ENLIGHTENMENT

THE PATH TO HAPPINESS IS LOVE.

Another Way to Look at Enlightenment

How do you know if you’re enlightened?
About the time I was having a new lightness and freedom,
I started wondering if this was how enlightenment feels.
I was feeling like I was close to getting there, but who knows,
perhaps I am light years away.

No one has actually satisfactorily defined it … have they?

I had two realizations today on a deeper level than ever before.

I think these are guidelines:

1- I saw a very tattooed lady and thought, “What a shame!

What the Creator gave her wasn’t good enough?”
Right then, I realized something! If she had heard my thoughts she would have said,
“Stupid old man, mind your business. My tattoos are pretty!”
Yes, I realized that I was starting a war between “stupid young people” and “stupid old people” because of different values. It was time to get this JUDGMENT thing straight.
I don’t have to fix people, criticize them or judge them for them to be as they were meant to be.
My job is to love my brother/sister REGARDLESS OF HOW HE/SHE PRESENT THEMSELVES!

2- I realized that what gave some people strength and others weakness was FEAR.
The element of experience that spoils all our happiness is FEAR.
The opposite of LOVE was FEAR.
The path to disaster is FEAR.
The path to peace and joy is LOVE.
THE PATH TO HAPPINESS IS LOVE.

Not kissie, touchy, trade love for favors human bargaining.

But unconditional love like what I now have for
the rappers with their pants falling off, real love.

Like the tattoo lady love.
Like love for what the politicians call our enemy, love.

I now believe that these two lessons are the greater part of the pathway to enlightenment.

“The only contest we face on earth is the contest between fear and faith.

In the past, I chose fear and suffered.
Today, I am wiser, I choose faith. With fear, life is imprisonment.

Without fear, life is perfect and free. “

“In the game of life, who LOVES the most — WINS!”

Todd Puntolillo
Author: “Yours-A Rich, Full Life!”
http://www.Wisdom-and-Healing.com

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A New Kind of Prayer

Pray like this and watch your world begin to change!

Dearest Father and Mother of the Universe,
You are my mind, my strength and the very source of my being.
(Deep breathe)

Right now I let go of every earthly concern and trust myself and my loved ones
into your powerful arms, sometimes known as the long arms of all true law.
(Deep breathe)

I visualize, expect and live in a world united by peaceful understanding and mutual caring.
We are never separate from each other nor are we separated from you.
(Deep breathe)

I know I must forgive every painful act I have ever witnessed. I can do this only because my desire for peace is greater than my desire for revenge.
(Deep breathe)

Every particle of my being is created of your existence, be it called matter, spirit or atomic structure, because what is real is and the rest is illusion. I don’t have to define it, just appreciate that I am created out the same substance as my creator and therefore, I am limitless and free!
(Deep breathe)

The only contest we face on earth is the contest between fear and faith.

In the past, I chose fear.

Today, I am wiser, I choose faith.

Without fear, life is perfect and free. With fear, life is imprisonment.
I have made my choice.
(Deep breathe)

Holy Father/Mother, Creator of all that exists, I love you, thank you and trust you.
I expect only good and live in your heart.
Amen…and so it is….
(Deep breathe)

“In the game of life, who LOVES the most — WINS!”

Todd Puntolillo
Author: “Yours-A Rich, Full Life!”
http://www.Wisdom-and-Healing.com

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