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“It is becoming increasingly clear to me that the search for transcendent meaning is one of the great phenomenon of our times. Forward-looking promotion directors and marketing executives should recognize that people’s thirst for higher purpose represents a new frontier for programming and promotions.” – Norman Lear (1994)






New Book release by PPOE Founder/CEO, Steve Robertson:


I’m so excited to announce that I have fulfilled a life time dream, that of publishing my first book entitled “The Power of Choice – Success and Your Life Purpose.”  If you have ever wanted to discover the meaning of life, find your life purpose and mission, and succeed in bringing this gift to our world, this book is designed especially for you. Thank you in advance for supporting me and the fulfillment of this life dream.

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The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose

“Steve Robertson’s ‘The Power of Choice, Success and Your Life Purpose’ is a textbook for the soul.” – Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit 

Los Angeles, California – A young man loses everything in a 24-hour period of time.  At the age of 29, this experience launches him on twenty-five year spiritual quest to discover the meaning of life and his unique life purpose.  He is lead to promote sacred music worldwide.  His journey connects him to many of our planet’s most famed Musicians, Film makers, TV producers, Humanitarians, Doctors, Scientists, Celebrities and internationally acclaimed peace work in Middle East.  In Steve Robertson’s, The Power of Choice, the eponymous author uses “beautiful metaphors and analogies that lead in every instance to awareness, self-responsibility, and our Divinity” says Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul.  

From birth our soul seems the result of a cosmic casting that seeks to mold our inner most self into that of a divine plan and purpose,” writes Robertson. Through his quest and travels around the world, he is met with and overcomes soul breaking challenges which help fortified spiritual insights and wisdoms about the meaning of life and its’ purpose.  Writes Dr. Larry Dossey, National Best Selling Author of “The Power of Prayer” about ‘The Power of Choice’, “Robertson does not merely write about a vision of peace and personal empowerment, but he has lived it on the world stage. His story is captivating and inspiring. Robertson is a living avatar on whose shining example our future may depend.”

In my writings and lectures I share deep insights that help to flatten the learning-curve about how consciousness works and most importantly,  how to discover and align yourself with your unique and Divine life purpose,” Robertson says.

Don Miguel Ruiz, National Best Selling Author of the “Four Agreements” states about Robertson’s book: “The Power of Choice is required reading for anyone who has longed to find and fulfill their life purpose.” This unique and compelling journey of self-discovery and the power of leaps of faith that reveal miracles are captured in  Steve Robertson’s, The Power of Choice: Success and Your Life Purpose. Robertson is a spiritual mentor and life-coach for many people and professionals seeking inner peace and transformation, for his writings touch upon how the mystical nature of consciousness and music work to  empower  Divine realizations which lead to personal success and a lasting world peace.

Bishop John Shelby Spong on Religion & Control

Our PPOE Philosophy:

All Are One, Lovingly Connected


Relax and Be at Peace

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Speaking Our Reality

Each moment of the day, nanosecond after nanosecond, we are co-creating a reality from which we are either conscious or unconscious. To the degree we are conscious, lovingly paying attention to the moment, our co-creativity tends to reflect a flow of ease and grace in our experiences. To the degree we are unconscious, we reactively and retrospectively discover the fearful hand that has scripted the dramatic sequences of our existence.

Curiously, we wonder how it is that certain people, places and circumstances show up in our lives. Some of these experiences show up and bring peace and joy into our lives. Others experiences seem to bring sadness and anger. For the most part, these experiences appear as a random series of events over which we seem to have little or no control. As a result, we feel either lucky or like a victim…


Spiritual Awakenings, Enlightenment and the Kitchen Sink

Spiritual awareness often begins at the point where our inner thoughts reflectively seek meaning in the external world of our drama. This search empowers the transformation of unconscious perception into awakened vision. Such clarity creates the understanding that we are always, consciously or unconsciously, choosing and co-creating our existence.

Most people tend to live their lives as though sleepwalking through a fog bank. They grope for direction and meaning while frequently and painfully stubbing their toes on the potholes of life’s dramas. Life appears to happen randomly, and from these beliefs, it is easy to see ourselves as the victim of circumstance. As a result, one tends to live their life in a state of reaction rather than response. Life from this perspective can, at times, seem like a constant barrage of painful experiences, each of which seemingly validates that we are not in control of our own destiny. It becomes easy to imagine unforeseen forces that plot against the joy we most want…

Healing the Record of Our Soul’s DNA

Like a musical note seeking union with the harmony of itself, the soul returns to human form, to earth, in order to heal and integrate into a more perfect remembrance of the divinity of love it already is. The soul, on this plane of reality, innocently expresses itself through the lens of the body’s DNA. This crystalline prism holds the harmonic records of our soul’s evolutionary journey toward enlightenment.

