For December 4th, 2013
Here it is. Bite-size bits of wisdom as profound and deep as they are simple, short and sweet. This is the wisdom of the ages, the oldest wisdom on earth, the wisdom that not only makes one more knowledgeable, but also elevates the soul and our consciousness, which makes us more pure, clear, enlightened and deeply contented.
Here we go:
1. Our tears open the gates of heaven. Our tears keep the gates of heaven closed. How can both statements be right? The tears that we shed on behalf of others, these tears open the gates wide. The tears we shed for ourselves alone, for all that we do not have, these tears keep the gates of heaven closed.
2. Intelligence is not consciousness. Intelligence refers to the quantity of information that you possess. Consciousness refers to the quality of your soul, your purity and ability to love others without conditions. You can be brilliant intellectually but possess an extremely low-level of consciousness. And vice versa.
3. Love is never the cause of a marriage. True love is the effect of a marriage; a marriage that has endured many long years of growth, hard work, fun, fighting and genuine spiritual transformation. It takes a lifetime for authentic love to blossom between two people. True love will only bloom if the relationship is set soundly upon a spiritual foundation that includes time for contributing your talents and gifts to the betterment of the world.
4. All people are religious because all people are believers. Atheists believe in the Non existence of G-d. Non-believers believe in having no beliefs. Belief = intolerance. Truth includes tolerance. You know you have truth when it removes intolerance and generates respect and appreciation for everyone.