That your passion may live

The words I felt inspired to meditate upon today:

“In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.”

Octavia Butler


“Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a stand still in mid-seas.

For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and a passion unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction.

Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; and let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily ressurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes.” 

Kahlil Gibran, “Il Profeta”


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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  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

Second one really spoke to me. I have lots of passion that is undirected- I don’t do enough with it.

Argh!! I can’t keep up with working on all your posts :). I keep wanting to print out the quotes that speak to me the most so I remember them. Might have to do that!

  Phoenix « Religion4All wrote @

[…] first, when I sought inspiration for quotes to meditate upon (“That your passion may live“), I was surprised with the image that came into my head: a Phoenix.  At the time it seemed […]

  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

I have been burning away well every day this week! Very well indeed. In the middle of gale force winds. All fun-not!

  Stephanie Jill Rudd wrote @

Reblogged this on InspirationsRus and commented:
Certainly pertains to me at the moment! Another beautiful post from Religion4All.

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