All thoughts, loving or fearful, are recorded onto this record. In Sanskrit, the oldest recorded language, the Hindus refer to this as the akashic records. Imagine the akashic records if you will, as your soul’s cosmic cloud memory. Each and every thought and experience is recorded and becomes imprinted onto our DNA. As our thoughts advance towards greater love so does the DNA helix, back and forth, in reflection of this awareness. The greater our consciousness of love, the more direct and clear we receive and transmit in alignment with the divine…


Enlightenment, Duality and the Sword of Truth

In almost all legendary stories of kings, knights and that of Joan of Arc, the sword plays the role of a great tool in the defense of truth and the conquering of enemies. It is interesting to note that the word “enemy” means “not friend.” In certain stories, like that of King Arthur, his famed sword Excalibur was known for its special powers. The word “Excalibur” means to “cut steel.”

All swords are formed in the process called casting. This process consists of taking ore, rocks that contain the raw minerals of metal, then placing them in a forge to be heated so that the minerals liquefy and become separated from the rock. Once the metal minerals are liquefied, they can then be poured into a mold. A mold is a hollow cavity, a vessel that is shaped to hold the design of an expressed creative intent — in this case, the shape of a sword…


Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Our minds are abuzz with thousands of thoughts each day, all of which compete for our attention and a corollary action. The Buddhists call this untrained mind of buzzing thoughts the Monkey Mind.

The Monkey Mind, the ego mind, constantly flickers between conscious thoughts of love and unconscious thoughts of fear. This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering. The ego’s life depends on a consciousness of confusion, for with stillness and peace comes enlightenment and a death to the fearful attachments of our ego mind. Here, in this peace, only love exists…


Success and Leaps of Faith (1 0f 2)

Each step of our life’s journey, whether we are aware of it or not, is a series of leaps of faith. Certain moments of our life, seemingly dramatic in nature, serve to punctuate and mark major turning points that define who we believe we are, what we have accomplished, relationships of meaning and opportunities that lead to a particular experience.

We are always guided. Some pay close attention to the clues that help us to discern which paths we take, that most serve our highest learning and greatest good. Others give occasion to such awareness, and as a result, happiness and life’s successes seem hit or miss and chance-like. Still, others appear to live in a state of sleepwalking, their lives are filled with dramatic experiences, a roller coaster of great emotional pain and suffering.


Success and Leaps of Faith (2 of 2)

In the film “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” the actor Harrison Ford, who plays the role of Indiana Jones (Indie), leads a team of fellow adventurers and archeologists to find the Holy Grail. They are in a race to find it before the Nazis do. The Germans get to the secret hiding place first and begin their search of a special passage within the cave, which leads to the Grail. Indie and his team hide carefully and watch from above. Unable to interpret the spiritual meaning and symbolism of the ancient map, which leads to the Grail, one German soldier after another literally loses their head as they enter the cave’s special tunnel. Suddenly, one of Indie’s team members accidentally dislodges a stone, which rolls down to the Germans below and reveals their hiding place above. Unarmed, Indie and company are captured and brought down to the German commander.

Once there, the German commander demands that Indie retrieve the Grail. Having just watched one German after another die after entering the special passage, Indie refuses. Immediately, the German commander turns his gun to Indie’s father, played by Sean Connery, and shoots him in the stomach. The German commander now says to Indie: “it’s your choice: Either your father drinks from the Grail and lives, or does not and dies.” Indie has no choice. He is forced to take the Hero’s journey.


Social Commentary

The Village and the Box (Chapter 1 of 3)

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before the Luminosity, a group of proclaimed elite, whom thought themselves better and of right, to receive the incantations through which the boxes cast spells and brought theVillagers to slumber.

The magicians and Luminosity referred to these prescribed spells as the “protocols.” Villagers were affectionately referred to by the elite and magicians as “the Idiots.” Each protocol had the power to control feelings and thoughts. Thus knew the Luminosity, would Villagers’ actions soon follow of their bidding.

Not all in the village fell under the spell. The Adventurers, as they were called, followed the Within-voice and found little interest in which that of the Box did speak. Later, we will learn of their courage and great mission…… (continued)



The Village and the Box (Chapter 2 of 3)

… Of child games did the protocols of the Box did make, violence and horrors of which had not been seen. Asleep was the wisdom of the Guardian-elders. With spite did the people of young age now play. In sorrow, the plague of Low-thought swept thus through the heart of the young, for wisdom they saw not, did thus the games make.

