Make It Work

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Life for each of us, as we know it, consists basically of what we choose to make happen. In a sense you could say that we are taught from a very young age to go out into the world and make things happen. This occurs on many different levels: from the food we eat, to the friends we choose, the careers we pursue, the family we either embrace or disown … even down to the simple things; like the temperature of our shower, or how we drive through traffic. Across-the-board, no matter what the situation, we are told to make everything be exactly what we want it to be.

So what is wrong with this exactly?? After all, our greatest role models and heroes are the ones who are most successful at imposing their wills upon the world around them. Those are the people we look up to!

Here’s the thing: when there is no sense of contentment, of reverence for what IS, there is no lasting happiness … none.

When everything in the world exists solely for the purpose of us bending, twisting, shaping, forcing it into what we each uniquely want it to be? There is no gratitude for what it already is … there is no peace that passes all understanding because we have deemed that we know better.

This isn’t just about nature. It’s about how we live our very lives … the attitudes that we have which determine whether or not we will ever be happy.

It would be one thing if all it was was that each of us wanted our own individual things. That actually is sort of the way nature works. Instead, however, we end up wanting what everybody else tells us we should want … what society tells us we should want. Generally what society says we should want is more, more, and MORE … more than we could ever possibly need on our own. More than we could ever possibly need even for a family.

The result is unhappiness; a depressed malaise that will never be cured unless we can somehow satisfy the societal opinions that have come to govern our lives.

Or … you can simply refuse to allow others to dictate your happiness. If this truly happened however it would affect every single aspect of your life … stirring up dormant anxieties, and hidden fears that would seemingly threaten your very existence … far easier to just get the latest iPhone for an ever so brief fix of fleeting happiness.

If you’re serious though … if you are tired of trying to please everyone else … you will go within meditatively, consistently, and face down every demon. Let go of the ties that bind; in the form of other people’s insignificant opinions. Stop trying to make everything be exactly as you want. Quiet the overactive anxiety that is becoming your mind more and more each day. Spend some time appreciating things just as they are, without trying to change them at all. Connect with the Source that is the only source of happiness.

Once you have done that you can move forward as your true self … the soul that is experiencing the feelings and thoughts that you have been allowing to rule your life. That doesn’t mean you don’t do anything, or accomplish anything. It just means that your happiness is not dependent on anybody else, and what you spend your life doing will stem from that happiness you already have within.

That, I believe, is the only way … the Way.

Peace and Love.

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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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