Perspective. Hear the scream.
Our life is not what happens to us.
Our life is about how we respond to what happens to us.
When this is understood, there is never the need to feel a 'victim'.
Giving in to the desires of this world can tug us away from acting with Love.
feeling of hate is the feeling of hate. It is not hate.
The action of hate is hate.
feeling of anger is the feeling of anger. It is not anger.
The action of anger is anger.
feeling of lust is the feeling of lust. It is not lust.
The action of lust is lust.
is not a feeling.
Forgiveness is a decision.
A feeling of hate and anger might persist when you decide to forgive.
This is OK. Feelings are feelings, they come, they go. Actions are decisions. Actions define you.
What does it mean to forgive?
Think of what you would do if you chose not to forgive. Then don't do that.
Think of what you would do if you chose to forgive. Then do that.
Don't ignore your feelings, but don't act on your feelings. Let your feelings instruct.
It is a greater thing to forgive when you feel so sore.
Act on your decisions.
Forgiving someone does not mean you can now trust them.
Love is intelligent, it is not naive.
life is how you respond to what happens to you, not the
get from what happens to you.
Response is action. Response is your decision.
Feelings are not your decision. Feelings are what happens to you. They might be pleasant or unpleasant, but they are not morally good or bad.
The feelings you have are not your fault. Nature gives you your feelings.
not worry about your feelings. Do not be upset about your
Do not be afraid of your feelings.
Listen to your feelings.
The random thoughts you have are not morally good or bad.
is nothing wrong with feelings. In this sense all feelings are
even the unpleasant ones, even the painful ones, even the
The same can be said about thoughts. Random thoughts - but if you were to choose to entertain random 'evil' thoughts so much that they lead you to do evil actions, this is wrong.
It is what you do that can be bad. What you do that can be good.
is real. It does not help.
Lust is real. It does not help.
Anger is real. It does not help.
But the feelings of these things are useful. They can instruct you about you.
Forgiveness helps. This does not mean that the State shouldn't lock up or expel the uncivilized. If running the State is your job then do your job. Will you do it with Love or will you do it without Love?
not be naive. Be intelligent.
Love is intelligent. It is not naive.
are in charge of our life.
If we say we are not, we have given our life away.
It is never too late to take it back.
should we strive after?
We should strive after Love.
Do you have to strive after Love?
You do not have to strive after Love.
But what would you strive after?
is not desire.
Desire is desire.
Love does not possess.
Love suffers others.
Love does not cling to this life.
Love does not cling to things in this world.
Love does not cling to people in this world.
Love does not cling to objects.
Love does not cling to pleasures.
Love does not cling to power.
Love clings to truth, integrity, fairness, honor, respect, hope, honesty, and brings freedom and joy.
Love is a choice. Love is an action.
There is no lust, anger, envy, greed, laziness or hate in Love.
a person who has chosen to act with Love is done wrong by
that person suffers the pain caused by the wrong doing, but
not to hate the other.
Love suffers others. (for Love's sake).
God exists for you if you choose this.
gods exist for you if you choose this.
My God is Love. This is a choice. What is yours? What will you choose?
If you have no god, this is your choice.
But you will believe in something and this will give you your values. What is it?
Would you want to say you believe in nothing? I would say that you do not know what you believe in.
Call Him God, or call Him the Most Merciful. Whichever name you use, to Him belong the Best Names. And here I call Him Love and this is one of the Best Names.
is real. Fear is a feeling. It is not a pleasant feeling but
it is a
good one. All feelings can be seen as good.
Feelings can instruct if you choose to listen to them.
Courage is an action. Courage is good.
we courageously do something bad?
It is not courageous to do a bad thing.
It is cowardly and selfish to do a bad thing.
the evil things that have happened, you could do them too. But
How would you know until you have to make that choice?
You might say that you couldn't do the evil things others have done.
I say there is more to you than you know.
This is why we should be quick to forgive others.
But be slow to trust others.
Love is intelligent.
powerful of this world are weak.
They are powerful because they give in to their great desire.
They are powerful because they want to possess and they work hard to possess.
They are powerful because they cling to what they possess.
They have much desire. They are nothing without their things. They are the powerful weak.
strong people do not seek power, do not want power, do not
of this world.
They do not want to possess.
They have everything with nothing.
powerful weak do not want what the truly strong want.
The truly strong do not want what the powerful weak want.
the powerful weak get what the truly strong want, the truly
will be happy and rejoice in them.
If the truly strong get what the powerful weak want, the powerful weak will be angry with envy and want to take it from them, and perhaps even kill them.
The powerful weak do not understand or see the power of the truly strong.
and insecure people, who can't see Love and have much desire, seek power over
things to feel safe.
These needy and insecure people want to keep what they have to feel safe.
people have joy from Love and do not seek power.
The Love helps them feel safe.
So which of these two will end up with power in our society?
Although choices are black and white, yes and no; People are changing shades of grey.