Food treats once reserved for special occasions now found prominence through the Box as the ordinary of meals. Drink of Great-sweet did favor the youth. Time was of haste and food was so too. Little of the Life-spark did it provide. Elders bothered not to act of the Wise-counsel. Villagers grew tired with more quickness and rarely walked from one place to another. Clothing grew larger as health seemed less so. Potions, said the box, would bring here a cure. Soon the memory of Self-healing faded away and food of the Life-spark was no more. … (continued)


The Village and the Box (Chapter 3 of 3)

… The growers of the villages who once graced all food, found excitement through the Box, which made promise of ever greater bounties. Magical seeds offered through the potions were told to grow with haste, hold more light and yield great talent. Soon after, all growers who took heed found their soil with disease and plants of barren seeds which would grow no more. Small Flying-natures, which once brought blossom to the land now flew in confusion, worked not and found death on the ground. Food that once brought spark to the eye and lean to the health, now gave great suffering for which only potions could give cure. Gone were the days of Self-healing. The Potions of the Box now told of health through new ways.

…From these new ways, learned the Villagers, there came a new fear called “Concerns.” Troubling, as was the distress, the Concerns lingered on and made distrust of the self. The young fell quick to this ailment as did many elders. Many whom took part in the potion of cure seemed to weaken.

On rare occasions Villagers called Adventurers, would leave the familiar in search of the Greater-meaning they felt from within and that of which they knew, the Box spoke not there of. The further they traveled from the village and the Box, the greater the peace and stillness was true to them.

Distress ever present, had now faded. Concerns were no more. “Rays of the joyous light” returned to their eyes. The Adventures felt a new wonderment about life and a great reverence for all that connected it. They rejoiced in this deep knowing and felt haste to awaken fellow Villagers whom they now knew, were of-the-Forgetting…(continued)


Political Commentary 

The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (1 of 3)

Once upon a time I was proud to be an American. Now, at the age of 55, I find myself deeply embarrassed to call myself one. The values we once stood for as a country: honor, justice, democracy and freedom, those which I grew up with believing were the sacred hallmark of our great nation, now gag in my throat. Where has it all gone wrong?

“When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government there is tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson (1743 – 1826)

During WWII, our country was called to arms by our allies in Europe, who surely would have fallen to the dictatorship of Hitler, had we not stepped in and sacrificed the precious lives of hundreds of thousands of American soldiers in the name of freedom. Most are not aware nor have the courageous to know of the sinister strings that were pulled to orchestrate this War, and all others, from the 5th dimensional chest board play of a certain few. This however, is another story and one for another time. … (continued)


The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (2 of 3)

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” — Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (1933-1945)

Times, though, had changed. Teens with short hair, once eager to fight enemies, now had long hair and protested the war. Musical prophets of the time had intuited a missing integrity to the sound of the bell of freedom and more importantly were calling rebelliously for love and peace, the other way. Young people had united to question conformity, the establishment and most importantly the motives of the guiding political institutions which seemed to be (and still are) in the financial back-pockets of major corporations.

“When one with honeyed words but evil mind Persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.” — Euripides, Orestes (continued)


The Bell of Liberty and the Price of Freedom (3 of 3)

“The wisest thing in the world is to cry out before you are hurt. It is no good to cry out after you are hurt; especially after you are mortally hurt. People talk about the impatience of the populace; but sound historians know that most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. it is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.” — G.K. Chesterton

The Orwellian future, we were again forewarned of, had come to pass and with it our freedoms were justifiably reasoned away from us, one by one. Through the media and our government’s posturing of itself as the higher authority, we had been successfully programmed into a faithful and subservient condition which left us cowardly impotent ask basic questions about the integrity of information we were being told our military was acting on. Why, we naively thought, would anyone lie to us about there being bad people, boogie men and terrorists? Clearly, based on the values we felt our country stood for, we would only go to war with another country if we had first exhausted all other options, right? Our desire to feel safe and be able to trust the wiser and greater of power seemed backed by assurances that they knew who and where the bad people were, and that they had them under dutiful control. It was OK, we thought, to go on about our normal life and pursue the American Dream.

“A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.” — Aldous Huxley … (continued)




Russell Brand on Life and Spirituality

LIFE IS JUST A RIDE, by comedian Bill Hicks


Forgiveness, Release the Past and Create a New Future

  Shanti Mission Music – Thank You I Love You

This song is inspired by the ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness known as Ho’oponopono (ho-o-pono-pono)

“Hoʻoponopono” is defined in the Hawaiian Dictionary[11] as “mental cleansing: family conferences in which relationships were set right through prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, and mutual restitution and forgiveness.” Literally, hoʻo is a particle used to make an actualizing verb from the following noun, as would “to” before a noun in English. Here, it creates a verb from the noun pono, which is defined as

“goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, correct or proper procedure, excellence, well-being, prosperity, welfare, benefit, true condition or nature, duty; moral, fitting, proper, righteous, right, upright, just, virtuous, fair, beneficial, successful, in perfect order, accurate, correct, eased, relieved; should, ought, must, necessary.”

