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a pro-life spiritual commentary by Susan Kramer
the battle is won (one)
Two independent cells
surrender their individual cells (selves)
to become part of a long-lasting life
A human body
If the two cells had remained independent
their lives would have been
By surrendering their self-centered existence
they become the precursors
to a new life
a billion times richer, fuller
Thus begins the human body
Even from moment of conception
the example of selfless surrender evident
As those first cells divide
they surrender outward identity
to benefit the greater body
And on and on the bodily systems develop
till the day the protection of the womb
is no longer necessary
Man is the only species that terminates the life of its unborn progeny. Just because we have the means to an end does not mean it is for the ultimate good to use those means.
If we look at what maintains harmony, it is to protect and harm no one; nothing. To end the life of an innocent person is a crime in all societies.
But if conception begins a new life, is it not a crime, an inharmonious act, to end that life even while it still requires nurturing and maturing to live on its own?
Do we kill our children once they are born but not able to take care of themselves?
To some, what is unseen does not seem as valid as what is seen. But just because we can not see a babe in the womb does not give one permission to stop its growth; growth that continues from the stage of being unseen before birth, till being seen after birth.
Let us be thankful that we have the free will to make harmonious choices, rather than being the victim of chance. Making choices that are in harmony with life and growth in all ways allows harmony to blossom most fully in our lives; in the lives we touch.
Living in harmony with the common good preserves our natural state of happiness. And don't we all want to be happy?
Harmony promotes happiness
Harming no one
The Magical Moment of
Susan Kramer; photo: view of Santa Ynez Valley, CA, by Susan
web site http://susankramer.com
This commentary is part of the series:
Social Issues; Social Conscience
About the Author: A meditation and yoga practitioner since 1976, Susan Kramer writes on practical spirituality, family and social issues, and dance. Her instructional books are listed at her web site – http://www.susankramer.com/books.html