segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2010

Who we are and what unite us

Who we are and what unite us
We are gathered in wonder around the goodness of life and its magnificent frolic.
Our consciousnesses awake to the richness of being a part of this event and want to act on it for better.
This participation starts with appreciation and care and becomes freedom of choice, not only between two options, but many good ones, plus the ones we may add to the play.
Even those who choose in a disorganized way will learn through their choices and contribute to the progress toward what we see as the good goal of life.
Belief or not belief in God is indifferent to us. Some believe in God some don’t, but we all believe in the Human Spirit.
Some of us like to link ourselves to a historical chain of similar understandings, so some claim to be open to all traditions of faith, some do remain in the religions of their families and some prefer to invent their own religion as they go on.
Some do believe in angels and miracles, some are materialistic.
We have together agreed to be pacifist, ecumenical, open to all, ecologically minded and socially engaged.
We also have agreed not to organize ourselves into a structured religion, nor adopt a hierarchy or religious titles.
We opted to free our vocabulary of words like lord, worship and similar ones.
We recognize no absolute truth but Life, no holy book but poetry, no rule or law but love.
For us there are no outsiders or insiders, we are all ONE: humans, no human animals, plants, minerals etc.
For us the perfect unity to the whole is only manifest through the individual, which is larger and more important then any community, which only fits as it empowers and highlights the individual.
Therefore, those who choose to name themselves after a historical religion are more and more opting to do their initiation ceremonies themselves or not do it at all.
In the process of this awakening, the religious writings of many, together with some non-religious works, had an important role.
During the last few years, this set of appreciations developed naturally without anybody trying to teach or convince anybody.
There is a tremendous diversity amongst us and this is a sign of being connected to what really matters.
To those who may accept us as we are, our sincere love. To those who can’t accept us because of anything, our sincere respect.
To those who helped us come to this beautiful stage in our walk of life our gratitude!
Love to all!

sexta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2010


We cry for our fellow living beings suffering in Haiti's tragedy! A respectful silence seems to be the only appropriate reaction at this time. Insane religious people do say God punished this poor country for its Voodoo practices. Others claim it is Haiti’s karma to suffer such disaster, on top of its chronic poverty.
I listened to a man saying in a radio talk show that we should all donate to the relief effort to alleviate our karma and not reincarnate in Haiti ourselves. Such nonsense! These beliefs do discard Gods love and human dignity at once!
Let us pray and love as we act now and when needed!