Ponopono is defined as “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat.”
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Music for Healing and Transformation

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Understanding Music’s Power and the “Word” (which means “Primary Harmony”) was made Flesh and Full of Grace.


– The Yoga of Music: How and Why Music Affects

Consciousness and Spiritual Awareness

The Prayer Of Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

by–Reinhold Niebuhr

Finding Your Life Purpose

PEACE AS A VERB:  Finding Your Life Purpose and Awaken to Your Unique Heart Virtue
Greg Mooers, former physicist and software developer of Artificial Intelligence turned Monk, shares his unique insights and processes about how to determine: Your Life Purpose and Awaken to Your Unique Heart Virtue.

Personal Prosperity: (Please click just below)

40 Day Prosperity Plan


Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Tapping Your Financial Genie



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The Spirit of Overcoming Adversity

The David Bailey Story:  Former multiple time Motocross and Supercross National Champion, just recently married,  falls during and off-season race breaking his back.  Doctors inform him that he is now permanently paralyzed from the waist down.  Struggling through the mental anguish of dealing with his new fate, David, attempts suicide.  Through the love of his wife Gina and through great self-determination, David finds a new career to pour his life into, wheelchair racing.  David wins his second attempt at famed Iron Man Triathlon.  Later David becomes a famed sports commentator for ESPN’s TV coverage of Supercross Racing.  David models the ability of the human spirit to overcome adversity.

The Stephen Wampler story:

Stephen Wampler, a man who has had cerebral palsy since birth, decided to train and climb one of the world’s most revered mountain faces,  El Capitan.  This mountain face, some  3,000 feet of sheer rock from base to summit in Yosemite National Park, is something that Professional climbers train for a lifetime before attempting.  Wampler’s Accent is the documentary story of Stephen Wampler, the blond, handsome father of two who is the physically challenged and his dream to overcome the impossible.

Mr. Wampler wanted to create promotional project for his organization,  Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, which offers wilderness experiences for children with disabilities. , which offers wilderness experiences for children with disabilities. The weakest parts of this film (directed by his wife, Elizabeth) are endorsements of that cause and of Mr. Wampler’s can-do attitude, with statements of support from Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Reiser, Will Forte and Jay Leno.

Healing Substance Abuse

PEACE AS A VERB: Healing Substance Abuse and Self Awakening
Eric Nies, MTV’s first reality TV show host of Real World, describes his fall from fame into substance abuse and his journey back towards self-discovery and life mastery.


Higher Education and Spirituality

  Alexander W. Astin, Ph.D – Professor Emerita of Higher Education.  Founder, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA. Considered the most widely quoted authority on the subject of Higher Education.  Recent co-author of the book “Cultivating The Spirit” – published research finding of a seven year study on 112,000 college students and 60,000 faculty members at 236 universities on the importance of integrating spiritual development in the university/college curriculums.  Alexander (Sandy) is considered one of the world’s most widely quoted authorities on the subject of Higher Education.

  Helen S. Astin, Ph.D. – Professor Emerita of Higher Education.  Founder, Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA. Co-author of Cultivating the Spirit.  Author of some twenty books on the subject of Higher Education.


Healing from Personal Loss and Death

Graceful Passages Graceful Passages
Graceful Passages A Companion for Living & Dying (Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater, 2000, New World Library) Over 100,000 copies in use throughout America and across the world. An award-winning resource in hospice and clinic environments, Graceful Passages also supports individuals on a spiritual path.

Steve’s Recommended Reading List:

Spiritual Psychotherapy:
__ A Course in Miracles
__The Bhagavad-Gita
__The Koran
__The Kabbalah
__The Bible
__ Three Magic Words – US Andersen
__ The Secret of Secrets – US Andersen
__The “I AM” Discourses – (1935 The Saint Germain Foundation)
__Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Yoga of Jesus – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Man’s Eternal Quest – Paramahansa Yogananda
__The Holy Science – Swami Sri Yukteswar
__Diamond Heart, Book One – A.H. Almaas
__Dialog With Myself – J. Krishnamurti
__Think on These Things – J. Krishnamurti
__Guaranteed Solutions – Swamiji Nithyananda
__The Way of Life – Lao Tzu
__Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
__Seat of the Soul – Gary Zukav
__The Perennial Philosophy – Aldous Huxley

