ABUSE and TORTURE insufficiently dealt with in Australia.

“The administration of justice – is the firmest pillar of Government.”  – George Washington (1st US President)

http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2016/s4510208.htm         The discussion on “LATELINE” now!


https://newmatilda.com/2016/07/28/dont-just-blame-the-guards-don-dale-is-what-systemic-violence-looks-like/                                  LOOK what they did, – being only a tip of the iceberg. Systemic violence is sustained injustice and only creates a repetitive cycle of violence, It is only breeding hate and is not isolated injustice to the mentally impaired who are in custody, the children and others. It is an exclusive sign of cultural impairment of a society where racism is still in the back yard of government institutions and where only a free press is able to show the prejudice, which would be otherwise swept under the carpet.


Good evening!

I would like to speak tonight briefly about an issue which is close to my heart – which should be dear to the world perhaps, – and had better be dear to this country  – which we cherish for reasons – as different, – as large as this country is.

Australia is said to be a good and free country – but where it comes to fighting for fairness and justice, – for correction of the wrongs and widening what is right in society, or – in the potential of young people, – there are many things which could be done better – in the rather oblivious views – of far too many  Australian people.

Political systems are getting only less indifferent when the free press is getting hold of gross injustice. – Injustice forgotten – part of our political and legal systems –  seems to come to daylight – only when the press – or eg “Four Corners” – is getting hold of it. – The last is a good sign of our free press – but not so good sign – of our systems, – which – under the banner of being better than other countries – need to protect the vulnerable – the elderly – and the children in our country.

Oppression  – anywhere – is a potential plague  everywhere – wherever justice is not served. – We speak e.g. about 190 vulnerable children – sleeping each night – in emergency rooms in South Australia, – whilst 26000 calls about abuse – are getting unanswered. – The waiting time to make a report – often –  takes an hour, – which I  saw myself.

The nature of abuse – at times – has extreme dimensions – and it is a sickness of our society – where parents have increasing difficulties to bring up children. – It is a sickness of our country  –  where drug cartels – walk free – whilst the “intelligence” – is there – to infiltrate them – and to end them, – preventing as such the increasing influx of ICE – whilst other countries – seem to have less problems to contain those issues. – It is a sickness of society when Carers in nursing homes – abuse – frail and elderly – demented people – when one culprit – recently – is walking away – with only nineteen days in jail, – whilst there was video footage for his crime.

It’s a disease of society – as well – when juvenile guards – are set to escape prosecution – whilst the video evidence is there that they abused a young difficult child – This child  himself with a background history of child abuse, – ADHD – and – for sure – a criminal record.

People – who are not protected – and vulnerable –  need to be protected.

People – who commit crimes – need to face justice, regardless, – but in detention – they need to be protected. Where human rights – might be abused in society, – it does not serve any purpose – to abuse them in detention as well.- – Whilst there might be crimes against humanity – which deserve a  death sentence , – even then – this can be done in a humane way.

That’s the obligation – we have as a free society.

That’s the obligation – we have to protect innocent and harmless people, – as children are – in detention.

Whatever  children have done – there is no justification to deliberately harm them – when they are detained – and where community service would be the better solution for isolation.

The victims of this kind of violence – are everywhere and anywhere.

This type of violence is  as wide – as the spectrum of the colours and religions  breathe in Australia!

This violence – well-bred – under the silent surface – of our systems of justice and government – where it can’t be always controlled – is much of a disgrace of our culture – where grace could be found – in proper law enforcement – this country needs – to prevent the ramifications in the future – if this type of oppression does not get resolved.

The solution of the problem – is not – a Royal Commission – to look at failings of child protection – and youth detention systems – administered – by Northern Territory in Australia – where it comes to this aspect of abuse, – as the NT knows widespread political corruption. – The nominated head of the Royal Commission is an NT ex-chief of justice – who sentenced a 55 year old man in 2005 to a one month’s jail sentence for the sexual assault and bashing of a 14 year old girl. – He realised in 2012 that he had the balance wrong, – and whilst everyone can get the balance wrong – and may realise this 7 years after the incident, – Royal commission’s – delay– immediate justice  and are not the answer. – The Northern Territory has a reputation of corruption – and this incident of gross abuse in juvenile detention – should be – a matter of the Australian Federal Police – as it could well be a tip of the iceberg.

The question is who will be next – to suffer under the hands of people – who abuse their powers – in a senseless act of human right abuse – on Australian grounds, – as part of their connection – with systems being governed – by State Governments – who lack control on their own systems – like it happens anywhere and everywhere.

And it goes on and on and on – and lip service to justice will fail justice – and failing justice will fail a government, – like we see in many countries. This type of hidden violence will neither create nor make, – but will break – the potential of a nation – which claims to be a better country – than many other countries in the world. – It will refuse – to bring to daylight – which sustains silence – at night – and – if so required – by an assassins bullet. – Civil order – is not served by justice disorder – but by candid facing the truth – as candid as “Four Corners” presents the facts, – presenting the voice of the people – where it should be the people to hear this voice – as – too many things – are not seen or heard of – in response to violence – on this nation’s soil.

Mind you, we can degrade ourselves – in our response to injustice, which ignores our common humanity – when we accept excuses from a Government who talks about non-violence abroad – but fails to practice it – here – in our nation – as part of their poorly controlled structures – to protect both people in detention – and those with good intention.

The Chief Minister of Northern Territory in Australia – who knew that there were built in tear gas systems – in buildings of juvenile detention – as part of lock up – and torture treatment –  should be jailed himself – if he did not try to correct this. – We are just falling far behind, if the public voice does not speak up – against this. – As built in tear gas systems – in juvenile detention, – children strapped in mechanical chairs – and tortured – reminds us of Germany during the second world war – where so many people said: “We did not know!”

The Prime Minister – Malcolm Turnbull – failed the real Australian culture – with his tardy response – to the Northern Territory juvenile justice crisis – and –  he does not take the speed – to make this country – a better country where it comes to the most fundamental values – and make this country – a “shining stone” to the world.

In Hebrew words – he did neither make “a window for the ark” – nor did he create a “light” – for those  – who should see – and act – better.

It all falls down to proper leadership and Government, where justice should be the cornerstone of this Government – for this nation…….

It isn’t! ..

It’s a failure for those who are in Government – both at State and at Federal Level. …

Those who conform – have neither real courage – nor real integrity – and don’t match the required qualities of our time!

Thank you!


Paul Alexander Wolf



Donald Trump’s Most Idiotic Moments

Donald Trump
“The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the constitution.”
-Thomas Jefferson.
Thank you for listening tonight to some of the reasons Donald Trump should never have the nomination of the Republican Party for the US Presidency. …Also the disgrace of a potential Trump election would really create, – both for the US and the rest of the world.

I spend only a few words on this topic and far more could be added, but it is up to the Americans where they can,   to increase  the opposition against Donald Trump in peaceful and dignified ways, – simply by not voting for him.

If we look at the future of the US, we not only look at the powers of those in power, but also at the powers in ourselves. As people of a society, as people of a community:  as a force to build a Nation by unified grace, –  or to allow such a Nation to be disrupted by divided disgrace, or shame,  or even infamy.

Mind you, those powers are at times hidden, and not always coming to the surface, – but all those powers in the real positive have to do with both compassion and love for the greater good for our society, for the greater good of people being put in the dark. For the greater good of ourselves and our children. And not always can we surrender to the short cuts of US politics on the cheap, the lack of inspiration , – with neither a clear vision or a worthy challenge.

This is the situation where the US stands  today!

