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Love is the Only True Religion

Love is the one true religion, in my humble opinion.

True because Love is the only path to true freedom.

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Consider these thoughts:

Love forgives
    even when I feel hurt
    because forgiveness sets me free.
Love communicates
    since wisdom has taught me
    that Healing is born in dialogue.
Love forgets
    because remembering
    destroys my peace.
Love judges not
    because peace is more important
    than needing to be right.
Love sees Light
    where my hurt
    imagines only darkness.
Love never condemns
    for condemnation is an attempt
    to control what is not mine.
Love sets me free
    by releasing the chains
    that all other choices impose.
Love is the only religion
    which actually delivers the freedom
    all other traditions promise.

Love makes room for everyone by creating a heart which is open and expansive enough to allow for that which I may not agree with and sometimes may not even understand.

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Think about these words from the great Sufi master Ibn Arabi:

My heart holds within it every form,  
    it contains a pasture for gazelles, 
    a monastery for Christian monks.
There is a temple for idol-worshippers,
    a holy shrine for pilgrims;
There is the table of the Torah,
    and the Book of the Koran.
I follow the religion of Love
    and go whichever way His camel leads me.
This is the true faith;
This is the true religion.

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I love Maya Angelou’s words in her famous poem, titled Touched by an Angel:

We, unaccustomed to courage
exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness
until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight
to liberate us into life.

Love arrives
and in its train come ecstasies  
old memories of pleasure
ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold,
love strikes away the chains of fear
from our souls.

We are weaned from our timidity
In the flush of love’s light
we dare be brave
And suddenly we see
that love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free.

My religion is love,
It’s temple is my heart
For this is the only religion
In which I have ever found
Lasting freedom from the pain
That life serves up on a daily basis.

Finally, I will leave you with another short piece of prose which I penned when I was feeling sad and lonely. This was my hearts response to the question “Why am I so unloved?”

When people disappoint youin love
Choose Love anyway.
When people aggravate you
Choose Love anyway.
When people offend you
Choose Love anyway.
When people disrespect you
Choose Love anyway.
When people fail to Love you
Choose Love anyway.

You can never control other people.
You can never make others
Act the way you want them to,
Choose love anyway;
Because in the choosing
You set yourself free:
Free of the bondage
That your anger,
Your resentment,
Your disappointment offers.

Freedom is not free,
Yet it is a choice
Which costs you nothing;
Nothing real anyway,
Nothing tangible,
Nothing but the swallowing
Of ego’s child: pride.

My religion is Love
For in Love’s embrace
My life is a better place.

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