of Judah in post-exilic usage. – Robert L.Cate, ‘Israelite’, in Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard, Mercer Dictionary of the Bible, Mercer University Press, 1990 p. 420.

Jewish – southern Kingdom of Judah   Samaritan – northern Kingdom of Israel   Both – Israelites

Both Jewish and Samaritan religious leaders taught that it was wrong to have any contact with the opposite group, and neither was to enter each other’s territories or even to speak to one another. During the New Testament period, the tensions were exploited by Roman authorities as they likewise had done between rival tribal factions elsewhere, and Josephus reports numerous violent confrontations between Jews and Samaritans throughout the first half of the first century. – Mark A. Powell, “Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey” ‘Ch.01 The People of Palestine at the Time of Jesus’, Baker Academic, 2009.


From Above [Deut 6:5; Lev 19:18]

Deu 6:4-5 (The World English Bible) Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is ONE: and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.

Lev 19:18 (The World English Bible) You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people; but you shall love your neighbor as yourself. I am Yahweh.

Lev 19:33-34 (The World English Bible) If a stranger lives as a foreigner with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. The stranger who lives as a foreigner with you shall be to you as the native-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you lived as foreigners in the land of Egypt. I am Yahweh your God.


Did Jewish Law teach Us vs Them or We?


Us vs Them leaves someone right and someone wrong; someone wins or someone loses. We tries for win-win.


Are you really happy when you beat someone or help someone?


Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?


So I ask again; Us vs Them or We?




From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ignorance is a lack of knowledge. The word ignorant is an adjective describing a person in the state of being unaware, and can be used to describe individuals who deliberately ignore or disregard important information or facts or individuals who are not aware of that important information or facts. Ignorance can come in three different types: factual ignorance (absence of knowledge of some fact), objectual ignorance (unacquaintance with some actual object), and technical ignorance (absence of knowledge of how to do something that could actually be done).

synonyms:          incomprehension of, unawareness of, unconsciousness of, unfamiliarity with, inexperience with, lack of knowledge about, lack of information about;

informal: cluelessness about

“a statement that shows a complete ignorance of the regulations”

lack of knowledge, lack of education, unenlightenment, illiteracy;

lack of intelligence, stupidity, foolishness, idiocy


Ignoring what you really are.


ig·nore  iɡˈnôr  verb

refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.

“he ignored her outraged question”

synonyms:          disregard, take no notice of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to; More

fail to consider (something significant).

“direct satellite broadcasting ignores national boundaries”


(of a grand jury) reject (an indictment) as groundless.


Refusing to consider what you really are.


I am using consider in a very holistic sense see link below:

Psychologists tell us we have between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day, this means between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute per person. The steady flow of thinking is a thick filter between our thoughts and feelings, our head and heart.


The universe gives you many opportunities to find out what you really are.


A thought is an opportunity to make a choice; with every deliberate choice you are tuning yourself to receive similar type thoughts. You are also building your belief system with every deliberate choice.

YES, NO, and WOW (Wonder of Wonders).

Mat 5:37  “But let your* word be, ‘Yes, Yes’ [or] ‘No, No,’ but the [word which is] more [than] these is from the evil [one].

What do these three have in common?

They are all complete sentences by themselves and they are the irreducible lowest form of all choices.

We start out in life opened up to everything; but what do we do, we make choices that start the process of limitation.

Mar 9:23  So Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe [or, to have faith]-all [things are] possible to the one believing [or, having faith]!”

We start out with a mind opened up to all possibilities and then we start to close our mind. I choose to believe that at the level of consciousness all things, which are in your consciousness, are possible. A swan cannot become a duck. A non-musical person cannot be a concert musician.


Ignorance is choosing limitation.

Nothing – No Thing

Nothing – No Thing


There is a folklore story of a man who becomes very afraid of his shadow and tries to run away from it frantically. He believes that if he could only leave his shadow behind; he would be happy. The man grows more and more anxious as he sees that no matter how fast he runs; he cannot lose his shadow. Not about to give up; he runs faster and faster only to drop dead in utter exhaustion. If he had only stepped in the shade and stopped moving, his shadow would have disappeared.


Our own personal shadows consist of those things that we resist and define as unacceptable. Like Karl Jung said “what you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”


The problem is we want to be accepted, but we look to others and our culture for acceptance.


We get stuck in an endless cycle of running from the shadow of failure to be accepted by others. If only we would stop in the shade of the unconscious and accept our self just the way we are, the CHASE would end. The CHASE is our SUFFERING. As Karl Jung said “the unfaced and unfelt parts of our psyche are the source of all neurosis and suffering.”


So we need to face and feel the shadows that are chasing us; the fear and shame that “I am not good enough.”