When Lincoln stood up as an obscure solicitor and got the nomination of the Republican Party, long ago, his powers were invisible and intangible. But it served a greater purpose.
When John F Kennedy as an inexperienced Senator of Massachusetts, got the nomination in 1960 to represent the Democratic Party for the US Presidency, – his powers were invisible and intangible as well.  And also here it served a wider meaning as he did win with a narrow margin from Richard Nixon.
If Richard Nixon had dealt with the Cuban Missile crisis we all
would not have existed any more.
Powers you know, – both invisible but eventually visible, initially intangible but eventually real.
For all of us applies that nobody can take away those powers from us, – however  only WE can give them.  And this applied e.g  and in particular to those in some political arena of their times and generation: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lincoln,  Franklin D Roosevelt, John F Kennedy, his brother, – Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan and others.. Not to speak about US writers like Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, J.D Salinger or poets like T.S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Maya Angelou, Tupac Shakur and many others.
Even though a number died prematurely, – the US did receive abundance for their giving.
They all had real substance!
Their devotion and energy sparkled new-born dimensions in US history, – both at political level and cultural level.
Even though they were not perfect, they harnessed special forces of unseen energy to mobilise and refresh both the Constitution and the better instincts of the American people, – where it came to some US Presidents, –  or Martin Luther King,  or,-  e.g the New York Senator “Bobby” Kennedy who was killed in 1968.
At some extend we can say from President Obama the same. But the book of history has not closed on him in retrospect.
The cheap rhetoric of Donald Trump, however, is so easy to be seen in 2016 that any child can follow his message. A message which could unlock the energies of the undoing of the US as a power, with widespread disaster, – if this person would become elected as US President.
President Bill Clinton once said that the US will not exist forever and the tragic is that his words may come true earlier than expected, if Donald Trump’s following may rise, and follow him to a potential US Presidency.
There is neither the basics of any real compassion for DT’s countrymen, nor any real affection for those who are put in the shadow of American society. He multiplied billions for his own business but never multiplied the enlargement of his own character for the benefit of others. If elected he would only create further internal friction in American society with the risk of increasing violence, –  and groups opposing each other over and over again.
It would be a failure of US Democracy if this person would be ever US President and the ranking of the US at the international stage of politics would diminish on his presence in ways never experienced before.
Where the US brought forward real substance in some earlier Presidents, writers, poets and others, – Donald Trump has neither substance nor any intelligent purpose for the future of the United States of America!
Mind you, there is neither ceiling nor limit to the amount of compassion one can feel for those who struggle at the other side of the prosperity spectrum.Those who live in poverty, often within the context of discrimination and often within the spectrum of breeding violence against one and other. Often, with nearby streets where almost every day kids get killed as a result of unlawful gun violence.
The reality of the US is that this huge country is at large inhabited by many cultures and the division line is neither always the colour of the skin nor the contents of religion, – but the intolerance based on extremism, and the bottom line poverty for a number of people.
All those energies of people living together were made out of the greater force of love, aimed to enhance the human spirit in larger than life dimensions. All those people are born with the potential at least to live in peace and harmony, to give purpose to their lives.
All those people have it within their nature to express the better features of their personality,  in whatever entity education facilitates the lining and dreams of both their character and future.
Only an US President who is standing at the centre of the moral spectrum, able to conduct an orchestra for both a better Union and a better US future, is able to harmonise some of the deep-rooted frictions within the United States itself. Frictions which still date, at some extend, from the long history of racial struggle, the movement on social justice under direction of Martin Luther King,jr and the short cut legacy of Robert Francis Kennedy apart from others.
Whereas President Obama brought some change because of his compassion towards the wider dimensions of the US as one society, Donald Trump would ruin almost everything what Americans did build up in times of trials and tribulations. Not only this, – the US would lose almost all of its credibility in the world as such, because  a devastating choice of Donald Trump would only show the type of muscle power no Nation in the world would be prepared to swallow. -Immaturity and unpredictability , abusive behaviour, – with no real ability to listen to advisers, would hang like the sword of Damocles over both the US and the world under a Donald Trump Presidency.
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Going to war has been a key element under past Republican Administrations and with Donald Trump the risk of both war and social unrest is most excessive, – the least.
The better potential of the US would never be properly guided by a Donald Trump Presidency.
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The better potential is to fight for justice where there is injustice. The better potential is to help harmony where there is disharmony. And finally – besides many others –  the better potential is to encourage prosperity where there is a lack of prosperity for those already living under the poverty line. But all this based on reasonable social rest, –  and not anti-social unrest inflicted by any offensive or repugnant actions by Donald Trump. The last would be a rip off on the cultural enlargement of the US as well.
Often, poverty is a cause of revolutionary violence which can easily escalate under the reigns of a ruthless US President.
Donald Trump would not be the white politician who could be fair or understand the goals of either Mexican Americans, – Latino Americans or African-Americans.
He has neither a real clue of religious justice and freedom, nor show a rapport with broad spectrum white American on the future of a multi racial society.
And still he is gaining momentum!!!
For those of you who are black or Hispanic, white or Muslim, Jew or Christian or anything else in terms of colour of the skin, race ,  or religion,  Donald Trump will never judge you on the content of your character, –  but may create once more a Nation where people are judged just by their religion, or just by the colour of their skin, –  and history will repeat itself at the cost of the legacy being made by John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert F Kennedy and many others besides President Obama.
Japan and South Korea and other countries may have nuclear weapons with a Trump Presidency, – and all this is never allowed to be happen!
There is far more to say but simply show in your votes that you are against Donald Trump.
The last is good enough as it facilitates the elegance of a mature US democratic system, where people are granted the privilege to make a conscious vote on those who surround them, -those who represent them, and those who lead them.
Thank you so much!!
Paul Wolf

An Act of Love close to Passover

The gospel of John is both attractive and baffling for various reasons. Jesus is going to the home of Mary Martha and Lazarus.
They are almost his closest circle of friends, perhaps closer than his disciples. Martha provided hospitality for Jesus and his disciples.

Mary, Martha’s sister was a deep thinker and Lazarus was their brother. He died later but was raised to life again by Jesus. They were very close friends. Mary and Martha were young  women.
They admired Jesus and each time when Jesus came to Jerusalem
he stayed with them. The three provided a home for Jesus and He loved them and they loved Him.

Jesus enjoyed friendship.

You know, the sacredness of life we experience is the relationship with friends, with other people, – if it is the way intended to be. We don’t need many friends but most of us need someone, at least. People with whom we take the risk of knowing and being known. I guess this is the essence of the human and spiritual journey which we may enlarge by increasing our compassion for others because we have friends with whom we can share the deepest end of our humanity. The core of our humanity, which can be a new beginning as well at times.

It may widen our horizons. And what is more beautiful that people know us and love us anyway and vice versa?

In essence this is what God does to us as well.

The diner party Martha and Mary had with Jesus one night, including some others, – was dense with feeling. Not abundant as such but as if something was hanging in the air. As if something was going to happen.

Mary comes up and goes to the cupboard and gets a bottle which is filled with a nice smelling lotion. A very expensive one and she is pouring this over the body of Jesus.

The original Passover is a memorial to God passing over the houses of the children in Israel is an act of protection and love for his people.

It was at a time close to the Jewish Passover. The time as well that chief priests were plotting to kill Jesus. This lotion or oil was a very expensive and luxury item in the house of Maria and Martha. With her hair bend down she massages the oil into the skin of Jesus.

Touching and being touched in the most loving way is something both beautiful and sacred in life as it is part of our core humanity. Mary offers her expression of love to Jesus without any expectation. She does it because she feels it deeply. It has nothing to do with calculation of any kind.

She is not doing it because Jesus needs it but she feels she needs to give it

And for sure, there are always people like there were at the time who comment on this in the negative. Such as the expensive oil could have been sold for the benefit of the poor etc. And often those remarks may come – if we translate this situation to “here and now – from people who do not care one bit about the poor. People who take a cheap shot on both remarkable and beautiful circumstances, full of prejudice.

People who are technical right but so awful wrong in measuring the spirit of the moment, so to say. And Jesus remarks quite straight in both his comments and observations that the poor will be always there, – but He will not be always there.

He understood that there is a difference between an indulgent expression of love and an act of excessive self-love. Mary was just genuine in her appearance at the time and in the presence of love there are no rules or regulations.

If you love somebody for what he means or for what he gives, or for what she gives and means to you, – what is against a genuine expression of affection?

Art, love and acting in spirit is not about money, calculating or accounting, – but it is about startling and amazing moments in life. Both wonder and beauty, and they can’t be sold.

When people are moved and respond from this emotion in their unique identity with love, there are times you have to break open the bottle of expensive oil, – and do what your genuine feelings of affection dictate you what to do. All this as part of a spontaneous act of love, – which is always in the giving and not in the taking.

Mary loved Jesus and she knew what to do in that moment

If I look at the world, I see there are plenty of barriers and walls. Plenty of rules and regulations. Plenty of prejudice and taboos.

But what has been given in true love neither knows taboo, nor barriers or walls, –  and as such we may be part of many and many may be part of us

For we know in part, – but in love we are complete!

Are we?


Have you ever loved someone you never met?

This might be a fascinating subject, isn’t it? Because the requirement seems that you need to meet the person before you love him or her.

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The full truth is that regardless our circumstances or environment, there are people around the world with  whom we could connect,  at such a different level perhaps, –  that this would be in full harmony with both the 2 natures involved…True, – if the allowing of this feeling could be realised in a day-to-day reality, so to say… But for sure,  you can’t judge this before you have met, – and met for some time perhaps.

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But often this is not the case as neither the allowing of the feeling is always there nor the real life situation where one can meet up with one another to build up bit by bit the friendship. The last being required the least, – as a first step.

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Not to speak about people we never met, the last being an entirely different story…Falling in love as such seems not possible.  But perhaps not everyone agrees on this one.  And sure, –  stories are nice to share, isn’t it?..  Even when there is a lot of fiction and fantasy involved.

At times this can be quite funny!

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But who cares, – we are free in that section of our mind and heart where we may have dreams, fantasies or imaginations, – whether we feed them or not.  But mind you, –  what you do with the “feeding” and “the bringing out “.  In 65 years from now we are all dust, – and the question is how did we live in between.  In our response lies the last choice.

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Well, – I can say there is nothing secret or unusual about those feelings, as at times they are a reality. At some extent I feel it is part of human nature. The beauty that people can mean a lot to you, even if you don’t know them, even if you have never met them. And for sure you don’t need to be in love with them as the last is a different entity, – so to say. The fact that unknown people can mean a lot to you can be an enrichment of your own nature through the colours and the “keys” being transmitted to your own life.. And this is mainly the issue I want to touch base on, as falling in love with someone you never met is in my glimpse on this subject impossible.

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What it is, I don’t know. What the power of love is, – I don’t know. Perhaps at times the impressions we get, even though they might be very limited, –  may appeal somehow to the better things in ourselves. Potential partners are anywhere on the world but it is pointless to pursue, unless there is a valid reason.

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Does this make any sense at all?

If well-preserved it is one of the larger mysteries in life where the power gets broken if disclosed, or if disclosed too early where it should not be disclosed. It is an odd comparison perhaps, –  but the power of the biblical Samson got lost when his hair was cut, – but when his hair grew he was stronger than ever before. When we try to “establish” some of our past or present secrets in reality, – we cut ourselves and lose more than we ever possessed perhaps.  In search of the good, conscience is always a process.

