MENTAL DIET: DEBUNKING THE ILLUSIONS OF LIFE (PART 6)

The Universe works by Principles – the Laws of Life are the Realities of Life.

We live in a divinely ordered universe. The laws governing life or the universe are designed to uphold the universe. The mission of laws is to protect, preserve and direct our thoughts, words, and behavior in order in order for us to live our best, and experience a remarkable life.

The laws of life could be likened to electricity. We all know that electricity conducts energy that could be used for various purposes in which one of the major purposes is to transmit light which when it is switched on brightens every room and dispels darkness.

However, if one abuses or violates the law of electricity or its usefulness it can lead to a fire outbreak or electrical shock which may lead even to the death of the individual or cause body damage and pain. The laws of life when correctly applied light every aspect of our destinies and dispel darkness or ignorance – the illusions of life.

 Whenever we abuse or violate these laws we experience negative consequences in our destinies. Therefore, the laws that rule life were never intended to punish mankind but were designed to give mankind the scepter of dominion over the universe.

Every lasting gain in life is a product of knowledge that is rooted in the right application or use of the laws of life which is by functioning from the world of reality. The laws governing life are founded on justice and love; partiality or fault can never be found in them.

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These laws apply in the same measure and context to both the rich and the poor alike; to kings and to peasants; to the strong and to the weak; to leaders and followers; to the physically disabled and to the physically abled.

We cannot alter the laws of life or the realities of life but we can alter ourselves to know, understand and act on these laws making them become part of our being, thereby ridding ourselves of ignorance or illusions and their attendant consequences which results in an exceptional life.

ILLUSION:

Love is a feeling.

REALITY:

Love is the choice we make, it makes no difference how we feel – it is an action word that causes us to be alert and sensitive to the needs of others and act in the best interest of others. 

ILLUSORY LOVE VERSUS REAL LOVE

  • The illusory kind of love is driven by feelings. Feelings can undergo a spiral of changes; they can be unpredictable, unstable, and temporal. However, real love is based on and driven by values that are anchored on timeless truths or principles thus, producing stability and permanence. Value-centered love loves despite feelings.
  • The illusory kind of love is based on the object of love – a person. However, the object of love is subject to change – the appearance may change, etc and when the object of love changes, so does the love changes. However, real love has its source from the Divinity within and loves based on an unchangeable core within rather than on the object of love.
  • The illusory kind of love responds according to the behavior and attitude of others. However, value-centered love responds according to the values upheld.
  • The illusory kind of love is conditional or performance-based on our interest or expectation of the other while real love is unconditionally based. The unconditional kind of love can forgive the undeserving, show kindness, and help those who don’t like you or even may hate you.  
  • Unconditional love can lead to feelings but it is not based on feelings rather it is based on values.  Unconditional love can be experienced and expressed even when one does not have the emotional, romantic feelings of love. The illusory kind of love depends on emotions and hormones as its substance and when the exhilaration stages fade the “love” or infatuation also fades away.
  •  Best of all unconditional love or value-centered love can be applied to the rest of life and not just in personal relationships to make the best of life. Unconditional love yields amazing results in all situations and in every human relationship and in all dealings with people; with employees, business partners, or business clients. The illusory kind of love sabotages human relationships.
  • Unconditional love is a powerful force for good that can inspire you with the vision, creativity, and power to bless the lives of others in a special way and for their highest good even when it is not convenient. Unconditional love can transform lives from the inside out.
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LIFE-THE OUTWORKING OF LOVE!

“Without exception, every person who has a great life used love to achieve it. The power to have all the positive and good things in life is LOVE

-RHONDA BYRNE

When love ceases, life ceases. The universe came into existence by the power of love and it is sustained by love. Love is the reason behind creation. Every human creation is birthed and upheld by love. Your life can never be magnificent until your love is magnificent. When you are filled with love every day, you will be filled with joy every day and your energy level will soar.

Your entire life is shaped and formed by your ability to give and receive love or by your inability to give and receive love. You understand how life works when you know and understand what love really is. Love works with; works through and works in the universe.

“Love is the cause of all the good things in your life, and a lack of love is the cause of all the negative things and all the pain and suffering. Tragically, a lack of knowledge and understanding of the power of love is clear in people’s lives across the planet today and in the entire history of humanity.”

-RHONDA BYRNE 

When the love label is evident in your life, you will experience the highest quality of life. When love is lost; meaning is lost. Without love, true fulfillment becomes evaded. True success can be found in the heart where love is found. Power fades where love fades.

Authority weakens when the strength of love weakens. Power is the offspring of the potency of love. Excelling in love is the gateway to excelling in all areas of life. Your commitment to the love walk is the greatest commitment to life’s walk.

The value you bring about by love determines your value in life. When love becomes your trademark, you will tread the high places of the earth. The label of love licenses us for influence. When you abound in love your prosperity perpetuates. When love becomes your greatest pursuit legacy is birthed.

The pursuit of love brings peace and prosperity to life. When you are captured by the love you become free from captivity. Focusing on love causes a shift in lifestyle. Love is the light that dispels the darkness. To be love-ruled, love-owned, and love-motivated, we need to be intentional.

