LOVE … As Yourself

Words on Self-Love to meditate on for today:

“I am to love myself; otherwise I will miss the meaning of life. I will never grow up, I will simply grow old. I will not have any individuality. I will not be truly human, dignified, integrated.”

– Osho

– AND –

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

– Jesus

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Painting by Diego Rivera

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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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5 Comments»

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

The first quote really resonates. Only just starting to learn to love myself. Felt dead before. Starting to live!

  Religion4All wrote @

Loving yourself is the beginning of being truly used by God. We can feel spiritual, or have spiritual highs, or be guided by God … but until we actually love ourselves in some semblance of how God loves us, we are limited … as well as limiting God for what what healing can be done through us. To be a true, open conduit for God’s Love … we must first love ourselves. That, at least, is what has been revealed to me … and what I am currently working on for myself.

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

Thanks for that. I’m definitely finding that loving yourself is something that takes time. I tend to want everything straight away so am learning patience in the process. Changing my actions/habits and thought patterns is difficult and requires a lot of self-awareness, mindfulness and living in the moment.

The fact that God loves us so unconditionally is an inspiration. Makes you realise if God can love me then I must be loveable!

  Religion4All wrote @

YES!!! 🙂

  Love Your Self as your Neighbor « Religion4All wrote @

[…] my meditations today (upon my prior post “LOVE … as Yourself“) I found myself pondering how I personally treat myself. After meditating and posting on […]


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