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You can’t make yourself closer to God by hating someone else, whether you believe it’s righteous anger or not. The relationship between Soul—which is you—and God is one of love. And where there’s pure love, there is no room for anger of any kind.
The Language of Soul
I have struggled with love my entire life. Some people say they love someone, but it is a possessive, selfish love. When is love a true love?
It helps to meet people and see that they want the same thing that you do.
. . . a possessive, selfish love.
Certainly hating others will only impede your search and in turn your own quest for God or spirituality. As soul we must find love for all the things in this world; humans, animals and even our home, the Earth.
I have spent too much time focusing on the negative and I know I need to open my heart. Through meditation and other daily exercises I think I am making progress. When doing something for others I try to do it without thinking of reward for myself. I ask myself if something I am about to say is necessary or kind before saying it out loud. I even try to control my thoughts and not give 'energy' to the negative.
I believe to love someone is to genuinely want and work toward that person's happiness and wholeness. And I thank my mother for showing me how and for showing me that EVERYONE deserves love and if you look hard enough, you will find the loveable part of everyone.
Love is the bond that connects us all and the most powerful force in the Universe.
Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one’s own true self.
Recognizing that, as in the famous opening line of his book, “Life is difficult” and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather guides them gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
BH, have you by chance ever read The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck? (there's even a new, updated version here.) Unforgettable reading.
“Learn to love someone when they least deserve it, because that is when they need your love most."― Rodolfo Costa
"But what you do in this age with your heart response in love is the only thing, the only thing, the only thing that matters. In the truest sense of the word. Why are you here? To choose love. Set your heart on a pilgrimage to be great in eternity. You are going to be there in just a moment, you are going to be there in just a moment. And what you have done in love and service is what is going to stand in that day."