Day 13: Enjoyed, Experienced

Meditation 13:
They are not to be loved, hated, or feared.
Just enjoyed, used, without attaching emotion to them.
Without fear of losing them, without desire of possessing them.
Enjoying everything in the normal state of existence as it comes and goes.

Meditation Day 13
Enjoyed, Experienced

To constantly abide in that realization
first could probably be the most important step,
although the one that comes next to it is so close in importance
that I would hesitate to say that it isn’t equally important, and that is this.
Throughout your entire lives,
from the moment of conception to this very minute,
you have been taught to either love, hate, or fear something that is in the form of effect.
The body, the fever, the lump, the dollar bills or pound notes,
the properties, the climate, the weather, the tyrant, the gun, the knife.
You will find as you review these things in your mind,
that you either love, hate, or fear these things.
Love some and hate others and fear still others.

And this is the major point that must be overcome
in your experience so that you can look upon all form,
or effect, or what St. Paul called “the creature”
without love, hate, or fear.
He tells us that we worship the creature more than the Creator,
and we do. We do.
We either love, hate, or fear some creature,
some form or effect, and we either love its effect upon us,
or hate its effect upon us,
or fear its effect upon us.
We should do none of these things.

The things, which ordinarily speaking, comprise our natural lives: the beautiful sceneries, the mountains, the valleys, the hills and the dales, the heavens, the stars, the suns and the moons, the times and the tides, the oceans and all there is therein. These are not to be hated, loved, or feared. These are to be enjoyed or used, as the case may be. Experienced. Works of art, works of beauty, these are to be enjoyed, experienced. Properties, homes, farms, ranches, castles, yachts, these are to be enjoyed.
They are not to be loved, hated, or feared.
Just enjoyed, used, without attaching emotion to them.
Without fear of losing them, without desire of possessing them.
Enjoying everything in the normal state of existence as it comes and goes.

Joel S. Goldsmith
How To Heal part1
1958

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