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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %FALLING ORIGINAL SINS SELF JUSTIFICATION DEVIL+011005 %GOOD GODS DOMINATION SYSTEM ACCEPT REJECT OTHER+011005 %SUPERIOR INFERIOR SALVATION DAMNATION REDEMPTION+011005 %POWER CONCENTRATION CORRUPTION PRIDE UNITY RIGHT 011005 If we are constantly confronted with calls to justify ourselves as persons, by domineering people who take it for granted that we must justify ourselves to be accepted by them; Then we may become like them --- and take it for granted that other people must justify themselves to us, their superiors. We make take it for granted that superior and/or powerful people are likely to, and have the right to --- demand that we justify ourselves to them; for example to religious leaders and God. We may become preoccupied with questions of superiority and self-justification, grounds for self-pride and self-esteem, how to endear ourselves to God and Angels, how to be saved and go to Heaven, and how to save dear ones into Heaven. If we fall into the above patterns of traditional: assumptions, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors; we find ourselves going around and around in tragically contentious relationships full of misunderstandings, ignorance, prejudice, arrogance, coercion and proud self-righteousness. If we fall into the above patterns --- we fall into hells of our own making --- and cannot see how to get out of our own hells. We cannot save ourselves or others --- who are with us in our own hellish patterns of alienative: assumptions, attitudes, arrogance, beliefs and behaviors. We fear those who can truly save us, by sharing with us gifts of the freedom to be safely vulnerable and acceptable --- without our successfully justifying ourselves better than themselves others have justified. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================