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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Creed of Life -- Love

Wednesday, February 6, 2008
What is love? Are there different kinds of love? Most of us would, I think, consider ourselves to be loving people. But does that include everyone that you meet and have ever met? It has been my personal experience that we as rule tend to be very bitter. Holding grudges long past their due, refusing to forgive and to move one.
The love I speak of is not just passionate love, or even brotherly love. The term for this love is Agape. Defined as the selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature).
This is what love truly is to me. It is completely selfless and totally forgiving. It is also the toughest thing that we as humans can ever learn how to do. Note please that I did not say forget I only said forgive. The longer we hold on to grudges and the longer that we refuse to let go and forgive, the longer that person who may have wronged us has power over us.
I learned long ago and I seek to tell others whenever I have a chance that no one has power over you as an inividual, except for that power that you give them over you. This is one of the central tenets of paganism and the core principle of conservatism. If you are unhappy with something in your life, then the advice that was given to me, is to Fix it or Get Rid of it.
And when you can truly say that you have grasped and implemented this concept of Divine Love, then teach it to your children. Hell why wait, start now. Teach your children to love and to forgive. Show them love in all your actions and they will grow up to be good people.
If you feel that you missed out on love during your childhood, stop the cycle. Don't let your children grow up without love. It will make them cold and heartless. And if you grew up with love then take those lessons and pass them onto your children.
I have included below two videos, part 1 and part 2, from a friend of mine who has managed with great success to realize this and to incorporate it completely into his life. I have known him for ten years and have seen him go through monstrous amounts of change. He has truly come to realize the true message of Divine Love and has fully incorporated it into his life.

Freedom part 1 by PaganMale81

Freedom part 2 by PaganMale81

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