If we feel attacked or victimized, if we feel hatred or disgust or any other radically harmful energy towards our self or others, it’s because, at some level, we collectively said yes to dehumanizing everyone who opposes us. We have said yes to the polarization not just in Washington but in our hearts. The central theme here, the root cause behind hatred and blame, fear and self-righteousness, is a fundamental belief in dualism, fear and lack. Dehumanizing of everyone who opposes us makes us, them. I have heard one person after another both within our community and, of course, outside of it dehumanize another in the name of what? What’s RIGHT? In his book The Reunited States, Mark Gerzon writes, “This isn’t about government. This is about us. This is about us as America’s one big dysfunctional family, and divorce is not an option. We have to figure this out.” I am not saying it is an easy feat, but we, the Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living, that’s what we strive for.
That is our intention, our mission: We are a loving spiritual sanctuary where everyone is welcome. We celebrate the abundance of life through study, inspiration, gratitude, and service. With open hearts and minds, we participate in self-transformation for a world that works for everyone.