The thing you fear – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

A short sentence … but with, oh so much, import!  This is the topic for my meditations today … not just living with your fear, like it’s a constant burden draining you, but actually seeking it out.  DO that thing that you fear, and KEEP doing it … after a while, you will see how much of your life you devoted to either being afraid of it or avoiding anything that triggered it.  After a while, being open and free becomes a way of life and not so difficult to achieve.  Lifetimes can be wasted … and how can God use us then?

If all we do is live in obeisance to our inner demon(s), then we cannot see, or hear, or speak the things that God wants us to.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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