"All of my life my heart has sought a thing I cannot name."
There is more to life than your own egotistical wants, needs and desires. There is more to life than worldly things, possessions, and pleasures. There exists something meaningful and lasting - something that goes beyond ourselves and the physical. All of these are temporary, worthless, selfish, and unreal. That which you cannot see, feel or touch is our spirit and God.
You can find a true connection between your spirit and God.
Only those who have felt the true joy of letting go of yourself and the world through unconditional love for everyone will find the true peace of mind which we all want and need.
The purpose of this little book is to help you find your way to true happiness and peace of mind. Such peace is the greatest gift you can give yourself.
LOVE IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Perhaps one thing that can help us all on our spiritual journey is love There are two kinds of love—plain love and unconditional love.
Plain love describes where you may love your best friend or a relative, your spouse, or even a beloved pet. There are conditions in regard to this type of love. It is based on the condition that the love is returned, that the person (or pet) shows you their affection in kind. They must never do anything to cause you hurt or harm, and they often need to live up to your expectations. Such expectations generally mean they act like they love you. You love them on certain conditions and under certain circumstances.
In contrast, unconditional love is when you accept a person completely, no matter who they are or what they do. You love them wholly. If someone loves you unconditionally, they accept you as you are, not for what they wish you were, but just simply as you are. They will continue to love you, and they will forgive you if needed. God’s love for us is unconditional, and that extends to everyone who has ever been created. Unconditional love is the strongest type found on the face of the earth; it can overcome anything but will not be defeated by anything either.
Most humans have the capacity to love to some degree. A few have it within them to love unconditionally. An example of this is as follows:
There was a man who had lived on the street for most of his life. He consorted with the worst of the worst, and eventually he became one of them—the worst of the worst. He cared about nothing or no one, including himself. He used people, took from them, and gave nothing in return. He used women by the dozen and left them with nothing but the feeling they had been used. Then he went to a night-club and met another woman. He did his usual thing; he charmed her, made her laugh, made her feel good, and of course got her phone number. He called her, took her to dinner, and once in the car, he started his pattern of seduction. He was good. He was smooth—he had these actions down to a science.
He was well on his way to take full advantage of the situation when she looked up at him and said, “I love you.”
Her friends had tried to tell her who he was and what he did, but she already knew what he was. However, she saw something in him that nobody else had ever seen before. She saw something good within him. When she said, “I love you,” it stopped him dead in his tracks. Something touched his heart that had not been there since he was a small child. This one moment changed his life for the most part, but not all.
There were many moments where he was still hard, cold, ruthless even, and he did not care. And then there were times he did care, but she loved him unconditionally no matter how he acted. This is why unconditional love is the strongest force on earth because it has the power to change people. You have to believe that no matter how bad a person is, that there is some good within them. God did not make mistakes in the way he designed us—we must trust that when we do love, we must love unconditionally, or it is just plain old garden variety love.
We can begin to have true peace of mind when we come to the realization that God forgives us for everything we do and still loves us without hesitation. When we choose to love others unconditionally, we will become more spiritual, closer to God, and have true peace of mind. A man who had lived to be 110 years old was asked what his secret was. He replied, “Love everyone.” In Conclusion, when you can have it in your heart to truly and unconditionally love everyone, then and only then will you have real and true peace of mind.