All for one, one for all –

my responsibility makes community.

Harmony is not lock-step…

asks for listening and honesty,

celebrates dialogue from all viewpoints.

Community is a power for good,

always supporting the common good,

sustaining the greater good in all ways.

Awareness of Presence…

gives us inclusion and indifference,

allows everyone to be attentive.

Community accepts all at the table,

fully participating with hope,

contributing without fear of rejection.

Ritual provides a stable setting…

does not demand blind passivity,

expects heartfelt submission.

Not one, not two –

my responsibility makes community.

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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