John Lerwill has been an historian (even spending a period as the official historian at Aston Villa Football Club) and a published writer since his retirement from I.T., though he was an active genealogist for many years before that. Born in 1944, he has also practically studied most of the major religions, and alternative ideas, over his lifetime. He has also been involved in community work and politics.
"Your political viewpoint IS your spirituality demonstrated." - Jim Wallis
This website is a result of John's evolved outlook following his lifetime's study and experience. John hopes you will find this site usefuly enjoyable.
From R. Buckminster Fuller:
I know that I am not a category,
a hybrid specialization.
I am not a thing - a noun.
I seem to be a verb -
an evolutionary process -
an integral function of the Universe.
And so are you.
From Harold Pinter (2005 Nobel Prize speech):
I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all.
It is in fact mandatory.
A random thought chosen from the topics of Love, Hope, Silence, Friendliness, Awareness, Optimism, Self-reliance, Patience, Forgiveness, Freedom, Peace and Faith:
But, before acting, please consider that any way forward should be taken with the idea that we - and our environment - are All One.
In the Philosophy and Wisdom Teaching of all ancient civilizations, human beings and the Universe were seen as being interconnected and inseparable. In contrast, Modern Empirical Science is only a net of observations that permit the development of a smoggy outlook of the reality, a tiny window to the Universe, always incomplete in this vast endless search for the meaning of existence.
... For the survival of humanity, a spiritual and ecological consciousness entwined with moral and ethical values is needed.
From Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
From Mahatma Gandhi:
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
The replacement of fear by love and the provision of equal opportunity must be the highest tasks for mankind. By unswerving commitment to these goals we will find ourselves with the greatest opportunity to achieve peace, for such action will ultimately bring us together as one humanity.
We Are All One. Link: Advocacy & Action