The Physics of Spirituality:
__The Holy Science – Swami Sri Yukteswar
__Dancing With The Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukav
__Recovering the Soul – Larry Dossey, M.D.
__Beyond the Quantum – Michael Talbot
__The Holographic Universe – Michael Talbot
__The Geometry of Art and Life – Matila Ghyka

Transformational Thinking
__The Prophet – Kahlil Gabran
__The Voice of the Master – Kahlil Gabran
__Personal Power Through Awareness – Sanaya Roman
__Living With Joy – Sanaya Roman
__You Can Have It All – Arnold Patton
__Death, Taxes, and Other Illusions – Arnold Patton
__You Can’t Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought – John Rogers
__The Book of Life – Roy Eugene Davis
__A Path With Heart – Jack Kornfield
__Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Where There is Light – Paramahansa Yogananda
__Your Secret Door to Success – Florence Shinn
__Your Word Is Your Wand – Florence Shinn
__As A Man Thinketh – James Allen
__The Power Of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peal
__Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
__The Magic of Believing – Claude M. Bristol
__Notes on How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy  – Hugh and Gayle Prather
__Real Moments – Barbara DeAngeles, Ph.D.
__Return to Love – Marianne Williamson
__Illuminated Prayers – Marianne Williamson
__The Screw Tape Letters – CS Lewis
__Mere Christianity – CS Lewis
__The Art of War – Sun Tzu
__The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Find Your Life Purpose:
__The Game of Life and How to Play It – Florence Shinn
__Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
__Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
__The Life You Were Born To Live – Dan Millman

__ Three Magic Words – U.S. Andersen
__ The Power of Intention – Dr. Wayne Dyer
__ Secrets of the Millionaire Mind – Harv Ekart
__The Richest Man In Babylon – George S. Clason
__Creating Money – Sanaya Roman
__Open Your Mind to Receive – Catherine Ponder
__Money and the Meaning of Life – Jacob Needleman, Ph.D.
__Rich Dad / Poor Dad – Robert T. Kiyosaki
__The Courage to Be Rick – Suze Orman

Spiritual Quests:
__Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East (Vol 1-5) – Baird Spalding
__The Alchemist – Pavlo Coelho
__The Fifth Mountain – Pavlo Coelho
__The Valkyries – Pavlo Coelho
__Illusions – Richard Bach
__Mutant Message Down Under – Marlo Morgan

Love and Relationships:
__Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus – John Gray, Ph.D.
__By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept – Pavlo Coelho
__Bridge Across Forever – Richard Bach
__Spiritual Partnership – Gary Zukav

Health and Healing:
__Love, Medicine, and Miracles – Bernie Siegel, M.D.
__Love, Peace, and Healing – Bernie Siegel, M.D.
__Healing and the Mind – Bill Moyers
__Reversing Heart Disease – Dean Ornish, M.D.
__Quantum Healing – Deepak Chopra, M.D.
__Perfect Health – Deepak Chopra, M.D.
__Vibrational Medicine – Dr. Gerber
__Anatomy of the Spirit – Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
__You Can Heal Your Life – Lousie Hay
__Diet for a New America – John Robbins

__We First – Simon Mainwaring

__The Secret Power of Music – David Tame
__The Mysticism of Music – Hazart Khan

Transformational Quotes: Thoughts, Form, Empowerment

Thich Nhat Hanh – “The healing of ourselves is the healing of the whole nation. Society is only a manifestation of our collective consciousness and our collective consciousness has a lot of fear, violence and hatred in it. … It is possible to transform our heart…Not much time is needed…(the transformation can be born) the moment you vow to go in the direction of peace and service.” – Transforming Our Suffering

Vice President Al Gore – “In the end, we must restore a balance within ourselves between who we are and what we are doing. Each of us must take a greater personal responsibility for this deteriorating global environment; each of us must take a hard look at the habits of mind and action that reflect – and have led to – this grave crisis.”(Earth In The Balance)

former First Lady Hillary Clinton – “There is no substitute for love and caring and compassion and human beings helping one another.”(Los Angeles Times)

former Governor Ann Richards (Texas) – ” We have forgotten to be our brothers and sisters keepers. And we have forgotten that the Number 1 goal is to love one another.” (The Dallas Morning News)

Retired Assemblyman and Senator John Vasconcellos (California legislator, Chairman of the Way and Means, founder of the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem) – “We can develop a social vaccine (Self-esteem). We can outgrow our past failures – our lives of crime and violence, alcohol and drug abuse, premature pregnancy, child abuse, chronic dependency on welfare, and education failure.”(Task Force Report)

former Police Chief Willie Williams (Los Angeles,CA) – “We can not begin the healing process until we make peace with ourselves and others.” (Acceptance speech 6/30/92)

The Dalai Lama – “What is important is to see how we can best lead a meaningful everyday life, how we can bring about peace and harmony in our minds, how we can help contribute to society.” (Time magazine;The Meaning of Life)

