Being happy is effortless; it is embedded in our DNA and completely natural. The Constitution of the United States insures us that individuals ‘have the right to pursue happiness.’ But the truth is, we don’t want to pursue happiness – we want to be happy. And because of the power of our mind we’re guaranteed success in that if we want it, and if we are willing to unify our thoughts and release ourselves from conflict.
With happiness as our goal, let’s focus on the fact that our real desires are invisible, for peace and love cannot be seen but can be experienced. Therefore, let’s toss out the notion that anything in the material world is capable of making us permanently happy, simply because the world is not the Source of Love.
There are just a couple of small changes that need to be made in our thought process so we can remember joy. There is no difference between love and happiness, or peace and joy. They are one and the same and part and parcel of the fabric of our lives.
The first obstacle is our desire to get rid of peace. This sounds nuts in theory but evidence of this preferred practice is reflected all over the world. If anyone casts blame, judges, accuses someone else of making them unhappy, or justifies their anger, bitterness, anxiety or guilt, then let us admit – we do not see value in being at peace. It takes very little time to heal this split thinking, but keeping agony in our mind can seem like an eternity with no escape in sight.
The second obstacle, which is just an extension of the first, is holding grievances. They have no value except to keep the person who is suffering from them convinced that they are unworthy of love, and justified in holding anger in their heart. How has this served us?
Obstacles are simply errors in perception that revolve around the false belief that one person can deprive another of love. How can this be if love, peace, and happiness are our natural inheritance?
What is utterly exhausting, debilitating, and completely depressing, is carrying the burden of unloving thoughts in our mind. Without exception, all of the suffering we think we see in this world is the catastrophic result of our refusal to love one another.
We don’t have to buy into this insane consequence. There is another wholly benign vision set aside for those who are willing to see the reality and value of being happy and at peace. This decision will release each of us to another state of mind that no longer sees the suffering, because the reality of love has come to take its place. Let us proceed…
Here is our ‘Get out of Jail Free Card.’ Forgiveness isn’t inherent in the mind because our concepts of sin are completely false and nothing more than a shabby substitute for our reality, which is totally loving and totally at peace.
Forgiveness needs to be practiced in this world because very few of us are willing to offer complete forgiveness to the entire world all at once. Still, each step and effort we make in this direction leaves a direct trace on our heart and in our mind. Every time we truly forgive we have just increased our happiness.
This is not a fantasy, but reflects the real world of love reaching out to offer us our own completion because all it does is extend love to everyone. We will all benefit endlessly when we learn to copy and paste the energy of love.
Forgiveness rests upon the one offering it because giving and receiving are one and the same. No one can extend or give something they have not already accepted for themselves. Give and we will receive. This step will bring us peace.
Apologizing for Spiritual Impurities
If sin = lacks of love, then we are not miserable sinners because nothing in Perfect Love could possibly be lacking in love.The real benefit of being willing to say we are sorry for our unloving thoughts is in recognizing that they hold no value and we do not want their result, which is conflict.
To say we are sorry is to release the error and allow the truth to take its place. This is a small price to pay for helping us exchange sorrow for joy. Once the impurities are dissolved, and the desire to see only love has resurfaced, peace of mind is the only possible outcome.
Gratitude and the End of Fear
Love is approached through sincere gratitude. To give thanks for every situation, without allowing the ego to judge against it, is the goal. This is what we are striving for as we reach out with love through all the fear and illusions of the world.
Here is the call to share since love is an act of sharing. Without impurities, grievances, or fear, we can only feel gratitude as we fully recognize and accept the fact that Love is the Answer.
Carmen Allgood © August 2014
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