The 11th Commandment

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My words for meditation in the wake of much research and questions whirling around in my brain (said research and questioning was behind my two prior posts, “Questioning Can Bring You Closer To God” and “Questioning Can Bring You Closer To God – continued“). I find though that when I feel myself slipping it is also when I turn to God that much more … this is why, for me, asking questions will always be something that brings me closer to God. The religious institution I grew up in did not encourage asking questions … but I believe our brains were created for a reason.

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“Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.”

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.”

– Franz Kafka

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“Religion’s eleventh commandment is “Thou shalt not question.”

– Sigmund Freud

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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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