Actor Nick Nolte – “First make peace inside yourself.” (Parade magazine)

Actress Barbra Streisand – “I wasn’t supported, I wasn’t given any self-esteem.”
(The Dallas Morning News)

Peter Gabriel – “When my self-esteem is sinking, I like to be liked/ In this emptiness and fear, I want to be wanted/ Cos I love to be loved.” (Lyrics from his new album release US)

Feminist Gloria Steinem – “Self-esteem isn’t everything. It’s just that there’s nothing without it.” (Time magazine)

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – “In the so-called civilized world, children are physically, sexually and/or emotionally abused; they are the leaders of our future. When children are raised in such a hostile and violent environment, how can we hope for a harmonious future for all people of this world? In this light, the purpose of human life is to achieve our own spiritual evolution, to get rid of negativity, to establish harmony among our physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual quadrants, to learn to live in harmony within the family, community, nation, ..treating all of mankind as brothers and sisters.” (Time mag, The Meaning of Life).

“Earlier in this century, the Heisenberg Principle established that the very act of observing a natural phenomenon can change what is being observed. Although the initial theory was limited in practice to special cases in subatomic physics, the philosophical implications were and are staggering.” – VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought.” – Buddha

“All conditions and all circumstances in our lives are a result of a certain level of thinking. If we want to change the conditions and circumstances, we have to change the level of thinking that is responsible for it.” – Albert Einstein

“The destiny of a person is connected with those things he himself creates and does.” – Rabbi Steinsaltz in the kabbalistic 13th century

“We create our own reality because of our inner emotional – our subconscious – reality draws us into those situations from which we learn. We experience it as strange things happening to us (and) we meet the people in our lives that we need to learn from. And so we create these circumstances at a very deep metaphysical and subconscious level.” – Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

“Proper visualization by the exercise of concentration and willpower enables us to materialize thoughts, not only as dreams or visions in the mental realm, but also as experiences in the material realm.” – Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi

“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” – Mathew 21:22

” The most important advance in the next fifty years will be in the realm of the spiritual – dealing with the spirit of thought.” – Charles P. Steinmetz, famous General Electric engineer

“As a man (the word ‘man’ is a sanskrit word which means ‘consciousness’) thinketh in his heart so is he.” – King Solomon, The Bible

“I came to take seriously, even to believe that the consciousness of man, the mind, is not something to reduce to brain mechanisms. …It is clear that in order to survive after death the mind must establish a connection with a source of energy other than that of the brain.”
– Dr. Wilder Pinfield, Father of Nerosurgery; Princeton , Oxford, and John Hopkins. Pinfield did extensive mapping of the brain in the 1930’s through electrically stimulating areas of the brain during surgery.

“As a man acts, so does he become. As a man’s desire is, so is his destiny.” – the Hindu pre-Christian Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

“When our focus is toward a principle of relatedness and oneness, and away from fragmentation and isolation, health ensues.” – Larry Dossey, M.D., national best selling author of ‘The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine.”

“Happiness is self-connectedness.” – Aristotle, 300 B.C.

“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” – Jesus, The Gnostic Gospels

“There is a powerful force within us, an un-illuminated part of the mind – separate from the conscious mind that is constantly at work molding our thought, feelings, and actions.” – Sigmund Frued

“Therefore I say unto you, what things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” – Mark 11:24

“The ancestor of every action is thought; when we understand that we begin to comprehend that our world is governed by thought and that everything without had its counterpart originally within the mind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you want to be transformed be not of this world. Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” – The Bible

“The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.” – Charles Darwin

“To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.” – Confucius

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking it makes it so.” – Shakespeare

“All things in the world of Nature are not controlled by Fate for the soul has a principle of its own.” – 4th century Greek philosopher Iamblichus

“Before we can do something or anything we must first be something.” – Gurta, the German philosopher

“Believe and your belief will actually create the fact.” – William James

“Your world and everything in it is a reflection of your own mental attitude toward yourself.” – Earl Nightengale

“We act, we behave, and we feel the vibration that we’re in at the present time according to what we consider our self image to be. And we do not deviate from that pattern. The image you hold of yourself is a premise, a foundation (idea) on which your entire personality is built. This image, not only controls your behavior but your circumstances as well.” – Maxwell Maltz, author of Physco-cybernetics

“Without the heart, there can be no understanding between the hands and the mind.” – Georgio Morators, the legendary film producer of the 1920’s – from the movie Metropolis

“One must learn to love oneself…with a wholesome and healthy love, so that one can bear to be with oneself and need not roam.” – Nietzsche