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Once Samson disclosed his secret he was lost. They took “the mickey” out of him.  In other words, it is not always wise to show what is going on in your heart as cherishing some of the larger secrets may enhance your humanity, –  because, through the transmission of energy you may be better able to translate those emotional pockets back to your higher inner-nature.  This is the domain which has “pure creativity” to work it all out in your own place, –  the last which is what life asks you to do with care, compassion and integrity.

What I say seems to be the ideal scenario, – I know.  It does not always work this way and people are different.  But for all of this, there is no harm in those feelings,  it depends what you do with it.

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How does this happen?

Obviously I am not sure, but I suspect in the channelling of both our energy and awareness, we pick up at times both things from the physical world and the non-physical world. The reality part is not always that important but when we are lucky and channelling the right direction, through the grace of God, we may use it for the purpose being designed for both the better of our human nature and others.

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In my “last will and testament” I can show I loved lots of people for those reasons in my life and I am full of gratitude what they meant to me and what they gave me during receptive moments in my being. Some people I knew, others I did not know. Some live in my lifetime, others did not live in my lifetime. But always there was the transmission of some mysterious energy, which for me appealed to my inner-nature and made what I became, – still a “work in progress”.

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As I said, sometimes it is better not show the secrets of your heart, at least not on the specifics, allowing as such not the rejection and scrutiny of others. But “giving way” to the free flow of the unspeakable in the increased compassion of your nature, seems at times the better way. The last finding its means in various creative identities of your life.

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Again, –  I need to ask whether this makes sense, as it may work different for others.

For sure this is more difficult when you are really in love with someone and it seems impossible. But within the larger gift of life you may see this as one of the dimensions which could exist in different identities elsewhere as well, – and you don’t need to be absorbed by one “dead end” as being in love, as such, is a reflection on yourself in one particular situation. Which is being allured to one particular attraction, as perceived in someone else. It simply is not reality. And the last has nothing to say about how it would work out in a real life situation. Mind you, you better be careful if you have those feelings at times because if you disclose this to the person of attraction, and you don’t know each other at all, – you will be considered, the least, as very silly, – and for sure it will fall on “deaf ears”..

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If this is the case you need to get to know yourself a bit better and use common sense.

In the inter-connection with people in life though, there is – as well – much we may not understand. But the beauty is we don’t always need to understand as both the mystery and curiosity are allowed to have a place in life.

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Things come to our awareness by what we see and hear in other people, and the last at times in retrospect, – when we have time for ourselves connecting with the broader sense and awareness of nature.

The way we may interconnect with each other in the very best possible way is more like “a sacred bonding” as it shows us how to forgive when we need to forgive. It shows us how to give to one another’s well-being. It shows us compassion and understanding.  It may show us affection of a different nature, when we see things not being right and try to correct it. It has to do with the better way of showing justice as well, –  in a broader sense.

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In my life I cherish the people who brighten my day through the seen and the unseen, whether they live nearby or far away, regardless, at times, – whether I know them or don’t know them at all. It sounds weird perhaps and not many people may relate to me on this one but it’s just me, the way I embrace life as it is, – accepting both the possible and the impossible.  Many people as such leave an “echo” with me and some, – just this way , are very dear to me as there is much warmth in it,  without those people even realising this themselves. And that’s fine!..

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At times they live in entirely different circumstances far away, amidst poverty, – and in the way they deal with things they “sparkle” as a mystery. Some people as such are unique in the integrity of their own nature, from which we only see part of it, – but enough to appreciate their inner-being which shines through this.  And we don’t know them at all, – interesting isn’t it?.

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If I would express this the way I wished to do at times, my gratitude would be very poorly understood. Mind you what their perception would be on me. I fear it would spoil it for once and for all, as we live in totally different identities.

I can only hope I work the same this way for some others perhaps as they do for me, and for sure, – I don’t always need to know,  as sometimes it is better to leave this to the funny and  precious secrets of life.

Discipline and direction in our connections are far more important.

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And mind you, allow your imagination to play similar as characters evolve in films, – like they do this in ourselves at times. The editing is part of a spontaneous process through the in-depth involvement we already have with ourselves and some others.  All this is already provided in our upbringing until now, and through the experiences we have and had. We get better persons when each time we surf the waves of our emotions the right way, – both for ourselves and for others. Not allowing us to be blind-folded in scenes which are not practical.

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If you want to reach out for a better connection with others, be aware that the circumstances and perceptions of people can be hugely different than yours, and that improvisation as such is based on both respect and being receptive for what is going at the other side.

There might as well be the cultural restrictions of marriage, but the connections with others perhaps should not be restricted where we connect with the better part of ourselves in others. There where we can add value to each other as part of our normal humanity, the last finding its way in the world. There is neither harm in any value, nor is there any value in any harm.

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The last is an interesting one as where people cheat they are dishonest and being dishonest often brings harm. The question on the moral spectrum of what is harmful and not harmful has a variety of dimensions, including and not restricted to showing affection, being tender and kind, apart from embracing and kissing each other.

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For myself I do consider any genuine and mutual show of affection being normal as part of close encounters where you trust each other.

Cheating is when you don’t watch the distinction between being loving in character and making love as part of a sexual relationship. The last in circumstances where it would be far better to refrain from this. For sure, as said already, – there are many potential partners on this world but it is pointless to pursue any if there is no valid reason, – as so much harm can be done as well.  Existing love for one can’t be replaced by a potential love for an other person, – even when we have the capacity to “bring it on”. Even though there are more scenario’s possible, – harm reduction is hard to meet if our conditioning is not wired up for the best compassion for others.  It is not an easy one for many, but wisdom for the few.

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When you are really committed in friendship you simply don’t cheat. People carrying trust and trustworthiness close to their heart simply don’t cheat, as gifted – hopefully – in wisdom perhaps, they know that real love lasts far longer than making love, and that the last often ends the friendship in which perhaps much has been invested for possibly good reasons.

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If people are married and it proved already it did not work and it has been discussed already open and candid, – there might be a grey area which is not up to me to consider,  as I haven’t this experience as such.

When we really care in authentic ways, neither being pretentious nor imposing our perceptions on others, – we may embrace the concept of love in unassuming ways wherever we go in this world. The last with the distinction that real love has far greater dimensions as it is an impression from the Universe, through which the earth and all what lives has been created, – not by chance but for a purpose.

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Our humanity may grow through the real humanity of others and with certain restrictions,  there are no rules or regulations for this purpose being still in progress, – which includes love in a broader sense.

In essence our humanity is deeply inter-connected. As always it is as important to be able to listen and to be listened to. It keeps you fresh and alive. If we are able to free up ourselves “in the osmosis of life”, we can find up a way in the connection with other people, more meaningful and in line with what humanity requires us to work on to get to the next stage.

In terms of film making – by comparison – we may end that the right actor for a particular role is perhaps not the very best actor. Likewise the right person in a relationship is perhaps not always the greatest partner, – and the right partner in a business entity is not always the best person.

And finally the best love affair is for certain not always the best friendship, – whilst the best friendship is not always the best love affair.

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For all of this, surfing the soul on any implications is the best manifestation in inter-humane creativity, – as the better outcome is always harm reduction. Rather, perhaps, than self-destruction through inflicted trauma, betrayal, deception and others..

Good friendships last, – ”love-affairs” rarely last.

This is reality!

Therefore finding the right distinctions in the many dimensions of love, is an art worth to be mastered as it seems dead easy, – but it is easily dead as well.


The last because  relations can make you, – but they can break you as well.  And there is already enough being broken, both in life and relationships.

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With real friends you rehearse and rehearse until you get better as friends, – regardless time place or age.  And in all this you can find your own VOICE, – your unique identity as well..

The quality of our humanity is at the cornerstone of any good friendship or a better connection. Relationship means relating to each other,  and caring for each other, – and not being careless to one and other. It means healing wounds and not creating wounds.

Friendship is not about knowing everything from each other, but enough not to tell each other what he or she thinks, but providing him or her direction and help which way might be  the best way to go at times, – the last only if required, – the last at times if requested.

If you create the right stuff on which people may “turn on” in the best possible way, – for sure you are starting to be a good connection.  And all this is part of inter-connecting and trans-personal conversations, – perhaps.

It is not about who is most “like me” or “not most like me”, – it is more about “on what you resonate” as a person in others, – and often you don’t even need to give it a name.

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The last as providing a label to a variety of identities in this world, not rarely takes away the mystery on which things could evolve. If you love friendship to be endless, show it endless, without labels or discussing the identity as such, – as not doing as such “frees up” as much.

Last but not least, the last applies to marriage as well where this identity works the way it is supposed to work, – but the last might be different in the variety of cultures. Like connections and friendship do function at different levels among the colours of the various cultures as well.

Interesting, – isn’t?

Feel free to say what you like to say on this subject.

Thank you so much!

Paul Alexander Wolf


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“The uncommon thought on the uncommon matter” – Sean Penn

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The uncommon thought on the uncommon matter, as the famous Actor Sean Penn once said, – means that perhaps at some stage something may be breaking through all the conditioning we know and see on this planet.

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The type of conditioning which is neither correct nor humane but being closely linked with the inadequacy of both our government and justice systems, the last nearby or far away.

