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sage in the wind ... greatness is humble ... photographs and inspirational writings from the harbors of light collection: inspirational writings, spiritual inspiration, thoughts for the day, poetry, prose, stories: higher self, personal growth, spiritual encounters, out of body experiences and white light experiences, from Brad Kalita, founder of gathering light ... a retreat located near crater lake national park in southern oregon.

Something to See Us Through ...

Having studied the commonality of ideals of capitalistic democracy, communism and religion worldwide I find it disconcerting and heartbreaking to have found throughout the ages the majority of resources serving extravagant monuments, the hierarchy and consolidation of power often achieved and maintained through the exploitation, degradation and ignorance of the common man - Not to mention the persecutions and ravages caused by related warfare.

Such social entities go great lengths to create the perception of order from chaos, then fill in the discontinuities with canned patriotism, the requirement of faith to obtain eternal life , or worse avoid eternal hell.

It seems many people need structure, ritual, definition ... an iconic supernatural entity to embellish make larger than life worship and follow, plead their wants and troubles too. A reward system to gain credit, feel chosen, special or superior from achieving worldly glory or the security derived from being destined for eternal heavenly bliss.

Although within all creeds and religions there are exceptional individuals with characteristics and values worthy of emulation, itís common to project lesser human qualities onto the character of the divine and worship, cater to and regulate others accordingly while depending on divine intervention instead of taking personal responsibility to create a sustainable world and purifying oneís motives and realistically aspire to whatever brings about the greatest possible harmony for all things.

Must we subscribe to exclusive assumptions without reservation and continually seed the beds of worldwide ecological disaster, convolution, divisiveness and strife?

... And why not goodness for its own sake?
What could be simpler, more purifying, self-affirming,
divine in character ... and to the point !

- bk

Antidote for a godless world:

If we find transcendent beauty and compassion in ourselves and others then surely in the vastness of the universe are evolved worlds, dimensions and beings of empathy that have manifested such benevolent harmonious qualities sustainably.

Such certainty assures great possibilities here and beyond for beings throughout the cosmos of progressive inclination.

Knowledge can be limited and prideful, often
acquiring much but learning little of real worth. Whereas
"the timeless stone of wisdom" is comprehensive yet humble, acquiring
little but learning much of enduring value.

- bk

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