“THE UGLY GIRLS DESERVES A KISS”

Once upon a time, former boxing writer Harold Conrad visited a women’s prison with heavy-weight fighter Muhammad Ali, “All the inmates lined up” reported Conrad. “They were ooh-ing and aah-ing as Ali went along. There were some good-looking ones. But he kissed only the ugly ones.” After they had departed from the prison, Conrad asked the fighter to explain why he chose to kiss only those women, “Because no one ever kisses the ugly girls,” he responded.

Unconditional love is all-inclusive. The springs of unconditional love water and refresh everyone that comes in contact with it without discrimination. Love is not exclusive or cliquish. Our acts won’t measure up when our hearts won’t mature up and our hearts won’t mature up when we don’t step up our love walk.

LOVE VERSUS LUST

Love is not sex. Sex outside of a marriage relationship is a product of lust. Lust devalues; love enhances value. Love nurtures life; lust breeds death. Love dispenses the rich blessings of life; lust dispenses junk. Therefore, to have a lustful life is to live a junk-filled existence.

Love releases; lust possesses. Love never possesses anyone rather love releases people to be free to make their choices and to be themselves. Therefore, love is not a control freak. Love does not exert its effort in trying to change people rather love seeks to add value to people so that people can be free to make the choice to change themselves.

Because love is what counts most in life, love centers its attention on what really counts. Love is the eternal game-changer that is capable of changing life in its entirety.

Love expresses itself in truth. Therefore, we must speak the truth in love. Only the truth spoken in love has transforming power. Truth spoken outside love has destructive power that penetrates the mind to destroy the self-esteem of others. Fear is demolished when love is embellished.   

THE BANQUET OF LIFE

Life is yelling! “There is a banquet of an abundance of everything you need to live a fulfilled life. Are you ready to be a partaker of this banquet?” Yes! There is more than enough for everyone but you must be ready. Life does not engage in the game of luck and chance but only those who are prepared will partake of the bounties of life.

Life’s banquet includes unlimited supplies, health, happiness, fulfilling relationships, growth, peace, security, freedom, opportunity and so much more. In order to access and claim these bounties, you must purchase the ticket for the banquet at the cost of love. The force of love is your access ticket to purchase this vault of valuables from life.

Yes! Your preparation to be a partaker of the banquet entails flooding your thoughts and feelings with love. Your life is shaped by what you love and by your lack of love. Every thought and feeling gives out returns to its source which is you. As the writer of the script of your life; whatever storylines you choose to put down will direct and become your life episodes.

LIFE RESPONDS TO YOU

When a co-worker gets the promotion and the raise we’ve been longing for; are we genuinely excited for them? Are we truly excited about the success, progress, and happiness of others? Or do we pretend to be happy when the individual is there but feel “sick in the stomach” as a result of their progress?

Do we judge and criticize people out of envy and jealousy? Do we talk people down and make them look small so that we can look “big”? Here’s the catch, “What you feel about another person, what you think or say about another person, what you do to another person- you do to YOU” this is a Law.

That’s the reason when you think you are hurting another person, in essence, you are hurting your own destiny and life.  Whenever we give out negative thoughts and feelings, we attract them into our life negativity. However, when our thoughts and feelings are full of love, we attract positive and good things to our lives.

Therefore, when next you see someone possess the things or qualities you desire to have; become excited and feel good about it, and you will attract the same into your life. Resentment, guilt, depression, criticism, and the like represent a lack of love in your thoughts and feelings and these will bring all sorts of negativity into your life through people, circumstances, and events.

Make a decision and get into the habit of emitting love into the universe and life will beckon and lavish on you its abundance.

EMPOWERED TO LOVE

We have the ability to give and express love because we have received the love of Christ. We are representing Jesus on earth; that means we are to take His place by loving in His place. Love is a spiritual force that the senses cannot comprehend or fathom. Love is the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit in union with the human spirit that transcends the soul and expresses itself through the body.

To walk in love is to live in the will of God. When we live in the love domain, we live in the realm of answered prayers. When you step out of love, you step into sin-missing the mark. Love is God revealed in the human flesh. Jesus came to reveal and manifest a new kind of love to the human race.

When you are dominated by love, the dominion of the physical senses or flesh over the human spirit is broken. When you are love-dominated you become Spirit-ruled. When you live outside of love, you live in the danger zone-vulnerable to the attacks of the enemy.

When you walk outside love-way, you walk on the thorny path that chokes your soul, wounding the core of your being. When you live in the love realm you live in the victorious realm.

Having the God-kind of love is made possible by Jesus living in us and loving through us. Love never takes advantage of anyone rather love gives advantageous gifts to others. Love bears the burden of the weak rather than being overbearing towards others. Trouble always surfaces when love dissipates. Selfishness can only be overcome with love just as light always overcomes darkness.

Journey on the high road of love; love your enemies. Bless and do not curse; overcome evil with good. Let Jesus become the King of your heart and the Lord of your life. Let love reign and our ideal will be manifested.

Ponder on this:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true friends; succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat on you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway.

Give the world your best anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; it was never between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa

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Udeme Archibong is a prolific writer, an astute communicator and a model of excellence. Her writings have made profound impact on thousands of lives around the world through her blog: successrecipeblog.com, which has followings in over 70 countries in continents of the world.

She is a Self-Development Expert, who passionately works towards helping people maximize their destinies.

At some point, she was a motivational columnist, writing Success Recipe and Destiny Catalyst, for two Nigerian national newspapers, Vanguard and ThisDay, respectively. She is the initiator of the Revolution Series Seminars