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The conditioning as well, which applies to the common numbness of an increasing number of people. A conditioning which should not apply, but still is part of the day-to-day reality which encounters many problems all over the world. The way people respond, the way nations respond,  because far too many people have simply no clue on what they inflict on others or simply don’t care. And mind you, at times this runs through families, cultures, countries and generations.

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In all this “the courage factor” is the most important element to face all this, – and not walking away from it.  If you walk away from it you will be followed by the implications of far often an occurring neglect and failure of justice, – both in our close connections, but also in the wider concept of “the world”.

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As we all know, – the pictures of refugees,  detention centres, refugee camps do resonate today at all corners around the world.  Like climate change does.  Like human trafficking does and many others. Things – issues , which affect basic human rights and through which the conditioning of people – the wrong way –  is allowed to endure,  and continue in all the ways we know and see. It’s an image we get from the television. It is an image of day-to-day life, – often in devastating dimensions. We see the pictures of people holding on to boats going to Europe. We see wounded children running crying away from both violence in the air or on the ground, – trying to escape death.

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Look, through history there have been many refugees and as a result of this children from parents arriving from far away have been born e.g. in the rain forest areas of Brazil, or in 40 degrees below zero temperatures upper north in Canada and many other countries.

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They found new roots where they were planted, and those are perhaps someway the lucky ones, –  if they had luck enough to meet and engage with the good colours of humanity as they found it in different way in the countries were they were able to make new home. Where they found ways for education and where they were accepted through the contents of their expression and character. Apart from evil, –  there is much kindness in the world as well, but often it is hidden.

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The ongoing agony is for those who neither find home nor being accepted elsewhere.. People who are not lucky enough with their encounters and fall in the wrong hands, For them the road to freedom is a long one, if they are able to sustain the trafficking, the torture or the rape.

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The question always is what those people became in the long way of the brutality they endured with the pictures imprinted in their heart soul and minds. We don’t speak about those who died along this road.

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If you survive and have to live up to the expectations of civilisation as we know this, for sure this is not the easiest transition,- as long as you are welcome and not judged by whatever some people in your group inflicted.

Some keep praying in their prayers but don’t see light as the darkness in their soul could not reach the light anymore, numb as they became. Perhaps they stood up in the past against domination but the domination was stronger and did beat the light of them. That is what torture can do you know, that is what war can do. We know this all too well as people with PTSD trauma’s after service in Vietnam, Iraq or other countries have already difficulties to be accepted in their own countries, – as the conditioning of far too many other people is wrongly wired the way their prejudgment goes.

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We need to accept that a fair number of refugees have a tribal background who lost all their own connections with what was 10 years ago peaceful living, listening to stories within their elder ethnic groups where there was peaceful and cultural harmony until they became invaded by whatever evil. They had order in their mind but now many of those once mindful people, are totally disrupted in their mindset as the violence sustained is imprinted.

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It is said “the truth sets you free”, but which truth and which future. The truth of the jungle where you need to be alert for any pending danger is a different truth than the truth I live, but I am able to relate to all those people as when the tide of history does change we are all homeless and on the go. The concept I may be able to embrace, still, is a far different concept others are allowed to embrace, through the weird conditioning of our world.

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And still, in some of my connections far way, – I still see shining the colours of courage. People who stop the long wanted prospect of a career and look after ailing relatives amidst the huts and villages where the care is insufficient, – and some are the sole carer for a whole family, working flat out to get a minimum income which goes to the costs of healthcare. And meanwhile some of them are doing the cleaning of their ailing loved ones at night, but still with a hope rarely met by others by day, – despite –so often – the tiredness.

Some people are more restricted than others, – and the gift of a free choice for the “good life” by birth right,  is more the privilege of the few and not the blessing of the many.

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For sure, we have to do what life asks us to do in certain circumstances, – but in the most restricted circumstances the last response of providing ongoing care to someone in a poverty-stricken area is the most ideal expression of humanity. No numbness at all but conditioning at its best.

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Humanity and inter-humane connections across the spectrum of cultures is the golden standard for real progress all over the world. Compassion for your own people and “all people” (please don’t take this literally!) is the standard on which we all will be measured one day. And that day will come. That day will arrive. The day that all those people who sustained the agony of their time and kept the colours of both courage, compassion and faith will be set free, whatever they had to sustain..

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It will all fit the larger picture of a future which we can’t see as yet, but in our dreams it might be alive already and we may say: ”Why not?”

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Believe it, hear it, and see it, – with all those who share this with you, and make it work, – rewind and rewire towards a better condition of humanity!

Thank you so much!


Paul Alexander Wolf

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And Actors, writers, models, bloggers, and others included!

There is a space in yourself between the impulses you get and the time frame you respond. It is like Viktor Frankl  once said, and it has great implication to realise and work on the realisation of this given fact. Feel free to inhale those words and imagine really what it means…..Do you recognise this?

A place between stimulus and response, and in that space we prepare our response, prepare our answer to whatever happens in our lives. And it that space, that inner area of freedom, lies our chance to grow or to fail, – or to fall,  whatever way you call it. Our chance to recognise the need as part of fulfilling the core of our humanity, in close connection with other human beings,  or failing both ourselves and others, – lies in that space of decision-making. Sometimes the response is slow, at times it is instant, by instinct, driven what we have internalized by ways of experience and learning from inside. Interesting isn’t it?  Frankl was an interesting man by the way.

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This particular space in ourselves is a powerful place you know, nobody can take this away from us, – apart from our own selves, failing to use this freedom, – this space,  in it’s full strength…

Does this make sense?

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Let’s call it “the inner studio”. The studio where you are allowed to believe in. It is free, you know, – and at some extend you can invite others to come in, perhaps, – if you wish.  In that case, however, on the base of being trustworthy. If such you are able there to develop yourself away from the spot light, with others, – before you take action of any kind.  In this space between stimulus and response lies perhaps your unique voice, – the beauty of your dreams,  if the response follows this direction, either slow or instantly.

It’s a place where you can rehearse and refine, refine and rehearse. For sure, – like acting,  it is important to learn your lines, – your boundaries as well, in which you feel comfortable. It is not always good to go that far as you can go. For sure you are allowed to do this in this inner-space, – but certainly not every time in your response. And mind you, if faced with problems, – the problem is as important as the response, – as in the response you may create positive change. But generally stay well within yourself!  And if life asks you to give it that extra inch, –  give it that extra mile, if you wish, and leave no stone unturned and give it everything you have!

That’s life you know, the life from actors, writers, politicians, lovers and bloggers. The life of all in one and one in all. It’s my life your life and most of the live we see in others. And all those things where development starts is in that inner-core of strength and decision making, that space between stimulus and response, our inner-studio, – whether we share this space with closed ones or not…

You can compare the studio with a place where actors, writers etc come together and discuss the work which needs to be done. Often it is personal.  At times it attracts you at a certain place which might be helpful for “setting” the next scene….. Mind you, – this applies for everybody,…even doctors. Like me.

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Again this inner studio knows no boundaries or exceptions, the fantasy may have a free part, the inspiration is often born here. In musical terms it is the silence between the music being heard. And in life, drama,  playwriting or anything else, – it is the important pause between actions.

The “pause” of both creation and response.

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What more is important to know about this?

You know, It is VERY important as well to stay the course, if the last is an expression of goodwill, – refined in so many dimensions as we can see. In such moment we can love each other without touching each other as the energies transmitted in the trillions of impulses may connect us somehow, – at times really  at the core of our humanity.

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The last which can only be recognised in an other person. And the interesting thing, you know, – is that we don’t even need to know this person, –  as personally it can be.  Sometimes it can be an impression from the other end of the world. I do experience this myself, and in my freedom I allow the receiving, –  if it is good.

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Allowing this to verbalise as such is an other question. Not every time you can respond from the heart. Mind you what this could create.

At times it is better to wait and see what grows, and how it grows, – in some occasions.  Like the farmer plants and gives water, like he or she observes the growing – and finally says to the growing existence of “the plant” that he or she loves this unique reflection of creation. This is good you know, also that we keep learning this way and get better tuned in what life requests us to do at any particular point of its development.  An ongoing movement forwards in which we are allowed to be engaged, – whether we are actors or real life people in real life circumstances.

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But we need to have support with this.

If we allow in our own inner studio those people we trust and love, in sustained ways, – we may respond for the better, even if those persons are not around at the same time.

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But when you are together and lucky enough to have a real studio, it is important to invent together, –  as part of a pure spontaneous process. Getting to know each other is essential for this.

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If you prepare a role, you need to get a great impression of that role first, – if for instance in an act or drama you need to play someone. Sometimes it is the story behind the person, the fiction itself, or the real-life person, –  being still alive or passed away already, – the last maybe many years ago.

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In other words you need to get a very good impression from the real life character you want to play, or from the real life purpose you have in your mind, – to play it out in the real only ONE life you have.

This requires fantasy, intuition, inspiration and a good deep knowledge as well. And if you GET the picture, – allow it to live in you, allow yourself to play with this picture and allow the picture to play with you. You may not be able to figure out everything as due to the complexities, –  but a real life impression may emerge in which you transmit the key of that character, or the key of that domain in life you want to  cultivate as good as you can.

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Certain parts you need to prepare, – for sure. Other parts you need to leave open and unconsidered,- as acting from the “unconscious” is important in any identity. When you are relaxed after due diligence, your conscious is “free”,  as long as you “are in to it enough”

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Does this makes sense or is it too dry, or too complex.

