From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 20 - January 1995

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Speaking Out

by Christina Brovcenko, Australia

SOMETIMES IT TAKES a bit of courage to speak out and say exactly what
one thinks. It can be like 'sticking one's neck out' and I
think we all know that sticking one's neck out can spell trouble.

Well I've decided to take the 'bull by the horns' and come
out and say what I've been thinking for quite some time.

Mind you, I was hoping someone else would do it for me, and perhaps
they already have.

Anyway, here goes: Firstly I was just going to say this to
then I thought I'd include Scientologists; now I realize this is
something I've long wanted to stand up and shout loud and clear to:-

All people on this planet

Please stop what you're doing and whatever game you're playing for
a moment and listen.

How about we all stop devaluing, criticising and running down people,
independents, Ron Hubbard, Scientology, thinking badly of family,
friends and other people and, last but certainly not least, ourselves.

Do you personally know anyone who has not done at least a little bit
of the above? Let me know if you do - those people I'd love to

Most of us, if we're honest, would have to admit to having done some
of the above.

To the politicians I'd like to say, 'You'd be better thought of
and respected if you stopped throwing mud at each other.'

To reporters and press, 'Let's have less of the bad and more of
the good things that are happening.'

Now having said all that, I'm sure most of us are aware that big
and improvements are taking place. We are getting better
press, there's a big reduction I think in criticising and running
self and others down. Also more attention is on peace and caring for
this planet and people.

This is due to the efforts of many people, past and present, from
various different groups all over the world. To these people we should
say thankyou.

It's good to know our efforts have and are making a difference,
just one person who is less critical and more loving makes a

Now no one really knows exactly how much time we have left to us on
this planet, so let's give it our best shot.

Many of us know that what we put our attention on is what we get!
This is a suggestion:

1) Look for the goodness and beauty in ourselves
and others.

2) Increase our tolerance, patience and love for
self and all mankind, no matter what colour, religion, nationality
or state they may be in.

3) And last but not least, be as kind and loving
as we can to self and all living things.