A Cat Doesn’t Become a Chicken

I LOVE this … and this is a much needed topic to meditate upon, for me particularly :-).

“Peonies bloom on peony trees.

A cat doesn’t become a chicken.

Tulips are tulips, not roses.

Why can’t we realize this true fact?

That to be me is great.

I don’t have to be anyone but me.

I am blooming as I am in my life,

just as a peony blooms on a peony tree.

Further, a beautiful peony flower

does not worry about when it will wilt and fall to the ground.

It does not compete with the flower next to it;

rather it blooms with its whole self.

– Sensei Ogui; from “Zen Shin Talks”


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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  Soul in Bloom « Religion4All wrote @

[…] is what I was doing for a long time. In meditating on my prior post (A Cat Doesn’t Become A Chicken) I starting thinking about how this is especially true for people who are truly unique … […]

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