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Well let me say this,.. if you choose people into your inner circle, or even, a step further, into your own studio of creation, – don’t select them on the colour of their skin or the beauty of their appearance, as in such case things can go wrong and you may be fooled… No, – for sure, – select them based on the higher level of your intuition. The last resonating with the likely “key contents” of their character and work,  – and if they look nice it’s a bonus. The last for sure in the film or model industry. More even there, – but mind you, even a beautiful actrice, needs to be able to play her role very well as the public does not go on the expression of her beauty only,  only though the combination of the two.

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When you really figure out the key of the role, YOUR ROLE, – whatever it is or may be, at some stage your unconscious will take, over as long as you are relaxed in yourself. You need to trust this specific part of you, – this inner space between impulse and response, as again in this area lies your growth and fulfilment if you prepared your own base as good as possible.

Don’t build your house on sand, as the bible says, as it has no foundation.

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To get to this stage you need to take in a lot, – to get “the” real good impression in both body mind and spirit. If you really have the key of the role, that what you want to be or want to play, – this all needs to be based on lots of information, you know.. You can really make the best of the improvisations in your mind, – a  tapestry being created already, – if you went through thorough preparations before, – as best it can be in the provided circumstances…

Speaking about tapestries and weavers,  often, the mind of real weavers and their imagination, –  never stops. ..They create, even in their dreams.

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Also, – ask questions without answering them yourself. This can be a place for the studio, you know, the place which you might share with your best connections. “Why am I here”.. “Where am I going to? etc etc”   “Is this appearance right?”. “Which way can it be done differently”

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It reminds me a bit of my study Medicine in Maastricht, in the Netherlands. Apart from the normal and sometimes abnormal stuff you need to learn before becoming a doctor, we had a group, which was called “The Attitude Group”. Not that every doctor was lacking “attitude” but both a good conduct and bedside manners are important ( or helpful at least!!), – on the playground of a doctor, any doctor… Hence this group.. This was a different “studio of sorts”, – not perfect but we got the flavour, with lots of laughter as well.

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An other thing which is crossing my mind is the importance of “being wanted”. That you are wanted to play the role in whatever endeavour where you have to play this role. It is not always the case, but it is a real bonus when you feel wanted, that you feel wanted to perform, – that you feel wanted to express what you are, or what you so dearly want to be.

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And whether it is writing or acting or anything else,-  the editing needs to be done as well. Very important though, even when it comes to the stuff related with your own soul… Mind you, whatever is going on there, – not a fraction you want to be disclosed on the real playground in public.  Not always an easy job, but most interesting this area. This area becoming in the “public eye”  is a matter of choice, adopted  in your expression or performance, – in either the real life situation or the act you have to play in a film, or as a model.

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Certain parts of the available material, you leave away. Likewise certain emotions at times, – whilst on the other hand allowing other emotions to radiate, – makes the scene perhaps at its best within both the domain of your culture and your performance, – by choice!

Look at film fragments as how they are sealed together as a piece of real art at times. That’s the role of editing, – and really trust your editors, – hose in and around you.

Mind you again, all this takes a lot of work! What takes place in seconds as such in a real film, took hours of preparation perhaps. Life simply, though, does not come easy, – even when you are lucky. In terms of performance, – whether it is protecting human rights, being a President,  an Actor or a Writer etc.  requires a lot of input. You know, rehearsal and rehearsal(!!), –  editing(!!), knowing lots about the key components, in other words knowing YOUR stuff(!!), – and besides this imagination and improvisation!

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Make sure you are “in the scene”, in the plot, surrounded by those you trust, – surrounded by those with whom you have a real connection, and I can say you it’s all worthwhile, and at times it’s lots of fun. Because we go as we grow, and when we do this together there is real meaning in our connections when we do this for a real purpose. Connecting as such can broaden the mind like travel may do, – the difference though is that real connection between people can build on each others purpose in life and is as such not a “stand alone thing”.. We are inter-connected, – but choose your real connections wisely!

They can make or break you!

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Does this make sense?

That’s life you know, – that’s life. And tell you one more thing, the more you love it the more you come to live, and when you have to go, it’s all fine because you have been fully alive, and the last is which counts when we die.  Mind you, I made lots of errors in the editing of my own expressions, speaking at times too much from the heart, too early perhaps, – and at times my products became better in retrospect, by repeating, editing, and rehearsal, –  in both my mind,   body and spirit


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Because editing, playing, writing, performing is an ongoing thing in life, and if you really love, – it is a lot of fun.  Fun if you see it all with a great sense of humour as well…  And mind you, …my favourite actress and producer is Hilary Swank, just because of her great passionate role in the “Freedom Writers”…. Just to keep it simple!

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Why not?

We can do the living only once, – and mind you, – let’s do it good,  and reach out the right way, – our true north strong and free!

Thank you so much!


Paul Alexander Wolf

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You know,
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The work of many accomplished people who work for peace and mutual understanding encounters major obstacles and random attacks of violence at various places on the world.
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The means by which this violence becomes clear get’s increasingly “screwed” at the core of humanity, –  and what we are supposed to stand for…  (Pardon my “French” by the way, – but “screwed” is part of normal Aussie slang and is the right expression of the ugliness which is on a daily display at many places on this world)
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This applies to the violence and cruelty to animals as well. The last for instance which became clear by viewing excessive cruel images of the dog industry for human food consumption in countries like Vietnam and other Asian countries. Dogs who die a  slow violent death, inflicted by sick human minds.
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Human minds, who, when taken away the thinner layer of civility in favour of other human beings, – would take their cruelty out on other human beings as well.
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One may wonder what drives people to spread the evil of their instincts to the outside world. It seems as if hatred at times accumulates in the spirit of human beings, hatred which leads to the destruction of the “soul connection” with right-mindedness.
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It seems nearly an impossible task of people being drifted off this way, again to be attached  to the universal law of love, – coupled with healthy relations with human beings. As the last is the crux where things go better or bitter. But each one has at the end of the day an own responsibility, even though muddled the mind may be. Anger can be understood, confusion can be either with words or wordless realized. But aggression taken out on others in terms of violence, and in the extreme the brutal slow killing and other destruction of a different life, –  is both senseless and repugnant, no matter what the circumstances are. UN peacekeepers who abuse and rape are simple criminals, showing as such that those things do come from corners, the least expected.
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For this reason it is so vital that people learn to connect with each other, for what they have in common in the positive, for what they have in common to encourage each other.

By empowering one another in hope, love and compassion for all that lives.
I believe in the broader concept of love being the cornerstone of life and human relations  and the connections with all life. Not in the fluffy way often misunderstood and diminished by some cheap media perhaps,  focussed on one aspect of It only, – but in the enlargement of our energies as spiritual-beings, – mortal as we are in our physical appearance.

Whilst people, at times, do express a remarkable beauty and attraction whilst being young, it is hoped by getting older they continue to have “this inner beauty”,  which was part of their
“gift of life”,  the last however though, –  by choice!  Our appearance may change over the years, – less glamorous perhaps.  More in the “background”.   As long as we stay compelling from the “inside”.
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And with some you see the seeds of this inner-beauty already by the pathway they followed in life, the courage and determination they harboured through the challenges at each stage of their lives, – and with some this started even already in early childhood.
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People have the gift of being beautiful this way, and for goodness’ sake, – why is it that so many things go wrong at just the human part of creation.
We have examples of human beings who did overcome a most humiliating childhood and despite scars became the most compassionate people, reaching out in ways beyond understanding.
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In all this lies the real spiritual freedom which we need to cherish to become finer in our existence, – more tolerant and forgiving to ourselves and others, connected within a frame of both human understanding and encouragement. This is not restricted to the
distinct relationship of our partner(s), –  (if we have one),  but it is inclusive for all human encounters which is enriching our lives this way.
It is the only antidote for spiritual imprisonment which lies at the root of isolation, the last often a breeding ground for unexpected perplexing behaviour.
Therefore never loose your spiritual freedom!
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Humanity should reach the next level of our presence here on earth if we want to survive as a human species, as with all material being available now “we” can destroy this planet a thousand times with everything that carries life.
It is for this reason I speak of the weight of this concept of a new humanity finding its way to a common understanding, shared within all dimensions.
Because it is too important to recognise and to understand this, and to share as such with an increasing number of people all over the world, – with people dedicated to inter-cultural linking of all kind. The last, –  as “respect” for all grassroots within the human ranks is both  priceless and vital.
And so the  “greatness”  is to connect,  to learn,  to love and to leave a trail of an enduring inspiration….
Yes, – a  glowing  foresight which “lights” the world and eventually, –  all those,  who live on it…. 
As long as we can say, at least, –  most of it’s people, – and the last would be good enough!
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Therefore a broader wholesome education is not the filling of a hole, but the rekindling of a fire within the human interconnections, and this may unburden an increasing darkness of the world.
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So, when we are exhausted and worn out let’s try to get rest.
When we need help, let’s ask for guidance.
When we are disconnected, let’s try to get like-minded.
When people come in our lives with a low-level of insight or
sensitivity perhaps, – help them playfully to get a better understanding, as our humaneness and mercy are often stronger tools than the usual rejection and non-communication.
Let’s embrace, –  affectionate words being  better spoken whilst alive,  – than expressed only over the graves of our loved ones.
Yes, – it is possible to love in retrospect,  but it is far better to be warm-hearted and  tender in prospect.
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Let’s enjoy what we playfully may see in each other, and allow gratitude and inspiration to get the better of us, as in doing so, –  we may shine more than we did before.
If possible, let’s bring out the best thoughts to each other, as speech and language are the gifts to brighten genuinely the lives of others and ourselves, – rather than to devalue our encounters in needless ways.
And so my fellow people, the most potent missile on earth is when the mortal spirit get’s on fire, – and if we have the choice, – for sure, let that be the blaze of love.

