Firstly, I would start from my childhood days’ experience. I grew up in a way that exposed me to a religion influenced by a parochial cultural framework of thinking. A system that lacks the true message of love in its content. It equally tried to attach me to a certain group of people. And, to restrain my abilities to show love to only this group of people.
I was already in the act of categorizing some fellows as ‘believers’ and others as ‘unbelievers’ – a method on how to relate and accept people.
Growing up in a Christian setting that fails to understand the fundamentals of its purpose is destructive.Godfrey Jeremiah
In addition, my observations of certain concepts or ideas I got exposed to were limiting my potentials to see the world beyond the eyes of primitive cultural makeup.
Secondly, the society I grew up in was a patriarchial tyrannical societal system. The type that indirectly presents the female gender as inessential and only useful as sex and domestic slaves.
Furthermore, as a child, I knew something was wrong with our world. I struggled to identify what it was as I was growing older. I could tell that the world that has been pulled over my eyes was blinding me from knowing the ‘Truth’ especially my real essence.
Errors in our education
The kind of training we had in schools configured us in a way to pursue a material world with all of our lives. This doesn’t add any value to our self worth as it shifts us from paying attention to our internals. I knew there is something deep about us. Everything happening around us are mere distractions to expose us to a false conception of reality.
I believe that education is good especially an education that stimulates thinking. But, the idea of being born into this world to pursue a job-based education, makes no meaning to life. Particularly, an education that focuses on how to work all your life, reproduce children to go through the same, and then eventually grow old and die.
However, my new conception of life equally came with some challenges. Trying to walk through a realm where very few had dared to confront with success, takes real courage. And, to be happy in doing this, one must see the world through the eyes of love.
Love is our greatest tool to happiness
My search for meaning, purpose, and the Truth has changed my perception and perspective of things. As a matter of fact, everyone irrespective of race, religion, or nationality is capable of love. We must learn to love people without a condition.
Love is our mysterious inner compass to point us in the right direction. It is our greatest tool to tune the world to harmony. Also, love builds our positive energy to stand tall for others, to help protect nature and support our fellow humankind.
You can’t condemn what you love
“…before you judge me, try hard to love me…”M.J.
I have had an epiphany through the eyes of love for mankind and nature. When you allow love to lead you in the things you do, you’d always end up with remarkable experiences.
Love is like an endless ocean of energy. You can not exhaust it as you pour it out. No matter the ill-treatment you get from others, shower them with love. As a result, you make yourself feel good with positive energy.
One fundamental question I have asked over the years is, “Why would a Creator condemn the works of his hands?” Would you condemn your beloved child to death? If you love something, you wouldn’t condemn it, would you?
In fact, when you correct people with an accent of love, they tend to change in a positive way than when you condemn their act abruptly. All the world needs is love and loving people. Be one of them.
In conclusion, our response to life may either be with love or fear. In fear, we lack the courage to do the needful. But in love, we question the status quo and rewrite history.
“Love is our mysterious inner compass to point us in the right direction.”— Anonymous