You see our shadows are Nothing – No Thing. They have no physical existence of their own. They only exist as a very obscure image of our self that can only exist where there is no light (enlightenment or illumination). How very strange that we will allow our self to be chased by nothing.


Sacred Silence; the stopping of the CHASE, the timelessness, the being Nowhere and Now Here. The pause that lets us face and feel our shadows.


“As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it.” Lao Tzu.


A New Year brings us an opportunity to renew an old dream or create a new dream.

How do dreams come true?

Remember these three words HAPPY, HEART, and HONOR.


HAPPY – Joyful self-talk and joyful talk to others.

Happy Talk – South Pacific

Happy talk, keep talking happy talk,

Talk about things you’d like to do,

You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream,

How you gonna have a dream come true?

…If you don’t talk happy and you never have a dream, then you’ll never have a dream come true.

I can’t say it better than this song.


HEART – The faith factor; absolute belief.

When You Wish Upon a Star – Disney

…If your heart is in your dream

No request is too extreme…

Belief is developed by repetition. Every choice repeated makes that belief stronger.


HONOR – Understand and respect who you really are. Understand and respect your interconnections to all life.

You cannot really CONCEIVE (BIRTH-EXPRESS) something that is not a part of your consciousness. When Jesus said “all [things are] possible to the one believing” he didn’t mean that a non-musical person could become a world class concert musician. He meant that all things that are part of your consciousness are possible.

envisage – To CONCEIVE an image or a picture of, especially as a FUTURE POSSIBILITY: envisaged a world at peace. To consider or regard in a certain way.


For something to come to pass in your life your vision needs: HAPPY, HEART, and HONOR.

From Impossible to I’m possible

From Impossible to I’m possible



imˈpäsəb(ə)l   adjective: impossible

not able to occur, exist, or be done.

“a seemingly impossible task”

synonyms:          not possible, out of the question, unfeasible, impractical, impracticable, nonviable, unworkable; unthinkable, unimaginable, inconceivable, absurd

“gale-force winds made fishing impossible”

unattainable, unachievable, unobtainable, unwinnable, hopeless, impractical, implausible, far-fetched, outrageous, preposterous, ridiculous, absurd, impracticable, unworkable, futile

“an impossible dream”

(of a person) very unreasonable.

““Impossible woman!” the doctor complained”


Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin impossibilis, from in- ‘not’ + possibilis (see possible).


Mark 9:23  So Jesus said to him, “If you are able to believe [or, to have faith]-all [things are] possible to the one believing [or, having faith]!”


I’m  –  I AM

It is important to understand the full meaning of I AM; see the following:

Here is a quote from that link:

“The Supreme One (Father within), life itself, goodness itself, is a loving presence that is fully capable of demonstrating the good he/she truly anticipates.”

The idea that we are born in sin, separate from God, separate from all other humans, and separate from all of life, seems very alien to me.

“SIN – Separation Inducing Nonsense” © 2017 Russel Steffy

Do you SEPARATE yourself from life or do you COOPERATE with life?

This separation from everything is what makes us feel hopeless; makes everything seem impossible.

Albert Einstein Quotes:

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”

“All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.”

“A human being is part of a whole called by us the universe.”

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.”

“He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.”

Are you getting the message?

It is the movement from feeling separate to feeling a part of everything that brings you to “I AM POSSIBLE”.

You have often heard that there is safety in numbers. There is only safety in the ONE. There is only ONE power and presence in the universe. I am just a small essence of that ONE; but I AM a part of ONE.

This act of cooperating with everything [ONE] is what brings you to “I AM POSSIBLE”.

Dis or Diss

Dis transitive verb

1 slang :to treat with disrespect or contempt :insult dissed her former co-star in the interview was dissed and ignored at the party

2 slang :to find fault with :criticize dissed her wardrobe

also Diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed ; dissing. Earlier it was short for disconnected in the telephone sense and used figuratively in slang to mean “weak in the head” (1925).


“I call this pervasive view about human nature, which recurs across many cultures, the rotten-to-the-core dogma. If there is any doctrine that this book seeks to overthrow, it is this one.

The doctrine of original sin is the oldest manifestation of the rotten-to-the-core dogma, but such thinking has not died out in our, democratic secular state.” Authentic Happiness by Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.


The idea that we are born in sin, separate from God, separate from all other humans, and separate from all of life, seems very alien to me.

“SIN – Separation Inducing Nonsense” © 2017 Russel Steffy

Do you separate yourself from life or do you cooperate with life?

Check out these comparisons; I am sure you can find many more.


Separate              Cooperate

Entropy                Syntropy

Disagree              Agree

Disappoint          Appoint

Disapprove         Approve

Disease                 Ease

Disestablish        Establish

Disgrace               Grace

Dishonor              Honor

Disrespect           Respect

Distrust                Trust


So I ask again, do you separate yourself from life or do you cooperate with life?