Thank you so much.

“AUSCHWITZ begins wherever people look at the slaughter house and say: they’re animals only”‏

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A few remarks on what happens in Europe. An increasing crisis with refugees.
Likely not the real crisis are the refugees itself, as a group, – but the related tiny fractions only who undermine everything what is the aim. And the aim was to help and reach out, and this should stay being the aim but meanwhile eliminating some dangers for society itself.
The question is what is the price of true values and what patience and efforts are required to reach those values. The values as well to give refugees a new chance in Europe. A new chance as well in the US. A new chance as well in Canada, –  or anywhere else where people deserve a new chance.

By endurance justice will prevail by cutting off those who make injustice and crimes the domain of their activities, like happened for instance in Cologne. We must continue to work for peace and reconciliation. We must try to reconnect with each other and open the frontiers to a different humanity, faced with the conviction we have to deal with so many issues  as mankind gets compromised. We have to try and cut any intercultural barriers and prejudice, – besides making more gentle the life on this earth.

But the last based on the principle of justice for everyone equal.

Never loose your spiritual freedom by becoming enslaved through dogmas, whether they come from a religion or any people being captured by the false sentiments created in the public domain. The public domain which includes an increasing number of dangerous agitators and right-wing radicals. Radicals who seek only one solution.

Always ask yourself what the God of Your (“real”) Understanding requires you to do in any specific situation and refrain from bringing harm to those who should not be harmed, – those who are innocent.

As such you are better off than any dogma’s. As such you are better off than any right-wing radicals. As such you are better off than following Donald  Trump, – who promised to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, –  and claimed after a shooting that he could kill somebody in NY, without losing votes.

As such  you are better than any ringleaders threatening the status quo by violence. As such you are better than Donald Trump and the “blindness” of his followers, – in the US. As such you are better off than Geert Wilders in this small  Dutch country, where his Party for Freedom resists anything what has to do with Islam or other “foreigners”. He has an increasing number of followers.  He says his movement is peaceful and democratic, – but Hitler claimed to be peaceful as well until he got the powers through democratic elections.

People, by the way, who never endured the violence in Syria or anywhere else in major “capitals of torture”, – are not qualified to speak judgment on all groups of ethic minorities. 
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True wisdom comes with answering the question in word and deed where to diminish pain and suffering, if possible.. If children are learnt both at home and at school how to relate to each other in the best possible way, through forgiveness and learning to love, their relations in adulthood would thrive with more inner-strength, –  and a refreshed new generation would embrace better leaders than ever before.
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They would be better able to deal with the human playground in politics where proper interactions are so important to make the difference we need to make. They would make a difference in society, like ordinary people as well, at home and in their communities. They would be able to capture the people again who were at risk to get lost.
Against human inadequacy we must strive for understanding, even if long-held convictions have hardened our hearts and minds. Strive and alienation are part of our culture and this applies to the problems of refugees as well.

Sweden had the greatest influx of refugees and encounters significant problems with a tiny fraction from the people arriving from Syria. However  this fraction is imposing a danger of different kinds, both for their fellow country man and triggering as well the increasing force of right-wing extremists ,who simply seek the political or even violent solution that “any foreigner” should leave the country.

Though many have been exposed to cruelty in Syria, it provides no freedom to assault or rape in the free countries who embraced them as part of the values we cherish in a free society. People who as such commit crimes and compromise the future chance of their fellow country man, the very last who try to build up a new life on dreams which have been shattered, – those people committing those crimes need to be returned to Syria, – failing other options. All this to prevent the long-term deep-rooted prejudgment festering in western society, –  and in free elections right-wing radicals coming to power, In that case increasing the risk that history is going to repeat itself.
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A human being should never be used as a means to an end, but the end comes when a human being creates the end of others.

Auschwitz should be a lesson to the world. It should never ever happen again. But allowing right-wing radicals in the Netherlands, Germany and other countries coming up as a response on what goes wrong in the management with refugees, the worst of evils may come to light if those groups are not eliminated by the power of reason, and gain a majority of voters.
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Never allow this to happen, never allow history to repeat itself as the skin of civilization get thinner when right wingers and people like Donald Trump raise to power.
Mind you, never allow this to happen, never be silent against extremism of any nature, never be silent when human rights are compromised on the altar of nationalistic sentiments, as history will repeat itself then, – with different and darker dimensions.

Thank you so much!

Paul Alexander Wolf

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Sharing stories “as a people”, not only in the written word but as well for instance at a campfire in the evening,  gives “connection”.

Well, at least this was my experience and somehow it still is.  And at times it makes a lasting impression. I remember, if you don’t mind me telling you this, that when I was young and went to sailing camps for teenagers at the lakes of Friesland, in the far north of the country of my origin, we often had those camp fires, – in the evening usually. And we shared lots of stories. Lots of fun.

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Stories were also told at home when I was really young. At school as well. Some primary school teachers, who told at times stories when we “behaved” well, were really masters in fantasy and telling those narratives. We were always looking forward to this as a class, often at the end of the day, or on a Friday before the weekend. It was always a good closure of the week, even when some stories were close to a nail-biting build up of tension.
And then really  the astonishing school bell which at once stopped the story, –  and the message of the teacher that it would be continued next week, – provided , yes provided, we “behaved” well.  Away the dreaming,  and away the group connection you felt in those moments. But it would come back, provided we “behaved”. – provided I would “behave” perhaps.
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You may remind some of those things as well, perhaps.

Later on, when I was invited with Polish friends after an Albert Schweitzer symposium in Deventer, we (my wife as well) did visit Kraków and were introduced to the family. (The Polish family we met in Amsterdam, by the way, – after this two days lasting symposium)..
We were also introduced into other families at the time.

I was amazed by the hospitality and generosity. And though I not clearly enough expressed my gratitude perhaps for all this being encountered at young age, I still feel the appreciation what it did to me at the time. Sometimes you realise that such thing in retrospect. There is lots of goodness around in people and you often recognise this in the stories they tell, the genuine experiences.  All this, by the way, was at the time that Jaruzelski was the leader in Poland,- before Lech Walesa took over eventually as the first free elected Polish President. But meanwhile was a period of political tension as it was still the question whether Russia would invade the country to re-establish control. Mind you, what this meant for the Polish people.
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And mind you, this was a time of telling stories, stories around the table, stories around campfires in the mountains, jokes about the hated Leonid Brezhnev in Russia. We always 
made sure excessive jokes were not made at home, in case conversations were intercepted perhaps, as one never knew for certain.

So you see, ..in times of stress or at times of suppression, the telling of stories together goes quite easily and it gives at times sort of attachment to each around.

