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How to find peace?

surrendersacrifice
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7/10/2013 11:27:32 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
We will find complete peace only when we express unconditional love, because to love is the true nature of our spirit. When we choose selfishness over love, we go against God and our true nature. This causes turmoil in our spirit. Furthermore when we choose selfishness we hurt ourselves and others by the anxiety, envy, greed, and hate it produces. Selfishness also leads people to violate the natural order established by God. Such violations include contraception, in-vitro fertilizations, abortion (which is the cruelest form of violence), divorce, fornication, adultery, and perverted and sterile sexual acts. Such violations result in breakdown of the moral fabric of the society and of family life; resulting in much suffering, especially to little children.

Unconditional love is the spirit God which is expressed in selflessness, sacrifice and service. To fall in love is to embrace this spirit; and trust in God enables us to embrace this spirit. Because love is selfless, it frees us of selfishness; which in turn frees us from everything that selfishness enslaves us with. When we embrace love we will love our enemies by our acts of sacrifice and prayers for them, will not speak or think evil about others, offer the other cheek when slapped on one, give to everyone that asks, do not ask back what we lend, give and expect nothing in return (Luke 6:27-30), consider our opportunity to sever others as our greatest gift (from God), live to love and see the presence of God in every human being. We can embrace this love, if we let the spirit of God which enabled him (in the person of Jesus) to sacrifice his own life those who hurt and betrayed him, touch our heart.
Love is the spirit of surrender, sacrifice, service
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7/10/2013 11:37:13 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 11:27:32 AM, surrendersacrifice wrote:
We will find complete peace only when we express unconditional love,

This is physiologically impossible. The closest thing human beings can come to are psychological conditions such as Stockholm syndrome which we identify as abnormalities to be remedied. That is, we define normal behavior as loving only conditionally.

because to love is the true nature of our spirit.
Ahh, but in the words of Deepak Chopra, "Infinity is inside your own actions"
http://www.wisdomofchopra.com...

When we choose selfishness over love, we go against God and our true nature.

How can we "go against" God? Isn't his love unconditional? Shouldn't he accept us no matter what we do?

This causes turmoil in our spirit. Furthermore when we choose selfishness we hurt ourselves and others by the anxiety, envy, greed, and hate it produces. Selfishness also leads people to violate the natural order established by God. Such violations include contraception, in-vitro fertilizations, abortion (which is the cruelest form of violence), divorce, fornication, adultery, and perverted and sterile sexual acts. Such violations result in breakdown of the moral fabric of the society and of family life; resulting in much suffering, especially to little children.

I know blue balls is a terrible thing, but take $50 down to the nearest red light district and take care of yourself.


Unconditional love is the spirit God which is expressed in selflessness, sacrifice and service. To fall in love is to embrace this spirit; and trust in God enables us to embrace this spirit. Because love is selfless, it frees us of selfishness; which in turn frees us from everything that selfishness enslaves us with. When we embrace love we will love our enemies by our acts of sacrifice and prayers for them, will not speak or think evil about others, offer the other cheek when slapped on one, give to everyone that asks, do not ask back what we lend, give and expect nothing in return (Luke 6:27-30), consider our opportunity to sever others as our greatest gift (from God), live to love and see the presence of God in every human being. We can embrace this love, if we let the spirit of God which enabled him (in the person of Jesus) to sacrifice his own life those who hurt and betrayed him, touch our heart.
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7/10/2013 6:03:16 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/10/2013 11:27:32 AM, surrendersacrifice wrote:
We will find complete peace only when we express unconditional love, because to love is the true nature of our spirit.
There is some word missing, not just unconditional Love, but unconditional love of God. only God should we love unconditionally and whatever is accurate with loving him, nothing else.
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7/11/2013 4:49:02 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
The very notion of unconditional love depresses me.

It means that love loses any true meaning...love is something that should be built and worked on and maintained through mutual commitment, not just handed out willy-nilly.

Love is supposed to be unique, special, and fragile - like most valuable things are.
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7/12/2013 9:50:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Self-fulfilment and spending time doing nothing much.
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7/28/2014 11:31:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/10/2013 11:27:32 AM, surrendersacrifice wrote:
We will find complete peace only when we express unconditional love, because to love is the true nature of our spirit. When we choose selfishness over love, we go against God and our true nature. This causes turmoil in our spirit. Furthermore when we choose selfishness we hurt ourselves and others by the anxiety, envy, greed, and hate it produces. Selfishness also leads people to violate the natural order established by God. Such violations include contraception, in-vitro fertilizations, abortion (which is the cruelest form of violence), divorce, fornication, adultery, and perverted and sterile sexual acts. Such violations result in breakdown of the moral fabric of the society and of family life; resulting in much suffering, especially to little children.

Unconditional love is the spirit God which is expressed in selflessness, sacrifice and service. To fall in love is to embrace this spirit; and trust in God enables us to embrace this spirit. Because love is selfless, it frees us of selfishness; which in turn frees us from everything that selfishness enslaves us with. When we embrace love we will love our enemies by our acts of sacrifice and prayers for them, will not speak or think evil about others, offer the other cheek when slapped on one, give to everyone that asks, do not ask back what we lend, give and expect nothing in return (Luke 6:27-30), consider our opportunity to sever others as our greatest gift (from God), live to love and see the presence of God in every human being. We can embrace this love, if we let the spirit of God which enabled him (in the person of Jesus) to sacrifice his own life those who hurt and betrayed him, touch our heart.

Very very true, took it out of my mouth. I been going through this and i need to love in the same way God loves me. Selfishness hurts alot, not love. Love is about being selfless. I just need the Spirit of God to set me free and empower me to love.
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7/28/2014 8:19:38 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 7/10/2013 11:27:32 AM, surrendersacrifice wrote:
We will find complete peace only when we express unconditional love, because to love is the true nature of our spirit. When we choose selfishness over love, we go against God and our true nature. This causes turmoil in our spirit. Furthermore when we choose selfishness we hurt ourselves and others by the anxiety, envy, greed, and hate it produces. Selfishness also leads people to violate the natural order established by God. Such violations include contraception, in-vitro fertilizations, abortion (which is the cruelest form of violence), divorce, fornication, adultery, and perverted and sterile sexual acts. Such violations result in breakdown of the moral fabric of the society and of family life; resulting in much suffering, especially to little children.

Unconditional love is the spirit God which is expressed in selflessness, sacrifice and service. To fall in love is to embrace this spirit; and trust in God enables us to embrace this spirit. Because love is selfless, it frees us of selfishness; which in turn frees us from everything that selfishness enslaves us with. When we embrace love we will love our enemies by our acts of sacrifice and prayers for them, will not speak or think evil about others, offer the other cheek when slapped on one, give to everyone that asks, do not ask back what we lend, give and expect nothing in return (Luke 6:27-30), consider our opportunity to sever others as our greatest gift (from God), live to love and see the presence of God in every human being. We can embrace this love, if we let the spirit of God which enabled him (in the person of Jesus) to sacrifice his own life those who hurt and betrayed him, touch our heart.
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