This-essay is a9911022.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %PRESBYNET ESSENTIAL FOUNDATIONS INTEGRATIVE+991102 %GRACIOUS REVERENCE COOPERATION FIND COMMON GROUND+991102 %OPEN HONEST DIALOGUE SECURITY SAFELY VULNERABLE+991102 %RELIGIOUS MEETING POLITICAL PUBLIC BUSINESS GREED+991102 %ABSENCE LACKING ACHIEVEMENTS SUCCESS ISOLATED EVIL 991102 SECURITY True SECURITY is an ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION for INTEGRATIVE COOPERATION because in the absence of true SECURITY people are unlikely to engage in open and honest dialogue about what matters most to them. Such open and honest dialogue about what matters most to people --- is essential to integrative cooperation among them and to their learning from their mistakes and blunders. True SECURITY is the freedom to be safely vulnerable in open and honest dialogue within many different kinds of contexts: friendships, intimate relationships, religious meetings, public meetings, political meetings, business meetings, etc. In the absence of such freedom to be safely vulnerable in open and honest dialogue --- people can barely be honest with themselves, and so are stunted in their ability to learn from their mistakes and blunders. True SECURITY is NOT not based upon invulnerability, dominance, power, wealth, superiority, or technologies used to manipulate, coerce, violate, or punish those people who are weaker, poorer or more gentle. When people do think or feel that security is based upon such non- charitable foundations --- people prepare for war within: families, churches, schools, markets, cities, provinces, states, nations, planet-earth, and within the space around planet-earth. True SECURITY is NOT achieved in any way. True SECURITY is enjoyed through the liberating exchange of gracious gifts of the freedom to be safely vulnerable in open and honest dialogue. People who are imprisoned in collusive games of mutual self deception are bound to experience such gifts of SECURITY as profound threats to their dishonest games, and are likely to reject both the gifts and the people who offer them. Such gifts threaten their whole conception of their "proper" grounds for: hope, advancement, success, righteousness, salvation, and eternal life beyond death. True SECURITY is NOT achieved by excluding people who are "different". True SECURITY is enjoyed through the integration of people who are "different" into cooperative communal efforts to help each person to fulfill their unique potentials within the context of healthy communities wherein peace-making and conflict-resolution are taught and practiced each day --- so that each person is freed to be creatively involved in community-building. True SECURITY is NOT based upon getting people to conform to any correct set of pre-scriptions, pro- scriptions, or scripturally based commandments. True SECURITY is enjoyed by people who respect the full spectrum of ESSENTIAL FOUNDATIONS for INTEGRATIVE COOPERATION --- seen as being mutually complementary, rather than as being in competition with each other for the dominant position in a chain of command. True SECURITY is NOT based upon the formulation and proper interpretation and enforcement of good laws --- for such formulations, interpretations and enforcements can readily be undermined by the contentious efforts of relatively small opposing minorities, who are addictively preoccupied with issues of dominance and control --- often within the frame-work of inter-twined collusive games of mutual self deception. True SECURITY is not a gift which can be helpfully given to people who continue to regard themselves as: incompetent, impotent, unable to learn, and unable to take care of themselves --- for such people remain dependent and vulnerable and insecure in their dependency. True SECURITY is NOT enjoyed by people who are dominated by exclusive considerations or patterns of behavior ---for exclusivity leads to alienation, estrangement, misunderstandings, confusion and prejudices; i.e., relationships which are evil. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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