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

http://www.bubblews.com/account/395-todrite/posts

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2 comments on “ENLIGHTENMENT

  1. Richard Tebaldi says:

    I like this statement, Todd: “

    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. “

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