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I really enjoyed Saturday morning’s Coffee Talk with the panel and the comments of everyone there. The one thing I did leave bothered by was what seemed to me to be a defeatist idea of humankind. I deeply believe that if one person is able to transform their behavior and beliefs then it is an example that the possibility is there for everyone.

We can’t blame the “human condition”

I really enjoyed Saturday morning’s Coffee Talk with the panel and the comments of everyone there. The one thing I did leave bothered by was what seemed to me to be a defeatist idea of humankind. I deeply believe that if one person is able to transform their behavior and beliefs then it is an example that the possibility is there for everyone.

Within the individual there is a spiritual evolution that transforms the childlike belief into something greater, a knowing, as an adult. Humankind as a race has the possibility of evolving beyond violence, if and when, people begin to believe in the possibility. If we continue to say, “It’s just a human condition.” then it will continue to be so. When we are able to open to new possibilities, we have an opening to personal evolution. People heal from “incurable” diseases all the time, medicine can’t explain it; they do so because they believe they can.

When do we begin to believe we can release the “human condition” of violence?

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About Joe Niemiec

The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles.

He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.

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