Olympic Failure

Have you ever felt that you had to fight for respect; that you have to live up to gargantuan expectations?  Like life is some sort of Olympic sport, and you always seem to come up short … even when just being there means you have accomplished SO much already.  Have you ever felt that you are a constant disappointment to the people who have mattered most to you in life?  Have you ever felt that no matter what you accomplish in life, it is never enough … that once you accomplish one amazing thing, the attitude around you is one of measured indifference … that it’s time to move on to the next Herculean task, rather than celebrating the truly amazing things you have done?

“You are not a failure.  You are beautiful.”

We are all programmed from the time we are children … programmed how to act, how to think, how to learn, what to believe … and what NOT to believe.  If we are lucky, we had people raising us who cultivated our imagination … our sense of wonder for the beauty that is God’s creation around us.  Sadly, this concept is gradually disappearing in the world today.  This world where we are trained to be faster, smarter, stronger, more successful … all starting from an early age.  If you have learned how to have a meaningful Spiritual connection; one where you can find Peace and Happiness?  You likely have had a LOT happen to you to MAKE you sort through all of this and find some way to make sense of things.

“You are not a failure. You are beautiful.”

What SHOULD have happened is that we were trained from an early age to connect with our Maker in a meaningful manner.  Children do that quite naturally … all on their own.  In fact it often is squelched, that sense of wonder, because the adults raising them either are jealous (because they’ve lost it) or because they were raised in the same way … that “kids today need to learn the realities of life … and how to overcome them and succeed.”  Succeed at WHAT??  Succeed at hoarding millions of dollars worth of junk that will be in a trash heap someday?  It is all meaningless.  LIFE is not meaningless … no, it is these games that we are programmed to make out of life that are meaningless.  These things that will distract us for entire lifetimes from what really is the meaning of life … following the mystery and childlike wonder that is inside each and every one of us … allowing the Divine to be the Source for every happiness, and joy, and miracle.  This is what God wants for us … God wants us to be HAPPY and to go through life knowing that we each are LOVED, exactly as we are.

You are not a failure.  You are my Creation … and you are BEAUTIFUL!”

Accept it … OWN it … allow those meaningless constructs to fall away … deprogram your mind from the worldly programming that has been installed.

“You are not a failure.  You are beautiful.


This post was a result of my meditation upon my prior post, “Beauty and Radiance“.

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 @

Thanks- I really needed that today 🙂

  Religion4All wrote @

I knew somebody did, because those were the words spoken to me in my meditation … I just wasn’t sure if that somebody wasn’t just me ;-).

  rachelmiller1511 wrote @

🙂 It’s amazing how what other people post can really seem very meaningful to us- as if it’s written just for us!

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