How To Walk On The Path Of Peace (Part 4)
To grow in self-control, in patience, in calmness, is to grow in quiet strength and power; and you can only grow this way by focusing your consciousness upon a principle. Break away from the confines of tradition, conventionality, and the opinions of others, until you succeed in walking the path of your truth. Rely upon your own judgment; be true to your own conscience; follow the Light that is within you.
Your conscience is at least your own, and to follow it is to be empowered; to follow the conscience of another is to be a slave. You will have many doubts, will suffer many uncertainties, but move on in faith, believe in yourself.
As you grow in spiritual awareness, and become grounded upon Divine principles, you will become as beautiful and as unchangeable as those principles, and will realize the timeless nature of the Divine within.
Truth is the one Reality in the universe, the eternal Love. Nothing can be added to it, nor taken from it. You cannot perceive the beauty of Truth while you are seeing through the eyes clouded with limiting beliefs. If you hold on to limiting beliefs, you will color everything you see and experience with your own limitations. If you hold on to your fearful beliefs, your heart and mind will be so clouded with the smoke of fear, that everything will appear distorted through them.
There is one quality, which pre-eminently distinguishes a person of Truth from the person of limiting beliefs, and that is humility. To be not only free from pride, stubbornness and self-centeredness, but to regard one?s own opinions as of no value, this indeed is true humility.
Immersed in limiting beliefs, people regard their own opinions as Truth, and the opinions of others as error. The humble Truth-lover who has learned to distinguish between opinion and Truth, regards all people with compassion, and does not seek to defend his opinions against theirs, but surrenders those opinions that he may love the more, that he may manifest the spirit of Truth, for Truth by its very nature is beyond words and can only be lived.
People engage in heated controversies, and imagine they are defending the Truth, when in reality they are merely defending their own limiting beliefs. The fearful challenge and confront others. The seekers of Truth challenge and confront themselves. Truth, being unchangeable and eternal, is independent of your opinion and of mine. We may enter into it, or we may stay outside; but both our defense and our attack are unnecessary.
People, enslaved by their beliefs, passionate, proud, and judgmental, believe their particular religion to be the Truth, and all other religions to be false. There is but one religion, the religion of Truth. There is but one error, the error of belief. Truth is not a formal belief; it is an unlimited, blessed, and open heart, and he who has Truth is at peace with all, and cherishes all with thoughts of love.
Do you seek to realize Truth? There is only one-way: Surrender all your ideas of who you are. All those desires, opinions, limited beliefs and judgments to which you have until now so persistently clung, let them fall from you. No longer allow yourself to be a victim of your beliefs and perceptions, and Truth will be yours. Stop looking upon your own religion as superior to all others, and strive humbly to learn the supreme lesson of compassion. Release the belief that the Savior whom you worship is the only Savior, and that the Savior whom your brother and sister worship with equal sincerity and devotion, is an impostor; seek out carefully the path of Truth, and then you will realize that every seeker of Truth is a savior of mankind.
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