“Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.” – Zen proverb

This weekend, I wrote a very complicated (haha!) and in depth post about love and fear. It didn’t save properly, so when I refreshed the page, I was left with the image and quote above. Everything else was deleted. Since I ended the post with the thought that we must believe that everything is happening for our highest good, it would be ridiculous for me to be upset about it haha

After some reflection, I realize that I could never rewrite what I wrote. That is gone. But I did want to share a couple of key points that have stayed with me. Others will likely evolve into future posts. :)

If I believe the sky is blue and you believe it’s gray, does it matter?

Fear is a disease that causes hate, worry, anger, sadness, sickness and guilt. These symptoms can lead you back to a false fear based belief. Fortunately only love is real. Only love can overcome fear.

“If you look at any religious description of hell, it is the same as human society, the way we dream. Hell is a place of suffering, a place of fear, a place of war and violence, a place of judgment and no justice, a place of punishment that never ends.”  Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of Love

However, every near death experience I’ve read is about love, peace, joy, and harmony. These are attributes given to Heaven. 

If we remove ourselves from our own shadow, we would realize that we come from light…we ARE light…the light is love and it has the power to banish all darkness. We can live Heaven on Earth. It is only possible through understanding our Source and living in love.

And remember…everything is happening for your highest good ;)

Photo source: Sky by Dario Andreoni