Throwing water at the dried out earth of our soul

One of the biggest mistakes we can make in our lives is how we go about creating pleasure.  The easiest way of obtaining pleasure is in the external world (food, stimulants, intoxicants, activities, relationships).  It is SO easy, sometimes, that we end up forgoing the ONLY thing that will actually provided us with real, and lasting, pleasure.

Pleasure should be a way of life, not a bunch of surface applications that never even get close to the source.  It’s like throwing a cup of water on dried out, parched earth … sure it gets it wet momentarily, but in just a few moments that water will evaporate and the land … will still be barren.  Yet we convince ourselves that EACH and every one of those proverbial “cups of water” will be what really brings us pleasure and happiness in life. Essentially our existence just becomes a life of perpetually throwing water at the dried out earth of our soul.

What we must do is figure out how to find pleasure from the things in life that are REAL.  We have to dig DOWN into that earth of our soul, and find where the wellspring lies.  We have to cultivate that wellspring so that it can heal ALL of the land, instead of just one little spot.  This doesn’t happen when we are throwing water at ourselves … in fact, you could say that every instance we are going for surface pleasures as a source of happiness in life?  We are preventing ourselves from doing the work that really needs to be done.

It’s more difficult to dig and cultivate than to simply throw a glass of water … but that is where TRUE happiness and pleasure comes from in life.  Cut through that self-imposed  veil of illusion and see things for what they really are … topical solutions will never bring you lasting happiness.  True pleasure only comes from the Source that fills you up and has you perpetually overflowing with Love … so that you become a constantly flowing River.

Then, once that River is flowing freely within you, all of those exterior pleasures can truly be enjoyed from a place of inner health and wellness … instead of being the next thing you’re looking to for salvation from the underlying, perpetual unhappiness that life as a starving soul is.

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This post came about after meditating on my prior post, “Automaton of Duty“.

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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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