We cannot Be-Together in Shalom's-Gracious-Ways ---To the extent that we are ALL-THE-TIME:

1. On-High-Alert, 2. On the Defensive, 3. Hyper-Active, 4. Suspicious 5. Pretentious, 6. Arrogant, 7. Unilateralists, 8. Domineering, 9. Militants, 10. Colluders, 11. Secretive, 12. Distrustful.

We cannot truly-and-fully help other people to graciously Mitigate Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts; or Mitigate the Bitter-Fruits of Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts ---

So long as we ourselves are Complicit in Doing-Harm or Profiting-From Anyone-Doing-Harm ---

By Honoring; Tolerating and/or Reverencing:

1. Extreme Concentrations of Wealth-and/or-Powers; 2. The Pretentious Life-Styles of Domineering-Bullies, 3. The Pretentious Life-Styles of Mobbing-Mobsters; 4. Incoherent/Misleading/Alienative Ideologies, Doctrines, Rituals or Paradigms; 5. Efforts to Win Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception; 6. Economic-Systems that Undermine-Communal-and-Personal Integrative Processes and Integrities; 7. Military-Industrial-Complexes, 8. Corporations concerned Only-With-Maximizing their Investors'-Alienative-Profits. 9. People who presume to know Who-is-Evil-and-Expendable; 10. People who presume to know Who-is-Good-and-Favored-by-God; 11. People who presume to know God's-Will and try to Help-God Fulfill-Her-Will. 12. People who presume to know God-as the Most-Powerful Domineering-Bully.

(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)