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Learning to Live Love

ImageWe are so much like this little guy in our lives, always storing and putting away things that we need and want. This external searching-looking to anything other than love to complete us and to be the source of our happiness–is the meaning of idolatry. But they never really fill us the way that learning to let go and let God will, because when you surrender control to Him, you stop “fighting for yours” and things will fall in their natural, perfect order. An order that has worked from the beginning of time. When you learn to let love be your prayer in everything to do, you realize that time spent on earth is not difficult as it once seemed when you were battling against every one of your responsibilities and seeking an escape. A life of love is safe and wonderful. When we surrender to God, we let go of the attachment to how things happen on the outside and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside.

The thing which you fight is exactly what you become.

That thing which you fight is exactly what you become. For example anger, this is a great example because so many have a problem with anger. If someone is angry and you meet them with anger, what is the outcome? Yes, more anger. Throwing fire on fire is no way to quench it.

Anger may be the result of many causes, and without understanding them there is no escape from anger. We have created the enemy, the bandit, and becoming ourselves the enemy in no way brings about a solution. We have to understand the cause and cease to feed it. We are responsible for bringing this enemy into being. We create the friend or the enemy in our own minds.

It is not what any other person has done that has caused this anger to well up in us, therefore the answer lies in taking responsibility for our thoughts, identifying the triggers of our anger, and taking up the arduous task that demands constant self-awareness and intelligent pliability, for what we are the society, the state, the world is. Right thinking begins with allowing love to permeate all that we do and think, love transcends the enemy and the friend. The water that you throw on the fire will out it.