The evangelists stopped by my door this morning. They brought their bibles and were sharing the message of Christ. They were two nice ladies so I spent a few minutes with them. We got to talking about love and one woman said, “That’s what we should do. We should love more.”
Saying that, “We should love more,” implies that we aren’t loving enough. It’s kind of an indirect way of putting your self, or someone else down for not doing what they were supposed to do. I don’t think that was Christ’s message.
His was more like. I love you just the way you are.
It seems we spend more time cleaning our house than cleaning up our mind. It’s nice to come home to a clean house. But you don’t spend all your time there. You spend a lot more time with your own mind than you do your house. It makes sense then that you would spend some time making it a nice and enjoyable place to be.
For practical steps and exercises on cleaning up the fear based beliefs in your mind do the exercises in the Self Mastery course.
Cleaning Your House and Cleaning Your Mind
Are people in love with their suffering?
People are not in love with their suffering. Rather I’d say that either it saddens them, or they hate it. In either case their emotional reaction of hate and sadness to their suffering causes them to suffer more.
What is important to breaking this cycle is the awareness that our emotional reactions are not something that we control. But this very idea that we are not in control,,, this frightens people more. So to avoid their fear they cling to the idea that it is reasonable or justified to hate or feel sad about their condition. In effect they close themselves off to the truth out of fear of acknowledging something that is already happening.
Originally posted at Addicted to Suffering
Published at ToltecSpirit.com Guidance based in the Four Agreements for Spiritual Warriors seeking happiness and love.