In the childhood camps eg, for sure, it was part of “romantic stories” on occasions, funny jokes, sometimes bible stories. But also stories now and then about the leaders of some earlier sailing camps, other camps in the past, – and even sometimes about the war, Auschwitz included. For your information, those camps took place in the Netherlands and in those years kids  brought up sometimes very vivid memories from their parents, who sustained WW2.
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To be honest, – I am missing a bit of “the story telling” now… Life, though it has depth and intensity, however, – appears in other ways more superficial someway. You see that people are looking for connection, but can’t get it. Their families are disrupted, children are on the drugs, too many separations.. The recreational use of ICE has an increasing impact on the minds of young people, and so on their families or friends. We have the encounters here as well in the local hospital where I work, the drug problems etc . Are we at risk that the younger generation may get lost at a larger degree than the last generation?
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Coming back on stories (again!), for sure, our kids were told MANY stories when they were young. I loved them telling stories and they still remember them. You see , the power of stories for receptive minds. But rarely I do hear the kind of stories as I heard them in the past myself, during times of suppression elsewhere or with a nice group of people around a campfire.
Often, “the entertaining” now is over a BBQ, and more and more rarely I get engaged in this. We live in an area where footy and some other sports are very popular and I can’t pretend I have too much liking of those particular sports and the related entertainment as such. Apart from the “drinking culture”, which is much here. And certainly, in this fairly remote area, not too much else perhaps is on offer.
We are living in Tailem Bend now for more then 7 years, a choice lacking better choice at the time this choice was made (so to say!). It’s a bit of a long story, not that important here.
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My weakness, if you wish, is my real longing for connecting with people from different cultures in meaningful and sustained ways. My craving to hear from others, their own stories, which helps me to reach out as well with my own experiences, and the sharing of all this, – but also the mingling of different perceptions and the insights this provides, apart from the mutual spiritual enlargement this may offer at times. But how rarely this occurs, how often are people only preoccupied with their own image, profile or their own success stories.
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For sure, I have a LinkedIn profile, like many others, – but really, how much does this tell? Is it telling the real story or is it only what we want others to believe? For myself this blog provides more information than my factual profile on LinkedIn, which as a profile is only average. But anyway:
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The interesting thing is that behind each story there is a person, often hidden behind a carefully crafted image or ego. And stories are important, important to share, as it is a way of reaching each other, a way of connecting with each other. And perhaps resolve an element of loneliness. The loneliness often hidden behind the façade of an image, whether it is a profile on a website or the way people present themselves. Presenting themselves with the belief that repetitive slogans of positive thinking is the cure for lacking real connections, regardless that they are known to many people.
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Therefore start again to tell each other stories, be funny with this, do this with a sense of humor.  And in doing so ask each other questions, – and with the same fun and wit one may get to know each other better. And when you get precious to each other keep cultivating the connection, as connections are so important, – regardless the often rigid rules of gender in all this, the gender related preconceptions. The last so often being a barrier for warm-hearted cross-gender connections… Whereas those barriers don’t exist in a meaningful inter-human attachment, as just this may enrich life, –  part of the greater connection we all have. A connection not based on gender, but a connection based on the linkage of human beings. A connection where the exchange rate of cross-cultural experiences provides better value for each their personal and spiritual growth.
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And all this starts with stories you know, to dare the adventure to break the cycle of narrow standards, the last which has nothing to do with real ethics or morals or values.  Narrow dogmatic regulations, engraved through upbringing, religion or others, may keep a culture confined to the simple fact that “boys speak about footy and politics” and “girls chat about shopping and make-up”. For sure, the last being said in the most extreme.  But when an inter-connection takes place and people speak with each other in sustained ways,  it is said that one need to be careful with the gender, as it could turn out “wrong”…  And for sure, at times things go “wrong”, at times people do cheat, – but is the last the benchmark to speak judgement about those who love from a different perception than what is common standard? Is the affection between people not far more important than the common fear of “crossing the lines”?
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It starts all with stories you know, and stories do connect, real connection may give affection. And this “warmth” is not limited to any one race or religion. Neither is this restricted to any one colour nor any one gender, or (for many!) the “holy wedlock”. As none of this is of any prophetic value that things go “wrong” and that people do “cheat”, – regardless that some may do indeed as they cross the standard that one should not harm, neither destroy nor mix up life in any identity. That some as such pay the price of both loosing one or more connections because they did not value the connections on the real goodness we all be worthy, and in which we lay no claim on each other, is an other story.
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The golden rule in any meaningful connection or relation is that we do not harm, do not bring hurt where this can or should be avoided. And if we are really free in spirit we do this anyhow by instinct, as instinct warns us for things out of favour as we behold the whole picture in our mindfulness. The last as part of the best possible decision we should be able to make in any set of circumstances.
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And there may be lots of them, but the last should not be the norm and for sure not a deterrent to dare to live with one and other,  and to dare to grow with one and other, –  and to share in sorrow and tribulations. As part of real connections in the short lifespan we have, before we get old and demented and forgot that we ever thrived, forgot that we ever flourished and lastly forgot that we ever loved in this lifetime. However this love for life being once embraced will never be terminal but always transitional, as long as we lived it, in true living and in true life, – with both the conviction and the courage that the real standard of love is not what we can keep to ourselves, but what we share with others in giving, providing, – and caring. The last with justice at the core of our hearts.
Interesting as a story?
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Feel free to tell your story, as you have a great story, – even if you don’t think so.  
Really, – by choice!
And in this we can honour and improve life where possible, and to make more gentle the life of this world. In this we can share our stories of goodwill and get a greater understanding. A greater understanding of those nearby and those being far away. A greater understanding of those we know, those we like and those we love.  And mind you, in all this, – understanding is more than knowledge. It is much deeper than this as it is touching base on being forgiving, compassionate and discerning, – and this is what we need in life. And if we are able to reach out to each other with our stories, more people are able to say that apart from knowing each other, they understand each other. That is maturity you know. It is not speaking about the gigantic stuff. It starts when we understand the little things from each other.
Would you agree?
Thank you so much!!


