Tuesday, February 11, 2014

attaining freedom from fear...

"All that it takes for us to attain freedom from fear is a conviction that there is a God. Whether you believe it or not, there are not many persons who believe that there is a God. When asked, the usually say, "I believe in God," but they really don't. Few persons do. Wherever there is a conviction that there is a God, there is no fear, because the very word itself must signify Omnipotence, Infinity, Eternality, and that would leave nothing to fear. It signifies Omnipresence, and that would instantly remove fear of anything whether appearing as a person, a political party, a group of any kind, or anything else---even an ideology. Who could fear an ideology in the presence of God? Who could fear bombs in the presence of God?

Nothing can ever be power in the presence of God. If there were not true, there would be no God, or God would be on a finite, human, or limited level. This would not be God because the word itself must give to us a feeling of omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience, and in that realization, all fear goes, and when the fear has gone, the object of the fear disappears."

~The Contemplative Life
by Joel Goldsmith
(p.s. God = Unconditional Love)

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