Blog 1338 – 05.9.2019
Insecurity Is Not Love
The narrow religious group I was raised in would most likely not care for my stance of the inspiration of the Bible. They would accuse me of “picking and choosing” and they would be right but that is what I believe we all should and do do, pick and choose what we believe. And since I just used “do” and “do” together I feel duty bound to express my heartfelt opinion that much of the Bible was inspired by an idea of a God created in the image of a narrow minded man and not the other way around. And “do do” though a childish term describes my take on that crap.
The “God” described especially in the Old Testament seems to me not even the best example of a man and most often a “bad man” who is on a big power trip. But there are nuggets and glimpses of someone truly worthy of worship and love even there. I am picking and choosing again here. It is written, “Not by might, not by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD.”
Little men see security in power and money but bigger men and women know the source of true power and the only true security is that of the spirit of love. I did not capitalize that my picky friends for a reason. Our spirit is one and the same with the One Great Spirit or at least that is what I choose to think.
I was telling someone just yesterday that I saw something new in the First Intention Of Ten Intentions For A Better World:
“I refrain from opposing or harming anyone. I allow others to have their own experiences. I see life in all things and honor it as my own. I support life.”
I have been reading, reciting, and thinking about those words for over eleven years now and I have always emphasized the beginning and the end not realizing that my biggest problem for most of my life has been just allowing others to have their own experiences and learning to let myself enjoy my own. The greatest act of love we can do for anyone is not forcing them into a mold or expecting them to change for us but simply allowing them to have their own experiences. I have been known to give mothers a hard time saying just add an “s” to the front of the word mother and you get how too many mom’s do it, “smother.” Dad’s too. I especially like the father in the Prodigal Son parable. He allows his beloved sons, both of them to have their own experiences, just lets them and loves them. Control is not love, freedom is love.
The saying, goes if you love someone set them free. Their is no insecurity in that. Tightly holding on to any “security blanket” is a smallish, childish way to deal at any age, huh, Linus?
Let go and let Love catch you.
When You Say Nothing At All
Your friend and fellow traveler,