Loving ourself is our birth right. It is the essence of life itself and if there isn’t something in place to cultivate it, it will remain in a latent state as untapped potential.
Ones inner beauty is there, it’s just hidden under the distractions created by the conditioned mind. This inner beauty is everyone’s because it is the very essence of life. Love is not for a select few to experience, it is everyone’s birth right, but it is limited by ones own inability to tap into it. This is the purpose of the twelve steps that were posted yesterday. Ignore them if you want, this is also ones right, but the price paid is in ones suffering, but not only their own, it also includes all those who are involved with that life.
Without understanding how it is ones own mind that creates everything, there is no way to break free from its grips. My FB page listed these twelve interpreted steps to provide a real way out of ones created bondage. They are the foundation to the transformation of ones heart. My writings are inspired by love because of the lack of distractions in my life. Without distractions all that’s left is love. And this occurs when one becomes aware of the distractions through the 12 steps.
Meditation can be practiced forever, or one can constantly do good deeds, but if one doesn’t know their own mind, the blocks to their own innate love won’t be known. This is what these proposed twelve steps expose, ones blocks. These twelve steps are a real practical solution to the age old problem of truly loving oneself, and when one loves themself, the heart opens to also love thy neighbor.
Twelve Steps to Freedom: An Interpretation
1.We admitted we were controlled by our Conditioned Mind Patterns and became aware of how they caused our behavior and reactions to be self-centered.
2.Came to understand that cooperation with Universal Energy will allow us to be in harmony with life.
3.Made a decision to practice aligning our will and our lives to be in harmony with the Divine Purpose, so our heart remains opened and our behavior is of Universal Love instead of self-centeredness.
4.Made a searching inventory of the self-centered behavior that kept us in bondage and isolated from our own innate goodness.
5.Identified the exact nature of our wrongs and the associated behavior that held us in our self-created bondage and blocked us from reaching the full potential of our Creative Energy.
6.Were entirely ready to cooperate with Universal Energy so our behavior becomes conducive to what is necessary to be in harmony with life.
7.Humbly learn to cooperate with Universal Energy so our reactions to what happens in life are derived from love instead of a self-centered perspective.
8.Made a list of all persons we had harmed due to our self-centered behavior and became willing to make amends to them all and be an example of Universal Love.
9.Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, but only with the intention that it would benefit them and not serve our own satisfactions.
10.Continued to learn and deepen our spiritual insight by being mindful of each moment and how we react to situations as they occur in our life.
11.Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our consciousness of Universal Love, so knowledge becomes wisdom and our actions make us an example of this love in our relationships with all beings.
12.Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we learned to respond to life from love instead of reacting to it from our I Self. In this process we become a benefit to all beings by expressing Universal Love in everything we do.