“Only connect.” – E.M. Forster

“Look within, and seek that.” – Jalauddin Rumi

“He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.” – Lao-tzu,

“Love thy neighbor as thyself.” – Jesus

“If you become steadfast in your abstentions of thoughts of harm directed toward others, all living creatures will cease to feel enmity in your presence.”- Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, IPA: [pət̪əɲɟəli]fl. 150 BCE[1] or 2nd c. BCE[2][3]) is the compiler of the Yoga Sūtrasfrom the Yoga Sutras (Aphorisms) of Patanjali

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.” Patañjali (Sanskrit: पतञ्जलि, IPA: [pət̪əɲɟəli]fl. 150 BCE[1] or 2nd c. BCE[2][3]) is the compiler of the Yoga Sūtras
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead
The chooser’s happiness lies in his congruence with the chosen, the peace of iron-filings, obedient to the forces of the magnetic field. Calm is the soul that is emptied of all self, in a restful harmony. This happiness is here and now, in the eternal moment of co-inherence. A happiness within you – but not yours. – Dag Hammarskjöld
The poets did well to conjoin music and medicine in Apollo, because the office of medicine is but to tune this curious harp of man’s body and to reduce it to harmony. – Francis Bacon
What is God-given is called nature; to follow nature is called Tao (the Way); to cultivate the way is called culture. Before joy, anger, sadness and happiness are expressed, they are called the inner self; when they are expressed to the proper degree, they are called harmony. The inner self is the correct foundation of the world, and the harmony is the illustrious Way. When a man has achieved the inner self and harmony, the heaven and earth are orderly and the myriad of things are nourished and grow thereby. – Confucius

Transformational Quotes: Peace and Healing War (Forever)

To get rid of an enemy one must love him. — Leo Tolstoy

All wars are fought for money. ~Socrates

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. ~Voltaire

All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ~Voltaire

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing – Albert Einstein

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice. ~Spinoza

When [men] go to war, what they want is to impose on their enemies the victor’s will and call it peace. ~St. Augustine

Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war – Albert Einstein

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that the men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood – Aldous Huxley

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle. ~Thomas Carlyle

The most successful war seldom pays for its losses. ~Thomas Jefferson

Make wars unprofitable and you make them impossible – Philip Randolph

In peace, sons bury their fathers; in ware fathers bury their sons – Herodotus

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made ware and promoted international dissension will be…surer of the noose than a private homicide – H.G. Wells

There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people – Howard Zinn

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent – Issac Asimov

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy – James Madison

The coward threatens when he is safe – Goethe

Love of power, operating through greed and through personal ambition, was the cause of all these evils. ~Thucydides

War is the gambling table of governments, and citizens the dupes of the game. ~Thomas Paine

Great is the guilt of an unnecessary war – John Adams

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable – JFK

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind – JFK

Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon itself – Lao Tzu

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, the greater the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded – Leo Tolstoy

War is both the product of an earlier corruption, and a producer of new corruptions – Lewis Mumford – worlds leading authority on the fall of the Roman Empire

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. Martin Luther King

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it. Martine Luther King

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.- Martin Luther King

Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich

Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it. Noam Chomsky, Ph.D.

Where is the indignation about the fact that the US and USSR have thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world? – Norman Cousins, MD

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. – Plato

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Either war is obsolete, or men are. – R. Buckminster Fuller

War is the ultimate tool of politics. – R. Buckminster Fuller

I do not believe any policy which has behind it the threat of military force is justified as part of the basic foreign policy of the United States except to defend the liberty of our own people. – Robert A. Taft

What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness god has given us in this world… – Robert E. Lee

Peace is not absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means. – Ronald Reagan

We first fought…in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change. – Serj Tankian

Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. – Sigmund Freud

So far as I can see, the atomic bomb has deadened the finest feeling that has sustained for ages. There used to be so-called laws of war, which made it tolerable. Now we know the truth. War knows no law except that of might. The atomic bomb brought an empty victory but it resulted for the time being in destroying the soul of Japan. What has happened to the soul of the destroying nation is yet too early to see…
Mahatma Gandhi from The Essential Gandhi, Louis Fisher, ed. (New York: 1962), 3356.

