Do You Personify Love?

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The Certainty Of Love (Which Knowledge Sadly Lacks)

“The truth is you are love! … and Life is giving you endless opportunities to experience this truth!” – Sue Krebs

I love knowledge, but knowledge by its nature is transient and incomplete. Like truth it can only be a truth from a certain perspective, your truth and mine may differ! The things we think we know to be true can find us at odds with others who truths they don’t match. In a worst case scenario those who disagree can come to blows, even all out warfare.

Knowledge can be a blessing or a curse! Nuclear power can power and light cities or destroy them! One tribe’s “promised land” can be the reason for the dispersion and even annihilation of the current inhabitants with all the sadness and horror it brings. The “knowledge” that someone else’s country is the front line of a battle you are fighting will be a source of anger towards you forever.

owledge is far from helpful in certain circumstances, but LOVE agape / self-sacrificing love will always be the answer to the world’s problems. When we fill our hearts with love towards our fellow man there is no way we could seek to do others any harm. Our focus wouldn’t be on who is right or who is wrong, but instead on how we could show love!

Love would lead us to listen to the concerns of those who oppose our point of view and help us to find a common ground where both our needs and theirs could be met. If we really listened to each other rather than just waiting for our turn to talk, so that we can put our own point of view forward, then love would take hold on Planet Earth.

If we were willing to do enough for those in need, instead of meeting our own greed and lust for power, we would find the world to be a much better place. If we wanted to find the ways to help instead of to harm those whose knowledge and experience contradicts our own we would all know peace in our lives, in our countries and in our world!

We are here to breathe in the love of the almighty and then to breathe blessings not curses on our fellow beings. In fact when we seek to be spiritually complete and through enlightenment to re-join the oneness, we become the personification of love! Every event of our lives is an opportunity for us to define our true character as being someone who has knowledge or love!

We have all had experiences that have moulded us in to the people we have become; this process has taken place without us realizing it. As we become aware of what has happened we can decide to take back control over our base instincts and remove the garbage that our human understanding has blocked us from seeing our true nature – the nature of love.

 

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The Natural Law Of Cause And Effect

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 Is the Buddha’s Statement Religion Or Science?

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking!” – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180, Roman Emperor

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!” is almost the golden rule according to the Christian teachings, isn’t it? When we look to Eastern Mysticism we come up with statements like this one from the Buddha, which is used to support the law of karma. I have a different theory to put to you today that explains where these religious teachings may come from.

We live in a cause and effect universe and even those who hold to no personal religious faith have to admit that everything we do is a cause set in motion. There are consequences to our actions! We may see ourselves at the mercy of larger powers like the government, society in general, our employer, or our family and friends; what they do affects us and yet we are not without our own power.

In our lives we play the central character in our own story and the only way in the long term that anyone else gains power over the trajectory of our lives, is by us abdicating the power to choose our response to their actions! “Don’t get angry, get even!” is a way to avoid being punished by your anger, if you want to avoid the effect of your anger’s cause.

Maybe you should take some time today to think about your life and how you got to where you are right now. I think you might be surprised to find that it is your own actions or inactions that have brought you to this present set of circumstances that you now face. I know this is true for me, for seven years I have shunned money and materialism and so strangely I have little at the bank and very few new possessions.

The great news about all this is that whatever situation we find ourselves in today, it is not permanent! If we have abdicated our power, we can take it back! If we have chosen to shun money, we can now make it welcome again! We can choose to change anything we want to change in our lives, but in a cause and effect universe, it may take time for that which we seek to arrive.

We need to accept responsibility for the changes we want to see and then act accordingly. It may be trial and error to begin with, but if we are willing to commit to our goals and show tenacity, then we will achieve all we set out to achieve! The currency we use to gain the experiences that we seek is faith! Blind faith is not to be shunned, but for most of us the building of faith, can be done like the building of muscles; by exercise!

Think first of the bigger picture, what is the major goal you are aiming for? What is the final destination, as you see it right now, where would you like to be in say 6 months or 12 months’ time? Once you’ve done that, then you must break it down into smaller levels of achievement, like searching for the signposts on a long journey. Now, what are the actions you must take (remember this might be trial and error) to get to that first staging post?

Maybe you’d like to plan this pathway with a life coach and then take him on her on the journey with you? I have space for three new clients at the moment to have the encouragement that a blogging man like Barnabas can offer. So please don’t hesitate to contact me at “info@andrewpaulsmithonline.com” if you’d like me with you on your journey. The journey to have, be and do all the things that you believe should become the story of your life.

Whether or not you get a life coach to assist you to change the trajectory of your life, I believe that today is the day for you to draw a line in the sand. Today is the day to start becoming the cause to the effects that you seek, rather than the cause to the affects that you don’t seek. Your life is the result of what you make it to be, either from your actions or your inactions!

Yes of course what I am saying may have spiritual consequences too. Some say there is no right and wrong and that morals are human constructs which help us to accept that the evil men do will not go unpunished. If this is so then we can easily walk away from the wrongs others do us because they will eventually get their just deserts; and such a belief will help keep us on the straight and narrow too.

Whether there are any moral implications to our actions and inactions or not, what is certain in a cause and effect universe is that our behaviours have a domino effect on our lives and the lives of others! If you don’t like the effects, change the causes! Stop blaming others for the things you think aren’t going your way, maybe the chain reaction you started could still become a blessing for you?

We don’t get what we want, we get what we expect, so have faith that things will work out the way you want them to, and they will! Make sure you know exactly what the intention of your deeds are as you do them, and then like the farmer you will reap what you sow! Keep a smile on your face, an expectation of the joys you seek in your heart, and keep on keeping on until you arrive at the goals you seek.

 

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