When it comes to seeking truth are you a spectator or a disciple?
As a spectator you might have all the advanced academic degrees in philosophy, ethics, religion, sciences, and know nothing of truth.
Disciples can learn.
Do you understand this?
Are you noise without Love?
are what we do. But what we do is not all of what we are.
If I act without integrity, my actions are a lie. So when I act without integrity I am a liar. Yet I can act with integrity and when I act with integrity I am not a liar.
We are what we do in that moment.
And in another moment we can be something else. We can be hateful. We can be loving.
We can act with integrity, we can act without integrity.
Yet either way we are not what happens to us.
We are what we choose to be.
What happens to us is done by another person or another thing.
That is not our life, it is their life.
Our life is not what others do, our life is what we do.
We are not white. If we are born white this is something that has happened to us.
We are not black. If we are born black this is something that has happened to us.
We are not female. If we are born female this is something that has happened to us.
We are not male. If we are born male this is something that has happened to us.
We are not handicapped. If we are handicapped this is something that has happened to us.
We are human. We are human and we respond to what has happened to us. Under the shell is the human struggling to do well.
We are all human.
Do not see a woman and think that is all she is.
See a human in a woman's body having to live with all that that involves.
If you were born a man, what do you think it would be like to be born a woman?
Do not see a man and think that is all he is.
See a human in a man's body having to live with all that that involves.
If you were born a woman, what do you think it would be like to be born a man?
Do not see a person with a handicap and think that is all that person is.
See a human in a body that is handicapped having to live with all that that involves.
If you had that handicap, what do you think it would be like?
Whatever that has happened to us, we can choose to hate or love, to do good or bad.
All these things that can happen to us are not that important.
What we do is important.
Death happens to us. That is not important.
How we live, how we die, how we face death, that is important.
Does it sound flippant to say death is not important? What does 'important' mean here?- it means can I do anything about it? What choice do I have about it? My life is what I do; my choices. But I have no choice as to if I die. I can make no decisions about it. I can make choices about how I live and how I look after myself and others. Death happens to me, I have no choice in this. It is therefore not me doing it, it is nature or the Will of God. I have no say in the inevitability of death and in this sense I am not important in it's happening. And as I have no say in it, it is not important to me. But knowing that I will die and how that affects my choices is important to me.
When these things are understood it becomes ridiculous to define others by color, gender or looks and such things.
All we see around us is other humans trying to cope with their lot.
And there is Love, but you have to choose to see it.
And don't be afraid to see it, after all, it is what you want.
answers our needs.
Hate separates us from Love.
does not mean that you think what was done is now
Forgiveness does not mean that you should ever forget what was done.
Forgiveness does not mean that you will now trust the other or think they are now ready for your trust.
Forgiveness means that you will not hate the other, that you will not do things to them that you would not want done to yourself, and that you will help them and wish to help them according to your abilities and resources.
Helping another does not mean you do what they want. It means doing what you think is best for them according to your abilities and resources.
Then you might think that to help this person or people you should judge and punish them according to what you see as God's Law. But this is not God's Will. Only God knows the heart and so only God can judge. It is not for you to judge, it is for you to recognise that you too are not perfect, it is for you to forgive. For those who run the State it is for them to protect others from dangerous people and perhaps lock them up, but help them in prison to the best of your abilities and resources, even if it is thought safest to keep them there for life no matter how much they plead. This is not punishment, this is maintaining safety and is in their best interests as well as others if they continue to pose a real threat. You who run States, it is not for you to judge, and not for you to punish. It is for you to protect and help.
When it comes to God's judgement perhaps you don't know what this means? It will come. God is Love and if we reject Love and choose Hate, if we choose Death and not Life, well what do you think will happen?
Not to forgive is to choose to hate.
Hate separates us from Love.
Some are enjoyable.
Some are painful.
Endure feelings. Enjoy feelings. Do not hide from feelings. They instruct.
Do not shy from pain. Pain will come your way, you do not have to seek it. Accept it and be happy with it. Be grateful. You will not grow if you run from it.
Do not seek pleasure, it will come your way. Accept it and be happy with it. Be grateful. You will not grow if you run from it.
Pain happens. Suffer the pain. Be grateful. Be patient. There is more joy than there is pain. (If you do this).
Does this mean you should do nothing to alleviate pain? No. You should try and alleviate pain, but not at the expense of Love. And the pain you can't alleviate; suffer this with Love.
do we seek this Love that gives us joy and that power to
It is already within.
It's a journey of honesty discovering what we are.
We cannot be told this for this to be truly understood. We have to journey ourselves and find out for ourselves.
And no, of course we don't have to journey this path of enlightenment.
We can choose to stay as we are and miss out on life. Don't we see this around us?
There is no joy in hate.
There is joy in Love.
Where is God? God is within, without, all purveying, everywhere, nowhere. We are made for God. We are made for Love. This is the discovery.