“The beginning and the end of the truth must be the same. Today, we do not need religion. A person who can connect his heart directly to Heaven and Earth would be enough for that purpose. Peace comes from the heart too. When my mind expresses happiness, the vast expanse of the universe becomes my bosom friend and runs wild within the world of my mind.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
“Unless words and action are one, they result in evil. If we harmonize on all sides we are balanced. If we don’t harmonize, we lose our spiritual balance and it is almost impossible for us to right ourselves. The same is true of our faith – if we lean to one side we lose harmony and harmony cannot easily be recovered, even with hundreds of thousands of times the effort. So to keep from turning aside from our path, you must be right and true in your words and actions – behavior and feelings to draw the boundary between gain and loss in your religious life. Even one hundredth of second will make or break your fate.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon
Enjoy your Sunday and start to learn to leave things behind!
Be happy for the present moments, let the steam and stress go, keep love and positivity in your heart only.
Then this day will benefit your for long in your everyday life!
Say this to yourself as a repetition: “I love myself for no reason. I am who I can be. I can achieve anything what I set my mind to do so.”
Have you ever thought our world is doomed and people are less likely to manifest eternal happiness and cause joy to each other? You might be right about it…
However, there is an “if” in this case.
First of all, “if” we really look around and see the recent state of our world today we can safely say, there are barely any glimpses of true shine of hope and wisdom.
Can any leaders in any field be trusted to take a lead for the greater good not for own, selfish interests?
Of course, plenty of them are giving donations which is great, some support people in need, children in crisis and so on.
A great yet small sum in exchange for what they did to them, to all of us. Anyhow, we are all into this, together, collectively.
Yes, personally you most probably never harmed anyone, never caused any regional conflict to gain more for your business, possibly never lied bluntly instead of being honest and most probably you never took advantage on the vulnerable ones.
However, we all let it happen. We all let the evil to spread among us, causing misery and agony.
With every day not changing and evolving for the greater, common good, we keep repeating the same, vicious cycle what has been happening since we remember for human history.
And maybe there is where everything lies behind.
We forgot the beginning.
We became purposeless.
We became rootless.
This rootlessness made us to be ruthless. And instead of dreaming for a great future and building it, we keep doing everything against ourselves and each other.
“IF” we look around, if we really look at that, especially the Nature, we can see patterns. Patterns which are unchanging, eternal in every level in the Universe. Even in our own cells. Even in the planetary systems. And they are to show how our own lives are supposed to be.
Living for the sake of others.
It all starts with an internal desire, continues with the right mindset. It goes on with the right way of speaking. And then actions come. First: mind and body unity, centred on a true heart.
A person who is growing this way, can relate in a more mature level with another one. Together, they are able to unite in a much higher and heartfelt relationships. A true one.
It can happen between a parent and a child, siblings and spouses.
As for siblings, this can be applied to anyone, every one of us can relate to each other as true brothers and sisters.
We can even use this kind of approach with the world around us, keeping and growing a sustainable garden of life.
“If” we can see the patterns, maybe it takes time, then, we will be able to start to think of applying them, step by step to our lives.
Will it be successful at first? Not necessarily.
Will we succeed ultimately? Absolutely.
What we need here is, to be able to see, we are not meant to suffer, we never were. We need to be able to see, we were never meant to hurt each other or abandon in need.
Everyone deserves to be happy and live a joyous life.
We need to find our original mindset for that. Since the desire is in our heart, we are already at the second step.
The impulse of the original mind, which everyone possesses, is to abhor evil and exalt goodness.
So, what are we waiting for?
We were born to be good with such a great creativity for co-creation.
We have not known the God who could never take pride in His creation. We did not know that He saw His pride turn into sorrow and manifest itself in tears.
Therefore, now we must find the original heavenly nature and original love of which God longs to be proud. Accordingly, as the people who possess the original heart of love that can relate with God, you must cultivate yourselves to become those in whom God can take pride. Although, God has been yearning and searching for the one person who can bring shame to Satan and provide God with a source of pride, He has not been able to find such a person.
People want to boast. It is human nature to put one’s self forward and boast about oneself. We have the desire to boast about our parents, our children, and the whole of our family. Furthermore, we have the desire to be proud of our tribes, our nations, our world, and the whole of heaven and earth. Although, you are fallen people, your original minds that seek to boast about things are controlling both your lives and history. You have to understand this.
Why do we think of such a desire as wrong? It is because of the Human Fall. In our daily lives, we want to boast about everything we have. We do not want to boast about them to just our neighbours, but to everyone in the world. The desire to be proud is not an evil desire; it is an impulse of the original mind. This is the original mind through which you can enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It is the desire of our hearts to boast about ourselves and be famous on the level of the society, the nation and the world.
Why does such a desire move in our hearts and stir our feelings? It is because we have the natural desire to boast. Our minds have this desire because, if God and human beings had become one in the ideal manner, that would have been the source of pride for us as well as God. This is why we are moving in this direction, even though we fell. This is why we are struggling to find the central value of the whole cosmos.
However, because human beings fell, the laws concerning pride were not in line with the Principle. They were opposed to it. People should have followed the intentions of their original hearts and pursued the laws of the Principle; yet because of the fall, they lost everything and headed in the opposite direction. As a result of this, the directions that our original minds pursue and the actual environment in which we live are diametrically opposed to one another.
We are searching for God and the path of the Way. In whom should we take pride? Before we take pride in ourselves, we must boast about our center. If we want to be proud of our nation, rather than being proud centered on ourselves, we must be proud of a patriot of that nation. When we are proud of our tribe, we must be proud of its center. The same thing is true for the family.
Therefore, fallen people must reject and transcend themselves to find the source of their pride in the center of a group, province, nation, world and God, who is the center of heaven and earth. Unless we do this, we can never stand as the source of God’s pride.
Let Us Understand God, Who Wanted to be Proud
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
February 8, 1959