Aesop’s Fables

My words and thoughts for meditation today – from Aesop’s Fables:

“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” – Aesop

Cherish what you have.


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

Open-hearted kindness is always rewarded … even if the reward differs from our expectation.


“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”  – Aesop

This speaks to Unconditional Love … we must love truly, and be there for our friends with whole-hearted support – no matter their trials, mistakes, or tribulations.

– and finally –

“Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.”  – Aesop

You are completely unique – there has never been anyone like you, and there will never be anyone like you again.  Don’t smother that sacred part of you that is you at your MOST beautiful … embrace it, and know that you are LOVED.


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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