Paul Alexander Wolf



“Much of the “amazing” as this may happen between people at times, – is not always expressed in what we see or hear.  But in veiled ways,  it may become a force within our spirit.  Without this,  it would seem life itself would be unthinkable,  or at least less meaningful…”  –  Paul Wolf
Is it worth raising this question?..
The question who we really are is not confined to anyone in one culture, –  but includes human beings in all cultures.
With differences in background , culture and or genetic structure,  we are all part of the same species.
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By chance we were either born in South Africa or Russia, – either born  in Syria or the US…  Or any other place….
By chance our parents created a conception at one particular time, –  otherwise we (as we are now) would not have existed. For sure!. And people with a different awareness would have walked around.
Interesting isn’t it?
If for instance my granddad would not have returned from Canada to the Netherlands – because my grandma  was terrible homesick –  my dad would have been born in Canada. The last if the timing of his conception would have been exactly the same…
If not, the genetic DNA structure and the awareness unique of the particular human structure would have been totally different.  And for sure,  “he” would not have met my later mum during the resistance movement in the Netherlands in 1942. 
History for me would have been different, so for my wife and children.
Is everything a matter of chance?
Who are we, and where are we going?
It is interesting you know!
By chance we are living in the place where we are placed, as if the timing of our conception would have been different, many of us would not have existed in the way we are manifesting ourselves now.
And if either our dad or mum would have lived in a different country, circumstances would have been hugely different.
It is mind-boggling when you start to think about this as you realise that lots of things are created as a matter of chance. Which does not take away our responsibilities as they are  provided within our current appearance. But the awareness  helps to receive everything with a certain refinement, dignity or civility. And, more importantly,  express the last as such.  Whatever else you would like to tag this “issue” in the positive!
Does it make sense?
I need to give the last perhaps a different shade:
People from most Christian denominations disagree with me on this one.
However, – its matter of chance where we are born, the genetic structure we have and the circumstances in which are placed at the start of our lifespan on this planet.
Later on, the gift of choice takes over, providing us with the opportunity to make the best of every situation or the worst of both our character and conditions.
Not that we always have the best of each situation, for sure not, – just look around!
It does not take much imagination what this says, both in our lives and that of others, whether it is nearby or far away. We can’t always escape the situation in which we are placed, because at times we have an obligation to meet or a promise to keep.
The last thing we have is “the gift of choice” in those provided circumstances, – our final response.
By chance the start of the first circumstances can be great, by chance the start of those initial circumstances can be terrible. We are not always sure what lies ahead, we are not always sure what the best possible decision is. We grow through it,  at times very helpful but unquestionably this is not always the case: the assumption that we grow through circumstances. Especially if the design of those conditions may for instance take our life. Mind you, if you look at those countries where this is happening day by night…
If we have learnt to fear, we will express this in our circumstances, by choice. We will avoid certain circumstances or contacts.  If we have learnt to love we are able to express this as well, we will embrace certain circumstances and contacts.
Often,  we are thrown in the deep and have to swim across rough waters. We are relying on our inner strength to sustain, on our physical ability to keep up to speed, and on our moral affinity to keep our sense of duty balanced. In all this, – we may hope we belong to the God of our understanding, and that we may sense his grace out of the many options we have to choose in one particular situation. Options we have, day in and day out, – wherever we are, – wherever we may be. And for sure those who are willing to pray genuinely, they better do this honestly and fully.
Mind you, it is not God or Christ who wanted children to be born in  unsustainable circumstances.  It is not “the will of God” that you are choking tomorrow on a potato or that a drunken truck driver hits your daughters car on the wrong end of the road and that she gets killed. Lots of things simply happen by chance, and the fact that nature was “created” is true, – but  lots of the multiplication of nature happens by chance, and in the design itself, –  we are manifesting ourselves. And in this manifestation, there is a beginning and an end, – by far not always as a matter of choice, – though choice we have.
Some Church leaders may wonder where I put God in this picture…. On an aside note on this, –  I can only say that I feel that God, at His choice, interacts with his creation, with foresight. However, the biblical David for instance, was anointed as Israel’s next King after it proved that Soul was a failure. It was not the original intent. Soul made himself a failure by choice, and he could have made his choices differently, – in which case his duty as King then
would have been a sustained one, as was the original aim.
But anyhow, – lets carry on.. Carry on the value of real “connections”, – based on what I  say….
Friendships we need in life. Connections  we need to sustain in life and broaden our own horizons by sharing thoughts we otherwise would not express, perhaps. Good connections in life are the most important gift, apart from having the gift of choice.  One should entertain and commit to this, with full faith and trust,  and include the people who are really dear to us, but also reach out where justice gets compromised, where people get abused, where poverty is reaching that stage it’s simply not acceptable anymore. Not that much we can do on our own, but in the connections we have we can do more then on our own, in the choices for our leaders we can do more than on our own. Because it is all about connecting energies working for the better. 
Being taken up by the stream of meaningful contacts may enlarge what we are and can be, but as I say for others as well.
If we are able to cherish the mix of colours and the mix of race we are able to inhale the oxygen of this planet.
If life has thrown stuff on your plate which was not of your making, and even when there have been times that you wish you could escape from it, the memory of people whom you love dearly and with whom you feel loved as well, – keeps you balanced the pathway you have to follow, as then there will be always some “oxygen” in the air.
The last question on earth is not what we are but what we became in both love and compassion to those who surround us.  And in this it does not make any difference whether we are a Muslim Christian or Jew. The last question is whether we really did share in sorrow and cheer of those around us. Then we can go in peace back to the God of our understanding, when our transition takes place. The last one which is not terminal, as nothing is terminal,- everything is transitional.
On what appeared on this planet by chance in the form of human beings as part of the wider concept of creation, has been given “the gift of choice” in its manifestation. Again, that is the point, or one of the points.
For a better humanity, this is when we have contributed to a better state of human race, – including contributing towards more tolerance among our fellow human beings. This,  is not a point of any religion anymore, – as most people just refrain from the crux of their own religion..  And the last is what counts, the so long forgotten crux in any religion that it is about helping each other and not killing each other. I say this in the most simple way, but often it is the forgotten way in the sum of human history.
That’s not by chance you know, that’s by choice!
If we stand for those in the shadow at the good end of the moral spectrum, we may perceive our last moment on earth as a new beginning. The last because the question of our belonging extends far more further than what we can see and hear, – in our short lifespan on this planet. That’s  part of a never-ending creation.
Again, that’s the chance given to us, – brought on in our perception perhaps by chance, – as there is really little purpose to see children being born in war stricken areas with a special intent for their suffering. With a special intent that they are born in that particular place with a purpose to die days later, – or being taken into a terror cult, or being taken into other slavery.
The “who am I” question is not a question only to be raised by a person at any stage in his or her life.
This question applies to countries as well in the form of: “Who are WE as a people?”
It is a question with political implications, – whether you accept it or not.  It’s a question not raised by chance, but by choice
Experience kept us suspicious of others preventing us from being open and truthful in our appreciation of others, or countries, – and at times for a very good reason. Mind you!
If the looming of a new humanity would be able to  break through the shimmering of dawn,  to this earth, – any inhabitant of this planet, any country in this world, should not allow to make this new humanity more distant by more revolting mass actions of destruction and conflict. Or conflict and destruction, – both being the two sides of evil.
For sure, this is not a matter of chance but it’s all a matter of choice!
Looking back, – (not that we can doing anything about it), – the parents of Adolf Hitler did chose the timing on conception of this person at the wrong time of the scale, whilst the timing of Mother Theresa was spot on. If it would have happened one day later or one day earlier the DNA structure and the power of the manifestation would have been  completely different.
Isn’t this a weird thought?
For sure, let’s take this with a sense of humour, as definitely there is more to it..
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The difference though was the spectrum of conscious,  which did “exclude” in one case the Jews and many others, – in the other case it did “embrace” everybody!  It was the difference between evil in progress and love in motion.
That people are born by chance we accept, or perhaps not.
But what they do by choice,  is the crux.
There was no purpose in the existence of Hitler, neither is there purpose in many of the dictators on this world.
To escape “sin” may be the greatest guilt if not many of those dictators get stopped, – if so required even by assassination,  if the purpose is elimination of evil and destruction in progress. And the Bible says you are not allowed to kill. ..Well, people may disagree, but I think it is very biblical to stop all evil in progress, as history has seen more than enough of it, –  and we should be over it!
Who are we, –  or,  what could we still become?
When we were a child we spoke like a children,  but when we became  an adult – we should act like adults,  with the future of our children at heart.
What sort of a future?
When challenge strikes us at the wrong moment, we may be weak in progress, – but when challenge strikes whilst we are balanced amidst the encounters we have, – we may act stronger perhaps than ever expected. We all may act the wrong way when we are touched the wrong way, no matter how good we are or may be… But if our children get harmed or killed, – we may strike out in anger and become evil. It is not always possible to resist this temptation if we deal with evil,  but it is better being evil than doing evil. Being evil in our anger is better than doing evil in our outrage. This applies e.g. to Islāmic fractions who stand up against each others throat, –  when sentiments are hurt.
Mind you, by the way, no way that I say that the reigns in Saudi Arabia are good, – disturbing as they are at times………You know what happened,  I guess, a short time ago.  Saudi Arabia  executed 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges, – including a prominent Shiite cleric, who rallied protests against the government.
This happened by choice, not by chance!
The people who were killed recently were neither really killers or terrorists, but Iran did kill  people as well, who were neither assassins nor bombers in the past. It shows how often people are at the mercy of unpredictable and intolerant regimes, not allowing any opposition. The last applies to people in North Korea as well.
What applies to people that you hope and expect them to become real adults applies to counties as well.  But how often does it really happen?  How often regulate countries themselves to economic conditions, –  that will take the essentials from the many, to give the comforts to  the few? 
  And then as such in an excess at times astonishing.
Worse even, they kill to keep the status quo, and screw their justice systems to keep it that way, – not rarely with barbaric murder and mutilation wiped under the carpet, if possible.
One can’t judge a country on the contents of its leadership, however sometimes the contents of the leadership resonates willingly or unwillingly  with the people of such country.
Lets take pride in Nawal al-Hawsawi an outspoken, black, and  qualified pilot who married to a white man. The ‘Rosa Parks’ of Saudi Arabia who showed in non-violent action she does not agree what is common law on marriage.
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She asked herself as well: ” Who am I”.   I am living will with a right to love, who can be against me if I do no harm?
She did this by choice, not by chance!
Many of us are restless and longing for the oxygen in life, even in the slightest moment of an encounter, far away or distant nearby.
Hungry for the human connection.
Mind you…and listen carefully….. I give an example,  an important one at this stage, – as it is not by chance but by choice!
I am quite candid in saying this:
The poison and intolerance of one person may destroy relations in and outside the US if Donald Trump would be elected US President in 2016!
The faint shimmer of a new humanity would be more down the drain than ever before in the US, – in such case.
It is more than surprising that US Churches don’t take a united stance in matters, to avoid this happening. It would seem true religion and politics do not match very well, and far to often churches have been silent bystanders. Like the Roman Catholic Church at the times of Hitler, during the second world war, – they even made a deal.
It is up to the Americans which way they want to go, either the way of increasing friction among race and religion, with a risk of more civil unrest in the US and more disruption in the world… Or, –  more tolerance and understanding whilst eliminating people who can’t refrain from being evil by doing evil, –  in such  excess that it justifies their destruction.
It’s a matter of a free choice in a country, tainted by history, infected by racial tension, to make the right choice in line with common courtesy and respect for other cultures, – and race alike!
Children still kill each other on the streets in Chicago. At times they are shot as well by others..
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If the US is not going to stop this, it is only a matter of time waiting for a massacre greater than the Civil War. Self inflicted, –  by inflated perceptions on what is right or wrong in gun control. The abolishment of slavery is , likewise, but different, –  proper, –  as the abolishment of enslavement to  inflated gun laws, … and the day by day unlawful killings on the streets of almost any big city in the US, – as a result of this, by day and by night.
By choice, not by chance!
The US is anyway not free from the dangers of violence and further polarisation, but choosing the wrong US President is not a matter of chance but a matter of choice..… Donald Trump is simply not qualified to run a country. His only qualification is being a rich business man with neither proven manners or an acceptable standard on a real partnership with a multi-cultural society .. And I am sure, such a bad choice would affect the world.
Definitely, US readers,  – at least some, – will be greatly annoyed what I say here.
For sure,  I have nothing to do with the US than my affinity for this country to have a better future.  And I am surprised about the way people are making their choices, not knowing what is lying ahead, –  quite a few not having the faintest perceptions on the potential dangers.
Therefore people and churches need to speak out in the US.
 People in the US are qualified to judge with common sense, at least if their support structures give the support they really need. It is amazing that the right-wing sector of the Republican party, with all those so-called Christians, are prepared to support Donald Trump if he wins the Republican nomination
Why is this important now?
Well, it is all part of: ” Who are we or what could we still become?”
We owe it to ourselves to believe in the future. More then enough countries are already messed up and we can’t allow the US to be messed up by Donald Trump,  and with this, the rest of the world as well, – as he has no concept  of real sustained diplomacy to create unrelenting change for the better.
You know, the power of a country can’t be only judged on its military strengths, – but by its leverage in the world to resolve problems in cooperation with the other superpowers and others,  – and to avoid conflict.
It is all part of the question who we really are and where we want to go. A question, each time with different dimensions and opportunities. And in each of those opportunities lies perhaps the best choice which we need to search for, and this is the craving for that thing, that choice, which may slowly resolve the brokenness in ourselves and in the world.
Where we go as a people is not by chance but by choice and only by making the best possible decisions in each new entity of life, – there is a way forward. Not only for us but also for the people who surround us, with whom we are interlinked.  Not only for us as people,  but for communities and countries as well.
Leaders today need to be qualified as the world is too complex, too  perplexing, –  to allow evil doing evil.
If we have the privilege of living in a country where our ancestors by choice created a Democracy, lets stick to the responsibility of this choice, and the privilege as such, –  the advantage of enhancing our freedom and justice systems by choice and as such I would say it would not be wise to take the chance with Donald Trump, – apart from all the other things I said.
The major challenge of leadership is to restore the  balance between what lies at the core of our humanity, –  and the qualities which direct us in both  actions of goodwill and cooperation towards the challenges we face in the future.
Much of the misery nowadays in this world is caused by the fact that people lose their ability to connect with each other. A real mental connection is a tie to the past and a road to the future, a tie to human rights and a bridge to justice. And if we are failing  to fasten the links between Nations based on the core of our humanity, as a people we will get more and more disconnected, – and as such we will be failing the children who will be the future of the next generation.
It is as Nelson Mandela once said: “A  Good  Head  and a  Good Heart are  Always a  Formidable  Combination”.
And this, – he became by choice, – not by chance!
Still we can make a difference,  and say: “Why not?”
Really, – by choice:
To honour and to improve life where possible, and to make more gentle the life of this world..

Challenges of our times and generation, memories and others.

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