Posted in Advice, compassion, kindness, Personal insight, Spiritual, Uncategorized, tagged brain, DNA, fear, forgiveness, love, Marianne Williamson, mistakes on January 28, 2012|
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Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. As stated by Marianne Williamson
Is this true, that we are all open to giving and receiving and being
pure love when we take our first breath, and soon after the lessons begin to convince us that we have to be perfect to be loved?
This fits, I think, when trying to cope with my own fears of rejection. When I place my guilt/shame/anxiety in a crucible, and cook out all the what ifs, what I end up holding is the fear that I have blown the chance to be accepted and loved. I know, I know, that “no one is perfect, everyone makes mistakes.” Yet, it is much easier for me to forgive others than to accept my own imperfections, because rejection is the greatest fear, tantamount to death our ancient DNA structure.
Marianne stays consistent with The Course in Miracles core teaching that we have two choices: love and fear, that to give energy to complicated variations of feelings only prevent us from reconnecting with Divine, with our own Best Selves.
Can it be so simple? That we can choose to focus on love rather than fear? I didn’t say it was easy, but perhaps it helps to simplify. Today I wish it so for me, and for you.
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