In the spirit of Halloween and in a creative and fun sense what frightens you?
I can laugh at some of my fears...but sometimes I cringe.
As humans we have fears as much as we have dreams. As kids through our imagination we created monsters and fairy tales. We all had something we were scared of....
I remember being scared of the dark, horror movies and cats.
For a long time I had my sister accompany me to the bathroom doorway until I turned on the light. I laugh now, but, at one point we both thought I might not grow out of that fear!
As for horror movies I still don't like that kind of entertainment. And, I'm still phobic of cats. Ever since I can remember I would freak out around cats. My phobia of cats is better now, but, that's not what this post is about.
This post is true to the subject I write about: Love. Everything else is perception and entertainment!?!
What's the e-word on the title of this post? Read on, it is not "e" for election.
With the upcoming presidential election my lens of perception shrunk. I was thinking there are just two primary candidates or choices. I was thinking I would have to pick the lesser of 2 evils.
That is the e-word, that will appear here only once. This e-word is a belief and a judgment.
Judgement is thinking 'I' know better and that implicitly means I am superior to what I judge. It is self-righteous and hateful.
Otherwise, I disguise myself as self-righteous and propagate fear through that which I "disagree or oppose."
Whether it is the upcoming election or any other decisions, I'm choosing to be aligned with love after all it is my conscience I have to live with!
The absence of love in and around us makes it tempting to think that there are non-benevolent forces at work. But, isn't that shifting responsibility for non-love in the world to something outside of ourselves?
Instead I ask myself how do I contribute to the absence of love?
It seems much easier to project non-love than to admit our own non-loving behaviors.
Non-loving behavior can be scary because it can be unpredictable and incomprehensible. What is unpredictable and incomprehensible is fear-provoking. Fear gives way to fear.
Sometimes my perception glasses get foggy, so I wipe them clean with gratitude and humility. I have to be humble to get over myself.
As humans we become upset not by what happens, but, by our opinions or perceptions of what happens.
Perception colors reality. Our perceptions may not be based on reality. And reality is perhaps just our own imagination. Imagination is of the mind.
It is my mind that says " be afraid, protect, defend, or attack."
It is my open heart that says " ouch... how sad, there is a need for love, a need for forgiveness,..."
Love only sees love.
Are you aware of how you support fear based campaigns?
How do you know your perception glasses need cleaning?
Perhaps, the results of the upcoming election will reveal our true alignment with love. What do you think?