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in a final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.- President 
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children.” – William Leahy, I Was There, pg. 441. (Chief of Staff to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman)

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” ␣ – Mohantma Gandhi

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind. – Mahatma Gandhi

“If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension…would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.” – President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 14 November 1956

“Man invents war. Man discovers peace.␣ He invents war from without.␣ He discovers peace from within.␣ War man throws. Peace man sows.␣The smile of war is the flood of human blood.␣ The smile of peace is the love, below, above.”
– Sri Chinmoy

“A full scale nuclear exchange, lasting less than 60 minutes…could wipe out more than 300 million Americans, Europeans, and Russians, as well as untold numbers elsewhere. And the survivors–as Chairman Khrushchev warned the Communist Chinese, `the survivors would envy the dead.’ For they would inherit a world so devastated by explosions and poison and fire that today we cannot conceive of its horrors.” – 
President John F. Kennedy, address to the nation on the Limited Test Ban Treaty, 26 July 1963

“Humankind continues to face the threat of nuclear annihilation. Today’s hesitation leads to tomorrow’s destruction. The fates of all of us are bound together here on earth. There can be no survival for any without peaceful coexistence for all.” – 
Takeshi Araki, Mayor of Hiroshima, 6 August 1985

“In an all-out nuclear war, more destructive power than in all of World War II would be unleashed every second during the long afternoon it would take for all the missiles and bombs to fall. A World War II every second–more people killed in the first few hours than all the wars of history put together. The survivors, if any, would live in despair amid the poisoned ruins of a civilization that had committed suicide.” – 
President Jimmy Carter, Farewell Address to the American People, 14 January 1981

The existence of nuclear weapons presents a clear and present danger to life on Earth. Nuclear arms cannot bolster the security of any nation because they represent a threat to the security of the human race. These incredibly destructive weapons are an affront to our common humanity, and the tens of billions of dollars that are dedicated to their development and maintenance should be used instead to alleviate human need and suffering. – 
Oscar Arias, Former President of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Laureate

The sheer folly of trying to defend a nation by destroying all life on the planet must be apparent to anyone capable of rational thought. Nuclear capability must be reduced to zero, globally, permanently. There is no other option.
Queen Noor of Jordan, Patron, Landmine Survivors Network

Estimate of immediate casualties if an intermediate-sized accidental launch occurs involving the 16 missiles on a single Russian submarine: 6,838,000 people would be killed in firestorms in eight U.S. cities – ranging from 3,193,000 in New York to 341,000 in Seattle. Millions more would presumably be exposed to potentially lethal radioactive fallout. The danger of an “accidental” nuclear attack has increased in recent years, threatening a public health disaster of unprecedented scale.
New England Journal of Medicine, April 30, 1998

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha

“Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.” – Mahatma Gandhi

If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution. – President Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is our deep conviction that the following is urgently needed and must be undertaken now:

First, present and planned stockpiles of nuclear weapons should be greatly cut back;

Second, remaining nuclear weapons should be gradually and transparently taken off alert and their readiness substantially reduced both in nuclear weapon states and in de facto nuclear weapons states;

Third, long-term international nuclear policy must be based on the declared principle of continuous, complete and irrevocable elimination of nuclear weapons.
 – Signed Statement by 60 retired Generals and Admirals from the U.S., Russia, 15 other countries December 4, 1996

We cannot be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of the weapons of war.
– President Jimmy Carter

I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests.
Thom Yorke, Radio Head

The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being. – Dag Hammarskjold, one of the original founders of the United Nations

The world was not meant to be a prison in which man awaits his execution. – 
John F. Kennedy, January 11, 1962

A world free of the threat of nuclear weapons is necessarily a world devoid of nuclear weaopns…. Nuclear weapons pose an intolerable threat to humanity and our habitat…. Others subscribe to Churchill’s assertion ‘Peace is the sturdy child of terror.’ For me, such a peace is a wretched offspring, a peace that condemns us to live under a dark cloud of perpetual anxiety, a peace that codifies mankind’s most murderous instincts….The beast must be chained, its soul expunged, its lair laid waste. – General Lee Butler, Former Commander, Strategic Air Command, April 28, 1996

Bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations. Weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us…No longer is the quest for disarmament a sign of weakness, (nor) the destruction of arms a dream — it is a practical matter of life or death. The risks inherent in disarmament pale in comparison to the risks inherent in an unlimited arms race. – 
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, January 1961

Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness. The weapons of war must be abolished before they abolish us… The mere existence of modern weapons … is a sources of horror and discord and distrust.
 – John F. Kennedy, September 25, 1961

It is my firm belief that the infinite and uncontrollable fury of nuclear weapons should never be held in the hands of any mere mortal ever again, for any reason.
 – former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, 1995

We must not only control the weapons that can kill us, we must bridge the great disparities of wealth and opportunity among the peoples of the world, the vast majority of whom live in poverty without hope, opportunity or choices in life. These conditions are a breeding ground for division that can cause a desperate people to resort to nuclear weapons as a last resort. Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all of Allah’s children.- 
Muhammad Ali, Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Humanitarian

Quotes on Nature and the Environment

“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.
If you do not talk to them you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.
What one fears one destroys.” – Cheif Dan George

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