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Response to kentauros (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2012, 10:09 PM

7. So true

that the idea of unconditional love is limited by people's experience of it. From the time I was very young, I noticed many people who thought they had it 'in' with god, had also permission to be as mean as they wanted--and this seems to be the way of the world. Yet this is a very immature idea of love, as some kind of club you sign up for, say some magic words and you are preemptively forgiven for everything. Blind to their own behavior and hyper critical of non members, this form of love comes across as extremely childish.

At the other end of the spectrum are people who deny there is any life beyond the physical, which is in itself understandable. But to lump everyone together who are on spiritual paths instead of discerning what interpretations and what behaviors are harmful to society and what beliefs and behaviors actually harm no one, they end up sounding terribly prejudice, narrow minded and too impatient for a rational discussion. They too seem to have fallen into some immature trap that resists the concept of unconditional love.

Luckily in between are plenty of religious, spiritual, agnostic, skeptical and atheists who are very loving, very tolerant and respectful of diversity and they are the hope of this world. People who are able to put their egos aside and be humble to the universe together. These people absolutely understand and manifest unconditional love--which is more universal, inclusive and self actualizing.

I think this is what resonates the most with me, that the type of love-healing-transformation that people go through (with NDEs) is a form of enhanced awareness--and sense of responsibility--especially the part where people recount their lives and are shown what they looked like through the other people's eyes. Imaging someone going through that who was violent--wow.

It makes complete sense that our lives obey laws of cause and effect-- since that is the way everything else works--in physical form and beyond. I see this as a process of evolution

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