What will define you


The biggest challenge we face in a time of crisis is not closing our hearts. Not only do we WANT to close our hearts, we also want to engage in activities that will take our minds off of the crisis. ANYTHING … just so long as we don’t have to deal with that horrible, heart-pounding terror that lives in our chest.

The important thing to remember is that whatever you do in a time of crisis, is what will define who you become after that crisis.

If you can’t stand the pain and turn to drugs or alcohol? There’s a pretty high likelihood that you’ll struggle with addiction in the next phase of your life. The same is true of food, sex, or even positive things like fitness or relationships.

The problem is this … whatever you choose to use as your vehicle for escape will eventually become your prison. If you close your heart, then whatever you do to blind or numb yourself to the fact that you closed your heart … will forever be linked to that closed heart.

Stop … breathe … meditate … and consciously keep your heart open. No matter how painful it is … keep your heart open.

When the pain is over … you will be free. You will be able to enjoy all of those activities in a healthy, openhearted, constant connection with your Creator … as it was intended to be from the time you were born.

Peace and Love.
This post came as a result of meditating on my prior posts: “Like a crumpled leaf” and “Opiate of Choice“.
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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  julienmatei wrote @

Love this. Tks

  Chris wrote @

Reblogged this on Religion4All and commented:

An apt reflection for today:

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