Is there one true religion?


I do believe that the one true religion is the one that embraces everyone with no judgement. It is the one that treats all humans equally and respects all humans. It does not discriminate and declare that any one person, group, or nation is any better than the rest. It seeks only unity and community, peace and love. It teaches only respect and compassion for everything and everyone around us. It encourages us to share what we have and give what we can freely, with no obligations. In this religion, there is no room for selfishness or greed, power or politics. In this religion, individuality is celebrated, not shunned. In this religion, an attack on anyone, in whatever form, for whatever reason, is a breach of trust, a war against peace, a violation of the individual. I have my faults and failings, but I try to live my life this way, as much as I can, in whatever way I can.

Hands (poem)


It takes but one hand

Reaching out

To touch another hand

And be a pair

It takes but two hands

Both reaching out

To touch another pair

And if they all reach out

How many hands are there

And behind each pair

There stands someone

And in each one

There lies a heart

And all those hearts

Are reaching out

To touch another heart

And if they all reach out

How many hearts are there

And all those hands

Touch other hands

And all those hearts

Touch other hearts

And in the end

They live as one

And when they stand

They stand as one

With many hands

And many hearts


© Cynthia Lapeña, 2012


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